Professor Thorsten Ackemann



Magnetic phase diagram of light-mediated spin structuring in cold atoms
Labeyrie G, Krešić I, Robb G R M, Oppo G-L, Kaiser R, Ackemann T
Optica Vol 5, pp. 1322-1328 (2018)
Spontaneous light-mediated magnetism in cold atoms
Krešić I, Labeyrie G, Robb GRM, Oppo G-L, Gomes PM, Griffin P, Kaiser R, Ackemann T
Communications Physics Vol 1 (2018)
Mapping the dynamical regimes of a SESAM mode-locked VECSEL with long cavity using time series analysis
Malica Tushar, Lin Jipeng, Ackemann Thorsten, Little Douglas J, Toomey Joshua P, Paboeuf David, Lubeigt Walter, Hempler Nils, Malcom G, Maker Gareth T, Kane Deborah M
Optics Express Vol 26, pp. 16624-16638 (2018)
Observation of mode-locked spatial laser solitons
Gustave F, Radwell N, McIntyre C, Toomey J P, Kane D M, Barland S, Firth W J, Oppo G-L, Ackemann T
Physical Review Letters Vol 118 (2017)
Spontaneous formation of vector vortex beams in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with feedback
Jimenez Garcia Jesus, Rodriguez Pedro, Guillet T, Ackemann T
Physical Review Letters Vol 119 (2017)
Arrest of domain coarsening via antiperiodic regimes in delay systems
Javaloyes J, Ackemann T, Hurtado A
Physical Review Letters Vol 115 (2015)

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Research interests

The research covers several aspects of ‘Nonlinear Photonics’ with fundamental and applicative aspects, in particular the understanding of the complex nonlinear processes determining (and partially limiting) the performance of semiconductor-based photonic devices and lasers, their control and the utilization of nonlinearities for applications.  Focus is on understanding and controlling the highly nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor lasers, especially VCSELs. On the fundamental side many activities have strong interdisciplinary aspects being connected to self-organization phenomena in nonequilibrium system ubiquitous in Nonlinear and Complexity Science, technology and nature.

Professional activities

ColOpt Winter School: Collective Effects, Structured Light and Quantum Matter
Complex solitons in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with frequency-selective feedback
Invited speaker
Atomic interaction via diffractive light coupling
Invited speaker
European Physical Society (External organisation)
European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2017
Condensates of Light

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Ackemann, Thorsten (Principal Investigator) Arnold, Aidan (Co-investigator) Robb, Gordon (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2011 - 30-Jan-2015
Collective effects and optomechanics in ultra-cold matter (ColOpt) (H2020 MCSA ETN)
Ackemann, Thorsten (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Oppo, Gian-Luca (Co-investigator) Robb, Gordon (Co-investigator) Yao, Alison (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020
Complex laser dynamics: Analysis and control
Ackemann, Thorsten (Principal Investigator) Oppo, Gian-Luca (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2013 - 31-Jan-2016
Ultrafast Laser Facility for Advanced Spectroscopy Applications
McKee, David (Principal Investigator) Ackemann, Thorsten (Co-investigator) Fedorov, Maxim (Co-investigator) Fraser, Helen (Co-investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator) Hunt, Neil (Co-investigator) Tucker, Nicholas (Co-investigator)
Equipment sharing grant, £36,0000
01-Jan-2012 - 30-Jan-2012
Lifetime measurements for characterization of THz antennas
Ackemann, Thorsten (Principal Investigator)
Strathclyde Links KE grant with Scimus Solutions Inc., £10000
18-Jan-2011 - 23-Jan-2011
Characterization of cw THz emitters
Ackemann, Thorsten (Principal Investigator)
SUPA Start Knowledge exchange grant with Scimus Solutions Inc., £4999
13-Jan-2011 - 14-Jan-2011

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