Professor Thorsten Ackemann

Physics

Publications

Inversion symmetry breaking in spin patterns by a weak magnetic field
Krešić I, Robb G R M, Labeyrie G, Kaiser R, Ackemann T
Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Vol 99 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.99.053851
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)
https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.5.001322
Self-organized spin and density ordering of thermal atoms in cavities
Costa Boquete Adrian, Ackemann Thorsten, Griffin Paul
DOQS2018 (2018)
Self-organized spin and density ordering of thermal atoms in cavities
Costa Boquete Adrian, Ackemann Thorsten, Griffin Paul
Les Houches predoc school on Ultracold Fermions (2018)
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)
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-30758-2
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)
https://doi.org/10.1038/s42005-018-0034-3

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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

Atomic interaction via diffractive light coupling
Speaker
15/7/2019
Complex solitons in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with frequency-selective feedback
Speaker
4/6/2019
ColOpt Winter School: Collective Effects, Structured Light and Quantum Matter
Participant
4/3/2019
Engineering diffraction: Control of broad-area lasers and shaping atomic interactions for quantum simulation
Speaker
19/6/2018
Spontaneous magnetic and density structures in cold atoms via light mediated interactions
Speaker
14/3/2018
Optomechanical structuring in quantum-degenerate matter via diffractive light interactions
Speaker
16/1/2018

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Projects

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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