Optically trapped room temperature polariton condensate in an organic semiconductor

Mengjie Wei, Wouter Verstraelen, Konstantinos Orfanakis, Arvydas Ruseckas, Timothy C. H. Liew, Ifor D. W. Samuel*, Graham Turnbull*, Hamid Ohadi*

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The strong nonlinearities of exciton-polariton condensates in lattices make them suitable candidates for neuromorphic computing and physical simulations of complex problems. So far, all room temperature polariton condensate lattices have been achieved by nanoimprinting microcavities, which by nature lacks the crucial tunability required for realistic reconfigurable simulators. Here, we report the observation of a quantised oscillating nonlinear quantum fluid in 1D and 2D potentials in an organic microcavity at room temperature, achieved by an on-the-fly fully tuneable optical approach. Remarkably, the condensate is delocalised from the excitation region by macroscopic distances, leading both to longer coherence and a threshold one order of magnitude lower than that with a conventional Gaussian excitation profile. We observe different mode selection behaviour compared to inorganic materials, which highlights the anomalous scaling of blueshift with pump intensity and the presence of sizeable energy-relaxation mechanisms. Our work is a major step towards a fully tuneable polariton simulator at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7191
Number of pages8
JournalNature Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2022


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