Quantum optics meets correlated electrons

  • Date: Apr 8, 2022
  • Time: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Mohammad Hafezi
  • University of Maryland
  • Location: CFEL (Bldg. 99)
  • Room: Seminar Room I, II & III and on Zoom
  • Host: Angel Rubio / Andrea Cavalleri
Quantum optics meets correlated electrons

Given tremendous progress in controlling individual photons and other excitations such as spin, excitonic, phononic in solid-state systems, it is intriguing to explore whether these quantum optical control techniques could pave a radically new way to prepare, manipulate, and detect non-local and correlated electronic states. In this talk, I discuss several theoretical ideas : (1) Floquet engineering of band structures and effective interaction, both in the context of topological physics and superconductivity, (2) Enhancing superconductivity through light-matter coupling: using an optical drive, an empty cavity or squeezed drive, (3) Formation of excitons in Mott insulators and their magnetic properties.

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