We report strong coupling between light and polaron optical excitations in a doped organic semiconductor microcavity at room temperature. Codepositing MoO3 and the hole transport material 4, 4′-cyclohexylidenebis[N, N-bis(4-methylphenyl)benzenamine] introduces a large hole density with a narrow linewidth optical transition centered at 1.8 eV and an absorption coefficient exceeding 104 cm-1. Coupling this transition to a Fabry-Pérot cavity mode yields upper and lower polaron polariton branches that are clearly resolved in angle-dependent reflectivity with a vacuum Rabi splitting ΩR>0.3 eV. This result establishes a path to electrically control polaritons in organic semiconductors and may lead to increased polariton-polariton Coulombic interactions that lower the threshold for nonlinear phenomena such as polariton condensation and lasing.
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