Resonance Couplings in Si@MoS2 Core–Shell Architectures

Tatsuki Hinamoto, Yea Shine Lee, Sina Abedini Dereshgi, Jennifer G. DiStefano, Roberto dos Reis, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Koray Aydin, Minoru Fujii*, Vinayak P. Dravid

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Heterostructures of transition metal dichalcogenides and optical cavities that can couple to each other are rising candidates for advanced quantum optics and electronics. This is due to their enhanced light–matter interactions in the visible to near-infrared range. Core–shell structures are particularly valuable for their maximized interfacial area. Here, the chemical vapor deposition synthesis of Si@MoS2 core–shells and extensive structural characterization are presented. Compared with traditional plasmonic cores, the silicon dielectric Mie resonator core offers low Ohmic losses and a wider spectrum of optical modes. The magnetic dipole (MD) mode of the silicon core efficiently couples with MoS2 through its large tangential component at the core surface. Using transmission electron microscopy and correlative single-particle scattering spectroscopy, MD mode splitting is experimentally demonstrated in this unique Si@MoS2 core–shell structure. This is evidence for resonance coupling, which is limited to theoretical proposals in this particular system. A coupling constant of 39 meV is achieved, which is ≈1.5-fold higher than previous reports of particle-on-film geometries with a smaller interfacial area. Finally, higher-order systems with the potential to tune properties are demonstrated through a dimer system of Si@MoS2, forming the basis for emerging architectures for optoelectronic and nanophotonic applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2200413
Issue number17
StatePublished - Apr 27 2022


  • Mie resonance
  • radial anisotropy
  • resonant coupling
  • silicon nanospheres
  • transition metal dichalcogenides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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