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Breaking the space-time symmetries in materials can markedly influence their electronic and optical properties. In 3R-stacked transition metal dichalcogenides, the explicitly broken inversion symmetry enables valley-contrasting Berry curvature and quantization of electronic angular momentum, providing an unprecedented platform for valleytronics. Here, we study the valley coherence of 3R WS2 large single-crystal with thicknesses ranging from monolayer to octalayer at room temperature. Our measurements demonstrate that both A and B excitons possess robust and thickness-independent valley coherence. The valley coherence of direct A (B) excitons can reach 0.742 (0.653) with excitation conditions on resonance with it. Such giant and thickness-independent valley coherence of large single-crystal 3R WS2 at room temperature would provide a firm foundation for quantum manipulation of the valley degree of freedom and practical application of valleytronics.
01/01/2019 → 31/12/2022
Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding