In addition to their attractive technological applications in photovoltaics and light emitters, the perovskite family of semiconductors has recently emerged as an excellent excitonic material for fundamental studies. Specifically, the 2D hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite (HOIP) offers the added advantage of room temperature investigations owing to their large exciton binding energy. In this work, we strongly couple excitons in 2D HOIP crystals to planar microcavity photons sustaining exciton-polaritons under ambient conditions resulting in a Rabi splitting of 290 meV. Dark excitons directly pump the polariton branch along its dispersion in resonance with the Stokes shifted emission state (radiative pumping), creating a high density of polaritons at higher in-plane momentum (k| |). We further probe the nonlinear polariton dispersion dynamics at varying input laser fluence, which indicates efficient polariton-polariton scattering and decay to k| | = 0 from higher k| |. The observation of Stokes shift-assisted energy exchange of dark states with lower polaritons coupled with evidence of efficient polariton-polariton scattering makes 2D HOIPs an attractive platform to study exciton-polariton many-body physics and Bose-Einstein like condensation (BEC) at room temperature.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials