Condensed Matter Seminar: D. K. Efimkin, University of Texas, “Exciton-polarons in doped semiconductors”

Event time: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory (SPL), Room 52 See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The dynamics of a quasiparticle can be significantly modified by a quantum media surrounding it. This type of phenomenon can be viewed quite generally as a polaronic effect, using the concept invented by L. Landau and S. Pekar. The Bose-polaron problem involving the quantum bath of phonons or magnons has been important historically, stimulating the development of the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics and creative new numerical tools in quantum physics. Over the past decade the Fermi-polaron problem involving a Fermi gas as the quantum media has become experimentally accessible in cold atom systems, and a considerable progress has been achieved in understanding of its rich behavior.

In my talk I will argue that the Fermi-polaron physics govern optical properties of moderately doped two-dimensional semiconductors. The interactions of photoexcited excitons with Fermi sea formed by excess charge carriers split them into attractive and repulsive exciton-polarons, that manifest as two separate peaks in the absorption. The doping dependence of resonant frequencies of two peaks and their amplitudes are in a very good agreement with recent experimental results as in conventional quantum well systems, as in transition metal dichalcogenides.

D.K. Efimkin, and A.H. MacDonald, Phys. Rev B 95, 035417 (2017)
D.K. Efimkin, and A.H. MacDonald, Phys Rev. B 97, 235 432 (2018)

Open to: 
General Public