15th – 16th July 2019
Department of Physics, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom (map)

Excitons – bound pairs of electrons and holes in a semiconducting material – can be produced in excited internal states by means of laser excitation. More than 60 years after their discovery in cuprous oxide semiconductors, the investigation of such Rydberg excitons is currently attracting increasing world-wide interest due to their vastly exaggerated properties. Just like for their atomic counterparts, the enhanced external-field sensitivity and strong mutual interactions of such Rydberg states makes them attractive systems for fundamental studies of basic quantum phenomena and suggests exciting opportunities for future applications, such as nonlinear optical interfaces.

The workshop will bring together international researchers to share latest results, to discuss current challenges, and to explore future perspectives and new opportunities in this growing and vibrant field of research.

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