Strong exciton-photon coupling in inorganic-organic multiple quantum wells embedded low-Q microcavity

Opt Express. 2009 Nov 23;17(24):22171-8. doi: 10.1364/OE.17.022171.


Optoelectronic-compatible heterostructures are fabricated from layered inorganic-organic multiple quantum wells (IO-MQW) of Cyclohexenyl ethyl ammonium lead iodide, (C(6)H(9)C(2)H(4)NH(3))(2)PbI(4) (CHPI). These hybrids possess strongly-resonant optical features, are thermally stable and compatible with hybrid photonics assembly. Room-temperature strong-coupling is observed when these hybrids are straightforwardly embedded in metal-air (M-A) and metal-metal (M-M) low-Q microcavities, due to the large oscillator strength of these IO-MQWs. The strength of the Rabi splitting is 130 meV for M-A and 160 meV for M-M cavities. These values are significantly higher than for J-aggregates in all-metal microcavities of similar length. These experimental results are in good agreement with transfer matrix simulations based on resonant excitons. Incorporating exciton-switching hybrids allows active control of the strong-coupling parameters by temperature, suggesting new device applications.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computer Simulation
  • Iodides / chemistry
  • Lead / chemistry
  • Light
  • Luminescence
  • Materials Testing
  • Metals / chemistry
  • Nanostructures / chemistry
  • Optics and Photonics*
  • Oscillometry / methods
  • Photochemistry / methods*
  • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds / chemistry
  • Surface Properties
  • Temperature


  • Iodides
  • Metals
  • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
  • Lead