August 27 – September 1, 2017
1131 Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson, WA 98648
Ted Norris, Gerard A. Mourou Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Director, Center for Photonic and Multiscale Nanomaterials, University of Michigan
Xiaodong Xu, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Washington
Ulrike Woggon, Professor, Institute of Optics and Atomic Physics, Technical University of Berlin.
Fundamental optical processes in semiconductors (FOPS) are of central importance for both basic science and applications. The field provides the foundation for semiconductor optoelectronics and photonics by addressing fundamental problems. As such, it encompasses enabling technologies for future-generation devices; advances in technology, materials growth, measurement techniques and understanding of quantum-optical/many-body phenomena continue to stimulate great activity in the field. The topics of the conference constantly evolve to reflect the most recent developments of optical and condensed matter physics
The format of FOPS meetings is by design unusual, but is similar to the well-known Gordon conferences. Specifically, all talks are invited, and contributed papers are given in posters. The talks are limited to 25 minutes, and there will be additional time for general discussions. Meals including breakfast and lunch are communal, and FOPS meetings are held in locations noted for their beauty and, apart from nature, lack of distractions. This format is intended to foster debate and a broad discussion of future directions as well as current results.