Ultrafast Dynamics in Bulk and Monolayer MoS2 Measured with Femtosecond Pump-Probe Technique

Xianghai Meng, Wenzhi Wu, Avinash Nayak, Jung-Fu Lin,Deji Akinwande, Yaguo Wang

MoS2 is a typical material of transition-metal dichalcogenide family. It exhibits unique properties when thickness reduces to monolayer. Recent studies have shown strong photoluminescence (PL) and high carrier mobility on monolayer MoS2, which makes it a promising candidate for future photonic and field-effect transistor (FET) applications. Our ultrafast measurement utilizes optical 400nm-pump 800nm-probe spectroscopy to reveal the relaxation dynamics of photo-excited carriers in both bulk and monolayer MoS2. Measurement is carried out at ambient pressure for different pump fluences. Both a fast and a slow carrier lifetime are acquired in monolayer MoS2 due to different carrier scattering mechanism. Carrier lifetimes are measured at different pump fluences, from which we propose possible carrier relaxation mechanisms. In suspended bulk MoS2, coherent acoustic phonons with a peak frequency around 38GHz are observed. Phonon lifetime and amplitude at different pump fluences have also been investigated.

Presentation Date: 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


San Antonio, Texas, USA (APS March Meeting 2015)

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