Monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides, known for exhibiting strong excitonic resonances, constitute a very interesting and versatile platform for investigation of light-matter interactions. In this work we report on a strong coupling regime between excitons in monolayer WSe2 and photons confined in an open, voltage-tunable dielectric microcavity. The tunability of our system allows us to extend the exciton-polariton state over a wide energy range and, in particular, to bring the excitonic component of the lower polariton mode into resonance with other excitonic transitions in monolayer WSe2. With selective excitation of spin-polarized exciton-polaritons we demonstrate the valley polarization when the polaritons from the lower branch come into resonance with a bright trion state in monolayer WSe2 and valley depolarization when they are in resonance with a dark trion state.
Published : "arXiv Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics".