Professor Thorsten Ackemann



Externally-triggered activation and inhibition of optical pulsating regimes in quantum-dot mode-locked lasers
Robertson Joshua, Ackemann Thorsten, Lester Luke F, Hurtado Antonio
Scientific Reports Vol 8 (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)
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 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)
Dipole and quadrupole patterns in cold atoms via light induced interactions
Kresic I, Labeyrie G, Oppo G L, Firth W J, Robb G RM, Griffin P F, Arnold A S, Kaiser R, Ackemann T
European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2017 European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2017 (2017)

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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

Engineering diffraction: Control of broad-area lasers and shaping atomic interactions for quantum simulation
Spontaneous magnetic and density structures in cold atoms via light mediated interactions
Optomechanical structuring in quantum-degenerate matter via diffractive light interactions
CLEO-Europe - EQEC Steering Committee (Event)
ECOC 2018 - 44th European Conference on Optical Communication
European Quantum Electronics Conference - EQEC 2017

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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 - 13-Jan-2011
Cooperative effects and nonlinear optics in dense ensembles of cold atoms
Ackemann, Thorsten (Principal Investigator) Arnold, Aidan (Co-investigator) Firth, William (Co-investigator) Oppo, Gian-Luca (Co-investigator) Robb, Gordon (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2011 - 31-Jan-2014

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