Professor Thorsten Ackemann



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)
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)
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)
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)

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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

Collective Effects and Non-Equilibrium Quantum Dynamics
Atomic interaction via diffractive light coupling
Invited speaker
Spontaneous magnetic ordering and crystallization in cold atoms via light mediated interactions
Invited speaker
Atomic interaction via diffractive light coupling
Invited speaker
Complex solitons in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with frequency-selective feedback
Invited speaker
ColOpt Winter School: Collective Effects, Structured Light and Quantum Matter

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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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