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Sunday, August 2 (top)

6:30pm - 8:00


Opening Reception

Monday, August 3 (top)

8:15am – 8:30


Opening Remarks

M1. Novel Materials

Chair: Junichiro Kono


8:30am - 9:00

M1.1: Harald Giessen (i), University of Stuttgart

Complex functional nanooptics and plasmonics

9:00am – 9:30

M1.2: Shangr (Felix) Gwo (i), National Tsing Hua University

Plasmonic Nanolasers Using Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Structures

9:30am – 10:00

M1.3: Mikhael Lukin (i), Harvard

Quantum optics with nanophotonic systems

10:00am – 10:30

M1.4: Jacob B. Khurgin (i), Johns Hopkins University

Optically induced DC current in unbiased dielectrics and semiconductors - a straightforward nonlinear optical effect.

10:30am – 11:00

Coffee Break


M2. Quantum Optics I

Chair: Glenn Solomon


11:00am - 11:30

M2.1: Jelena Vuckovic (i), Stanford University

Quantum nanophotonics

1:30am - 12:00pm

M2.2: Peter Michler (i), University of Stuttgart

Non-classical quantum dot light sources for integrated quantum photonics

12:00pm - 12:30

M2.3: Hailin Wang (i), University of Oregon

Protecting a solid-state spin from decoherence using dressed spin states

12:30pm - 1:30 Lunch  
1:30pm - 7:00 Free Time  

M3. 2D Materials I

Chair: Ulrike Woggon


7:00pm – 7:30

M3.1: Tony F. Heinz (i), Stanford University

Optical Properties of Atomically Thin Semiconductors Layers and Heterostructures

7:30pm – 8:00

M3.2: Frank Jahnke (i), University of Bremen

Microscopic theory for photoluminescence from atomically thin MoS2

8:00pm – 8:30

M3.3: Ming-Wei Wu (i), University of Science and Technology of China

Spin dynamics in bilayer graphene and mono- and bilayer transition metal dichalcogenides

8:30pm – 9:00

M3.4: Steve G. Louie (i), University of California at Berkeley

Many-body Effects in the Photophysics of Quasi 2D Materials

Tuesday, August 4 (top)

Tu1. Manybodypedia

Chair: Hui Deng


8:30am– 9:00

Tu1.1: Mackillo (Mack) Kira (i), University of Marburg

Expedition atomic BEC - semiconductor - atomic BEC

9:00am – 9:30

Tu1.2: Deborah Jin (i), JILA, NIST, and University of Colorado

A Strongly Interacting Bose-Einstein Condensate

9:30am – 10:00

Tu1.3: Benoit Deveaud (i), EPFL

Polaritonic Spinor interactions and Feshbach Resonance in semiconductor microcavities

10:00am – 10:30

Tu1.4: Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami (i), The University of Tokyo

Towards stable Bose-Einstein condensation of dark excitons in bulkcuprous oxide at 100 mK

10:30am – 11:00

Coffee Break


Tu2. THz Spectroscopy

Chair: Tony Heinz


11:00am – 11:30

Tu2.1: Rupert Huber (i), University of Regensburg

Latest frontiers in sub-cycle THz physics: the fast, the strong and the small

11:30am – 12:00pm

Tu2.2: Stephan W. Koch (i), University of Marburg

High-harmonic generation in atoms vs. solids

12:00pm - 12:30

Tu2.3: Junichiro Kono (i), Rice University

Collective Magnetic Excitations in a Terahertz Photonic Cavity

12:30pm - 1:30 Lunch  
1:30pm - 7:00 Free Time  

Tu3. Emerging Physics I

Chair: Alexander Carmele


7:00pm – 7:30

Tu3.1: Colin M. Chow (i), University of Michigan

Coherent Optical Control of the Electron and Nuclear Spin in a Quantum Dot Molecule

7:30pm - 8:00

Tu3.2: Val Zwiller (i), KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Technical University Delft

Quantum Optics with Nanowires

8:00pm – 8:30

Tu3.3: Kai Zhu (i), NREL

Understanding Material Effect on Charge Carrier Dynamics in Perovskite Solar Cells

8:30pm – 9:00

Tu3.4: Päivi Törmä (i), Aalto University

Strong coupling between surface plasmon polaritons and emitters

Wednesday, August 5 (top)

W1. 2D Materials II

Chair: Denis Karaiskaj


8:30am – 9:00

W1.1: Jeremy J. Baumberg (i), University of Cambridge

Squeezing light into nanogaps: plasmonics in the sub-nm and quantum domains, with graphene, MoS2, and molecules

9:00am – 9:30

W1.2: Rolf Binder (i), University of Arizona

Electron-phonon interaction in graphene: a global k-space point of view

9:30am – 10:00

W1.3: Xiaodong Xu (i), University of Washington

Excitons in 2D Heterostructures

10:00am – 10:30

W1.4: Feng Wang (i), University of California at Berkeley

Probing Dirac electron physics in graphitic materials

10:30am – 11:00

Coffee Break


W2. Attosecond Spectroscopy

Chair: Rupert Huber


11:00am – 11:30

W2.1: Eleftherios Goulielmakis (i), Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics

Attosecond Physics in Solids

11:30am – 12:00pm

W2.2: David A. Reis (i), Stanford PULSE Institute

Comparison of high-harmonic generation from dilute and solid-phase rare gases

12:00pm – 12:30

W2.3: Stephen R. Leone (i), University of California at Berkeley

Attosecond Electronic Band Dynamics
12:30pm - 1:30 Lunch  
1:30pm - 7:00 Free Time  

W3. Posters



7:00pm - 7:30

Poster Preview

7:30pm - 9:00

Poster Session

See details below

Thursday, August 6 (top)

Th1. Emerging Physics II

Chair: Yuichiro Kato


8:30am – 8:50

Th1.1: Galina Khitrova (c), University of Arizona

Shipwrecked on an Indium Island in Search of Majorana Fermions

8:50am - 9:10

Th1.2: Jeffrey Davis (c), Swinburne University of Technology

Three dimensional spectroscopy reveals charge transfer states and other dark states in intrinsic semiconductor quantum wells

9:10am – 9:30

Th1.3: Chih-Wei Lai (c), Michigan State University

Spin-polarized light fluids in a highly photoexcited microcavity

9:30am – 9:50

Th1.4: Denis Karaiskaj (c), University of South Florida

From Mahan excitons to Landau levels at high magnetic fields: 2DFT spectroscopy reveals hidden quantum correlations

9:50am – 10:10

Th1.5: Hui Deng (c), University of Michigan

Quantized Charging and Electrical Excitation of Site-Controlled III-Nitride Quantum Dots

10:10am – 10:30

Th1.6: Emma R. Schmidgall (c), Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Deterministic Generation of a Cluster State of Polarization Entangled Single Photons

10:30am – 11:00

Coffee Break


Th2. Quantum Optics II

Chair: Val Zwiller


11:00am – 11:30

Th2.1: Ulrike Woggon (i), Technical University of Berlin

Quantum state tomography in Population-Inverted Quantum Dots

11:30am – 12:00pm

Th2.2: Loic Lanco (i), CNRS

Enhancing the spin-photon interaction with cavity-QED

12:00pm - 12:20

Th2.3: Galan Moody (c), National Institute of Standards and Technology

Photon-Correlation Dynamics of High-Beta Lasers

12:20pm - 12:40

Th2.4: Glenn S. Solomon (c), Joint Quantum Institute, NIST and University of Maryland

Single-shot, full characterization of a single-photon state
12:40pm - 1:30 Lunch  

Th3. Quasiparticle Spectroscopy

Chair: Hailin Wang


1:30pm – 2:00

Th3.1: Stefan Scheel (i), University of Rostock

Rydberg physics with giant excitons in cuprous oxide

2:00pm – 2:30

Th3.2: Roberto Merlin (i), University of Michigan

Frenkel-like Wannier-Mott Excitons in Few-Layer PbI2

2:30pm – 3:00

Th3.3: Yuichiro K. Kato (i), University of Tokyo

Exciton physics in individual carbon nanotubes

Th4. Posters



3:00pm - 3:30

Poster Preview

3:30pm - 6:00

Poster Session

See details below
6:00pm - 7:00

Free Time

7:00pm - 9:00



Friday, August 7 (top)

F1. Emerging Physics III

Chair: Päivi Törmä


8:30am – 9:00

F1.1: Ted B. Norris (i), University of Michigan

THz and mid-IR Spectroscopy of Graphene Multilayer Structures

9:00am - 9:30

F1.2: John E. Sipe (i), University of Toronto

The nonlinear optics of graphene: Welcome to the Wild West!

9:30am – 9:50

F1.3: Akshay Singh (c), University of Texas at Austin

Trion formation dynamics in Molybdenum Diselenide (MoSe2) Monolayers

9:50am – 10:10

F1.4: Søren Stobbe (c), Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

Superradiant single-photon emission from a quantum dot

10:10am – 10:30

F1.5: Travis M. Autry (c), JILA, University of Colorado

Measurement of the Collective Exciton-Polariton Ladder

10:30am – 11:00

Coffee Break


F2. Quantum Optics III

Chair: Stefan Scheel


11:00am - 11:30

F2.1: A. Mark Fox (i), University of Sheffield

Ultrafast manipulation of excitons and spins in quantum dots

11:30am - 12:00pm

F2.2: Alexander Carmele (i), Technical University of Berlin

Quantum feedback stabilized solid-state emitters

12:00pm - 12:30

F2.3: Scott A. Crooker (i), National High Magnetic Field Lab

Long-lived spin relaxation and spin coherence of resident electrons in monolayer MoS2 and WS2

12:30pm - 12:45


12:45pm - 1:30 Lunch  



Posters (top)

The poster boards will accomodate posters that are 4' wide by 3' high, although the portrait orientation will work as well.

Poster Session 1:
Wednesday August 5


2D materials    
Qihua Xiong Nanyang Technological University Charge-Induced Second-Harmonic Generation in Bilayer Transitional Metal Dichalcogenides – A Case Study of WSe2
John R. Schaibley University of Washington Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Excitons in Monolayer MoSe2
Hebin Li Florida International University Valley Dynamics in Monolayer MoSe2 Studied by Pump-Probe Spectroscopy
Stephan W. Koch Department of Physics and Material Sciences Center, Philipps University Marburg Optically bright p-excitons indicating strong Coulomb coupling in transition-metal dichalcogenides
Tao Yu University of Science and Technology of China Theory of optical spectra and depolarization dynamics in bilayer WS2 from viewpoint of excimers
Kai Hao University of Texas-Austin Quantum Coherent Dynamics of Excitons in Atomically Thin Semiconductors
Qiannan Cui Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Kansas Coherent Control of Nanoscale Ballistic Currents in Transition Meatal Dichalcogenide ReS2
Alexander Steinhoff University of Bremen Optical properties and excitation kinetics in monolayer MoS2
Matthew Z. Bellus University of Kansas Tightly Bound Trions in Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Heterostructures
Weng W. Chow Sandia National Laboratories Adaption of semiconductor many-body theoretical techniques for modeling atomtronic circuits
Mackillo (Mack) Kira University of Marburg Semiconductor vs. hyperbolic Bloch equations
Ryo Hanai Department of Physics, Keio University Steady state and instability analysis on a pumped-decaying electron-hole gas in the Bose condensed phase
Yusuke Morita The University of Tokyo Lyman spectroscopy of quantum degenerate excitons in Cu2O
Novel Materials    
Tomasz Jakubczyk Institut Néel, CNRS Coherent nonlinear spectroscopy of an InAs quantum dot embedded in a photonic trumpet
Abdel M. Alsmadi Kuwait University Hot Probe and Optical Measurements of n-Type Conduction in Sb-doped ZnO Microwires
Geoffrey M. Diederich University of Denver Exciton-Phonon Interaction Dynamics in Type I Core/Shell Quantum Dots
Dong Sun Peking University Dynamical Evolution of Anisotropic Response in Black Phosphorus
Tomáš Ostatnický Charles University in Prague Coherent oscillations with two-particle tunneling
Jiefei Zhang University of Southern California Optical Response and Spectral Uniformity of Nanotemplate-Directed InGaAs/GaAs Quantum Dots in Regular Arrays
Zhaorong Wang University of Michigan Dispersion Engineering for Vertical Microcavities Using Subwavelength Gratings
Bo Sun JILA and The University of Colorado Coherent Spectroscopy of CdSe/ZnS Colloidal Quantum Dots at Cryogenic Temperatures
Gregory Sallen EPFL The effect of noise on a bistable polariton system
S. A. Moskalenko Institute of Applied Physics 2D cavity polaritons under the influence of the Landau quantization, Rashba spin-orbit coupling, Zeeman splitting and gyrotropy
Jiaqi He Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Kansas Exceptional and Anisotropic Transport Properties of Photocarriers in Black Phosphorus
Frank Ceballos Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Kansas Probing Charge Transfer Excitons in a MoSe2-WS2 van der Waals Heterostructure
THz Spectroscopy    
Martin Mootz Department of Physics, Philipps-University Marburg Coulomb dominated nonlinear THz response of Landau electrons
Ulrich Huttner Department of Physics, Philipps University Marburg Non-perturbative quantum interference of electrons
David N. Purschke University of Alberta Modulation of Photoluminescence in GaAs by Intense THz Pulses
German V. Kolmakov NYC College of Technology CUNY Nanophotonics: Polariton and dipolariton devices for optical and quantum computing
Alexander A. High Harvard University Visible Frequency Hyperbolic Metasurface
Swarnabha Chattaraj University of Southern California Semiconductor QD Emitter-Metamaterial Coupling: Simultaneous Control of Emission Rate, Directivity & Lossless Propagation
Vasily Kravtsov University of Colorado at Boulder Nonlinear Nano-Optical Probing of Two-Dimensional Materials with Adiabatic Plasmonic Nanofocusing

Poster Session 2:
Thursday August 6


Quantum Optics    
Quentin Mermillod Institut Néel, CNRS Coherence dynamics and control of a single emitter via cavity-enhanced nonlinear spectroscopy
Alexander Foerster Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg Sub- and Superradiance in Quantum-Dot Microlasers
Tobias Heindel Institute of Solid State Physics, Technische Universität Berlin Probing Two-Photon Interference of Deterministic Quantum Dot Microlenses by Two-Pulse Experiments With Variable Pulse-Separation
Christopher Gies Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Bremen, Germany A Single-Photon Source using Multiple Quantum Dots
Leo Yu Ginzton Lab, Stanford University Quantum Networking with Quantum Dot Spins and Telecom Photons
Martin Mootz Department of Physics, Philipps-University Marburg Quantum spectroscopy of dropletons
Søren Stobbe Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen Superradiant single-photon emission from a quantum dot
Hui Deng University of Michigan Dimensional Control of Superradiance
Tyler Hill University of Michigan Dispersion Control of Superradiance
Seonghoon Kim University of Michigan Coherence Properties of a Single-Mode Polariton Laser
Edward B. Flagg West Virginia University An Optical Spin Read-out Method in a Quantum Dot using the AC Stark Effect
Olger V. Zwier Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials All-optical coherent population trapping with divacancy spin ensembles in silicon carbide
Jakko P. de Jong Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Suppressing nuclear spin fluctuations around semiconductor electrons via the interplay of optical CPT and DNP
Ronald Ulbricht University of Colorado Boulder Femtosecond Electronic Depolarization and Vibrational Relaxation Dynamics of the Nitrogen-Vacancy Defect in Diamond
Ron Tenne Weizmann Institute Photon Statistics in the Luminescence of Colloidal Quantum Wells
Aaron M. Ross University of Michigan Efforts towards a Universal Two-Qubit Gate in Self-Assembled InAs Quantum Dot Molecules
Quasiparticle spectroscopy    
Takushi Uda Institute of Engineering Innovation, The University of Tokyo Electrical activation of dark excitonic states in carbon nanotubes
Akihiro Ishii Institute of Engineering Innovation, The University of Tokyo Exciton diffusion, end quenching, and exciton-exciton annihilation in individual air-suspended carbon nanotubes
Xiayu Linpeng University of Washington Excitons bound to ultra-smooth stacking fault plane in high purity GaAs
Hirosuke Suzuki The University of Tokyo Cooling dynamics of trapped paraexcitons in Cu2O at sub-Kelvin temperatures
Florian Schöne University of Rostock Quantum defect of the Rydberg series of Cu2O
Eric W. Martin JILA, University of Colorado & NIST/ University of Michigan Measured Tweezing of Excitons in GaAs Quantum Wells Requires Strong Coulomb Enhancement
Takeshi Suzuki JILA, University of Colorado & National Institute of Standards and Technology Coherent Control of an Exciton/Biexciton Ensemble System
Rohan Singh JILA, University of Colorado & National Institute of Standards and Technology Polarization Dependent Exciton Dephasing in Quantum Wells is Manifestation of Bosonic Nature of Excitons
Steven T. Cundiff JILA, University of Colorado & National Institute of Standards and Technology Spectral Diffusion of Excitons in GaAs QuantumWells
Kosuke Yoshioka The University of Tokyo Absorption imaging of 1s paraexcitons in a strain-induced trap in Cu2O using excitonic 1s-2p transitions
Christopher L. Smallwood JILA, University of Colorado & National Institute of Standards and Technology Energy Transfer Signatures in the Photoluminescence Excitation Spectrum of Asymmetric InGaAs Coupled Quantum Wells
Mark E. Siemens University of Denver Analytical Calculation of Two Dimensional spectra
Jonathan Tollerud Swinburne University of Technology Anomalous coherent dynamics in quantum wells revealed by multidimensional spectroscopy with extremely low excitation density
Kevin L. Silverman National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder Charged Exciton Linewidth Narrowing via Nuclear Spin Screening in an InAs QD Ensemble
Junko Omachi The University of Tokyo Mid-infrared response of Fermi-degenerate electron-hole droplets in diamond
Yoseob Yoon Massachusetts Institute of Technology Direct measurement of polariton-polariton interaction strength
Rolf Binder University of Arizona Polarization dependent four-wave mixing in polariton quantum fluids