Observation of macroscopic valley-polarized monolayer exciton-polaritons at room temperature

N. Lundt, S. Stoll, P. Nagler, A. Nalitov, S. Klembt, S. Betzold, J. Goddard, E. Frieling, A. V. Kavokin, C. Schüller, T. Korn, S. Höfling (+1 others)
2017 Physical review B  
In this letter, we address the chiral properties of valley exciton-polaritons in a monolayer of WS2 in the regime of strong light-matter coupling with a Tamm-Plasmon resonance. We observe that the valley polarization, which manifests in the circular polarization of the emitted photoluminescence, is strongly enhanced in comparison to bare WS2 monolayers, and can even be observed under non-resonant excitation at ambient conditions. We study the relaxation and decay dynamics of exciton-polaritons
more » ... n our device, and present a microscopic model to explain the wave vector-dependent valley depolarization as an interplay of bright and dark states, electron-hole exchange interaction and the linear polarization splitting inherent to the microcavity.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.96.241403 fatcat:wmj6f5kubnfpnavtzv5b6vu7qu