Ultrafast polariton population build-up mediated by molecular phonons in organic microcavities

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  • A key prerequisite for low-threshold polariton lasing in organic or inorganic microcavity systems is the efficient population of the lower polariton ground state. Here, we report the observation of a resonant phonon-mediated relaxation process which gives rise to nonthermal polariton population with sub 100 fs build-up times. This mechanism is manifested by discrete maxima of the angular-resolved photoluminescence intensity, with corresponding shortening of the photoluminescence rise time at respective phonon resonances. The realization of enhanced relaxation rates in disordered J-aggregate systems is important for developing room temperature organic laser sources with less fabrication complexity than their crystalline counterparts. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.
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  • Somaschi N; Mouchliadis L; Coles D; Perakis IE; Lidzey DG; Lagoudakis PG; Savvidis PG
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  • 99
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  • 14