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Fig. 4

From: Zeeman splitting via spin-valley-layer coupling in bilayer MoTe2

Fig. 4

Origin for PL polarization in bilayer. a The requirement for the switching of light helicity can be thought of as interconversion between circularly polarized excitons, \(\sigma _ + ^{{\rm{ex}}}\) and \(\sigma _ - ^{{\rm{ex}}}\). The emission helicity is tied to the spin of the electron in the exciton, which is formed out of electron–hole pairs in both valleys/layers. The hole spin is labeled by thick vertical arrows and in our convention have spin, which is opposite to that of the electron. Owing to spin–valley-layer locking, both spin and valley need to be flipped for the switching of helicity, in the absence of interlayer hopping. b At positive magnetic field, the selective conversion of \(\sigma _ - ^{{\rm{ex}}}\) to \(\sigma _ + ^{{\rm{ex}}}\) is energetically favorable due to the Zeeman splitting

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