Reminder, today Condensed Matter Seminar (News&Views series): Thursday 12 November 2020 at 4 pm

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Reminder: Today CMSP News&Views Seminar

Virtual - Zoom Meeting

CMSP News & Views Seminar
/The News & Views Seminars are meant to address our section as a whole, 
and therefore include an extensive pedagogical introduction to the 
topic, and present the main physical ideas of the research in a way 
understandable by everybody in the section. The goal is to bridge 
distances among different subgroups of our diverse CMSP section. //The 
diversity in our section makes it a unique place for crossing bridges 
among different topics, and for cross-fertilization among seemingly 
distant fields. /
* * * Thursday 12 November 2020 at 4:00 p.m.* * *

Speaker: Mohammad HAFEZI (University of Maryland, Departments of ECE and 

Title: Quantum optics toolbox for correlated electron systems

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One of the key challenges in the development of quantum technologies is 
the control of light-matter interaction at the quantum level where 
individual excitations matter.
During the past couple of decades, there has been tremendous progress in 
controlling individual photons and other excitations such as spin, 
excitonic, phononic in solid-state systems. Such efforts have been 
motivated to develop quantum technologies such as quantum memories, 
quantum transducers, quantum networks, and quantum sensing.
While these efforts have been mainly focused on control and manipulation 
of individual excitations (i.e., single-particle physics), both desired 
and undesired many-body effects have become important.
Therefore,  it is intriguing to explore whether these quantum optical 
control techniques could pave a radically new avenue to prepare, 
manipulate, and detect non-local and correlated electronic states, such 
as topological ones.
In this talk, I discuss several examples for such ideas, from 
optically-enhanced and -induced superconductivity to cavity-QED 
properties of quantum Hall states.


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