Electrical control of photoluminescence spectrum of monolayer MoS2

Ya Li Wang, Zi Yuan Lin, Yang Chai, Sheng Wang

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All right reserved. Monolayer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) with large area and high quality have been grown using Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) method. The optical properties of MoS2was characterized systematically and high performance n-type field-effect transistors were fabricated. The effect of applied electrical field on photoluminescence (PL) spectrum of monolayer MoS2in the devices was also studied. The results showed that the strongest emission peak of the PL spectrum of monolayer MoS2consist of two peaks, namely A-peak (Charged Exciton) and A peak (Intrinsic Exciton) at room temperature. The energy difference between the two peaks is about 35 meV. The main PL peak shows obvious redshift and intensity change via tuning the back-gate voltage from negative to positive. We also found that the intensity of these two peaks show opposite dependence on the back-gate voltage with spectrum analysis. These results were analyzed and we concluded that the carrier concentration of monolayer MoS2can be effectively modulated by applied electrical field, which can further affect the intensity and shape of PL spectrum. These results provide significant basis for the research on the physical mechanism of the optical properties of two-dimensional material. Besides, the large-scale preparation of such devices also make it possible to apply these two dimension materials to optoelectronics devices and systems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number0730001
JournalGuangzi Xuebao/Acta Photonica Sinica
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


  • Charged excitons
  • Excitons
  • Light modulation
  • Molybdenum disulfide
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Optoelectronic devices
  • Photoluminescence spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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