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Professor Gian-Luca Oppo


Personal statement

Gian-Luca Oppo is the 1796 Freeland Chair in Natural Philosophy since 2015. He graduated from the Institute of Optics and the University of Florence, Italy, in 1983. He worked at the Universities of Toronto (1985-1987), Drexel in Philadelphia (1987-1989) and Nice (1989). Oppo joined Strathclyde in 1989 and became professor in 1998. Together with William Firth and Stephen Barnett, Oppo built the Computational Nonlinear and Quantum Optics group that was flagged 5* in the RAE in 2001. He created the Institute of Complex Systems at Strathclyde with Des Higham (Mathematics) in 2007. In 2011 Oppo was awarded the Occhialini Medal and Prize from the Institute of Physics and the Italian Physical Society for outstanding insights into spatio-temporal dynamics of lasers, nonlinear and quantum optical systems, achieved through the development and application of powerful techniques for large-to-small-scale computing. In 2014 Oppo was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award for Most Enthusiastic Teacher at Strathclyde. Oppo's research profile and citations are available on Google Scholar


Spontaneous light-mediated magnetism in cold atoms
Krešić I., Labeyrie G., Robb G.R.M., Oppo G.-L., Gomes P.M., Griffin P., Kaiser R., Ackemann T.
Communications Physics Vol 1, (2018)
Spontaneous symmetry breaking and trapping of temporal Kerr cavity solitons by pulsed or amplitude-modulated driving fields
Hendry Ian, Chen Wei, Wang Yadong, Garbin Bruno, Javaloyes Julien, Oppo Gian-Luca, Coen Stéphane, Murdoch Stuart G., Erkintalo Miro
Physical Review A Vol 97, (2018)
Control of polarization rotation in nonlinear propagation of fully-structured light
Gibson Christopher J., Bevington Patrick, Oppo Gian-Luca, Yao Alison M.
Physical Review A Vol 97, (2018)
Observation of mode-locked spatial laser solitons
Gustave F., Radwell N., Toomey J.P., Guillet T., McIntyre C., Barland S., Kane M., Firth W.J., Oppo G. L., Ackemann T.
European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2017, (2017)
Optical turbulence and transverse rogue waves in a cavity with triple quantum dot molecules
Eslami M., Khanmohammadi M., Kheradmand R., Oppo G.-L.
Physical Review A Vol 96, (2017)
Experimental and numerical investigations of switching wave dynamics in a normally dispersive fibre ring resonator
Garbin Bruno, Wang Yadong, Murdoch Stuart G., Oppo Gian-Luca, Coen Stéphane, Erkintalo Miro
European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics Vol 71, (2017)

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Professional activities

Nonlinear Photonics
University of Sussex (External organisation)
Non-equilibrium Processes at Negative Temperature
Honorary Degree Advisory Panel (Event)
Royal Society of Edinburgh (External organisation)
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems

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Theory and Simulation of Polarisation Frequency Combs in Microcavities
Oppo, Gian-Luca (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 30-Sep-2021
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Hill, Lewis
Oppo, Gian-Luca (Principal Investigator) Yao, Alison (Co-investigator) Hill, Lewis (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 01-Oct-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Surace, Jacopo
Oppo, Gian-Luca (Principal Investigator) Robb, Gordon (Co-investigator) Surace, Jacopo (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Apr-2020
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)
Period 01-Jan-2017 - 31-Dec-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Gibson, Christopher
Yao, Alison (Principal Investigator) Oppo, Gian-Luca (Co-investigator) Gibson, Christopher (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2014 - 01-Apr-2018
Oppo, Gian-Luca (Principal Investigator) Robb, Gordon (Co-investigator) Campbell, Russell (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2011 - 25-May-2018

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