Photonics Seminar: Andrew J. Musser
- Manipulating matter with strong coupling: harvesting triplet excitons in organic exciton microcavities.
- Andrew J. Musser, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield.
- Exciton-polaritons are quasiparticles with mixed photon and exciton character that demonstrate rich quantum phenomena, novel optoelectronic devices and the potential to modify chemical properties of materials. Organic semiconductors are of current interest for their room-temperature polariton formation. However, within organic optoelectronic devices, it is often the ‘dark’ spin-1 triplet excitons that dominate operation. These triplets have been largely ignored in treatments of polariton physics. Here we demonstrate polariton population from the triplet manifold via triplet-triplet annihilation, leading to polariton emission that is longer-lived (>μs) even than exciton emission in bare films. This enhancement arises from spin-2 triplet-pair states, formed by singlet fission or triplet-triplet annihilation, feeding the polariton. This is possible due to state mixing, which–in the strong coupling regime–leads to sharing of photonic character with states that are formally non-emissive. Such ‘photonic sharing’ offers the enticing possibility of harvesting or manipulating even states that are formally dark.
August 15, 2018
10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY
85 St. Nicholas Terrace
5th Floor Data Visualization Room