The Future Prospects of Room-Temperature Polariton Lasers

  • Gabriel Christmann
  • Jeremy J. Baumberg
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 172)


Polariton lasers offer great opportunities for a new generation of low-threshold coherent light emitters and sensors. However, operation at room temperature is challenging as thermal broadening is detrimental to the strong coupling regime. In this chapter, we present different approaches for the realization of room-temperature polariton lasers. We discuss the importance of material choices and sample design and present successful demonstration of polariton lasing using III-nitride semiconductors. Finally, we present some perspectives for the improvement of current structures and discuss issues related to electrical injection.


Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking Exciton Binding Energy Polarization Degree Streak Camera Distribute Bragg Reflector 
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We would like to acknowledge our many generous collaborators at the University of Southampton, University of Cambridge, University of Crete University Blaise Pascal, and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne who worked with us on this project.


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  1. 1.Nanophotonics Centre, Cavendish LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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