Harnessing Quantum-optical Techniques in Solid-state Materials

Coordinators: Martin Claassen, Michael Sentef, and Susanne Yelin

The control of quantum many-body states of matter in solid-state systems with short strong classical laser pulses has seen a surge in the past decade. Time-resolved experiments on solid-state systems have made rapid strides in inducing or enhancing correlated states of electrons, ranging from superconducting, magnetic, and correlated insulating phases to topological states of matter. The goal of this conference is to bring together leading researchers from different backgrounds – theory and experiment, solid state, and quantum optics – to review recent advances and to address promising new directions including the extensions of quantum optical techniques and strong cavity fields to the materials realm, providing a different route to the preparation, manipulation, and interrogation of correlated electron phases.