Communications Physics

Tunable exciton–polariton condensation in a two-dimensional Lieb lattice at room temperature

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Microcavities with embedded optically active materials allow to create exciton–polariton condensates in the strong light–matter interaction regime. These condensates exhibit quantum fluid properties up to room temperature, and, when crystal-like lattices are imprinted in the cavity, they can be used to emulate and study solid-state physics toy models. Here, we demonstrate room temperature polariton condensation in a nano-fabricated two-dimensional Lieb lattice with an organic polymer. We exploit the tunability of our open cavity to selectively condense into the s-, p- and d-lattice band manifolds. Furthermore, we interferometrically measure long-range first-order coherence across the lattice and assess the influence of the disorder in the system. These are key first steps to investigate extended topological polariton systems at ambient conditions.