Luminescence in hexagonal boron nitride single layer: exciton-phonon coupling and the role of substrate

In this new work we study luminescence in monolayer hexagonal boron nitride (m-hBN) using a new ab-initio approach that takes into account the effects of atomic vibrations on the luminescence spectra. We construct the dynamical exciton-phonon self-energy, then use it to perturbatively correct the optical response functions and test this approach on bulk hBN as a benchmark. Within our approach we are able to estimate the renormalisation of the direct peak induced by phonon-assisted transitions, and this allows us to accurately describe spectra where both processes are present. If you are interested our paper is available on arXiv:

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