Journal article

Organic polariton lasing with molecularly isolated perylene diimides

Randy P Sabatini, Fatemeh Maasoumi, Shyamal KK Prasad, Bolong Zhang, Caspar Clark, Timothy W Schmidt, Wallace WH Wong, Girish Lakhwani



A dye immersed in a polymer matrix represents a promising material class for organic polariton lasers. While polariton condensation has been established for boron-dipyrromethene blends, it has yet to be extended to other small dye blends. Here, we demonstrate polariton lasing in a molecularly isolated perylene diimide immersed in polystyrene. The emission exhibits threshold behavior, strong directionality, and slight blueshifting of organic polariton systems. We expect that continuous exploration of new dyes will allow improved performance in organic polariton lasing.

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (funding Grant No. CE170100026). The authors acknowledge the facilities as well as the scientific and technical assistance of the Research & Prototype Foundry Core Research Facility at the University of Sydney, part of the Australian National Fabrication Facility. This work was performed in part at the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) in the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). The authors declare no competing financial interest.