Professor Gian-Luca Oppo

Physics

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 and in 2016 Oppo was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award for the Most Enthusiastic Teacher at Strathclyde. Oppo's research profile and citations are available on Google Scholar

Prizes and awards

Teaching Excellence Award
Recipient
20/5/2016
Visiting Professor Award
Recipient
1/4/2015
1796 Freeland Chair of Natural Philosophy
Recipient
1/1/2015
Teaching Excellence Award
Recipient
7/5/2014
Elected Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh
Recipient
7/3/2012
Awarded the Occhialini Medal and Prize 2011
Recipient
26/9/2011

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Qualifications

  • Winner of the Occhialini medal and prize (2011)
  • Winner of the Teaching Excellence Award (2016)
  • Winner of the Teaching Excellence Award (2014)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2012)
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America (1999)
  • Fellow of the institute of Physics (1997)

Publications

Coupling of magnetic and optomechanical structuring in cold atoms
Ackemann T, Labeyrie G, Costa Boquete A, Baio G, Walker J G M, Kaiser R, Oppo G-L, Robb G R M
Physical Review A Vol 105 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.105.063508
Dynamics of optomechanical droplets in a Bose-Einstein condensate
Walker J G M, Robb G R M, Oppo G-L, Ackemann T
Physical Review A Vol 105 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.105.063305
Breathing dynamics of symmetry-broken temporal cavity solitons in Kerr ring resonators
Xu Gang, Hill Lewis, Fatome Julien, Oppo Gian-Luca, Erkintalo Miro, Murdoch Stuart G, Coen Stéphane
Optics Letters Vol 47, pp. 1486-1489 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.449679
Defect-mediated turbulence in lasers with injected signals
Oppo Gian-Luca
Chaos, Solitons and Fractals Vol 155 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chaos.2021.111750
Rotating and spiraling spatial dissipative solitons of light and cold atoms
Baio Giuseppe, Ackemann Thorsten, Oppo Gian-Luca, Robb Gordon, Yao Alison
Physical Review A Vol 105 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.105.023318
Temporal cavity solitons and frequency combs via quantum interference
Oppo Gian-Luca, Grant David, Eslami Mansour
Physical Review A Vol 105 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.105.L011501

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Professional activities

Selection of Professor at University of Cote d'Azur, Nice, France
Examiner
19/4/2022
Yueyue Wang
Host
1/1/2019
Nonlinear Photonics Conference
Chair
1/7/2018
Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society (External organisation)
Member
15/1/2017
Nonlinear Photonics
Chair
5/9/2016
University of Sussex (External organisation)
Member
2/1/2016

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Projects

Theory and simulations of frequency combs in micro-resonator devices (£15K support from MPISL)
Oppo, Gian-Luca (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Campbell, Graeme
Oppo, Gian-Luca (Principal Investigator) Robb, Gordon (Co-investigator) Campbell, Graeme (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Henderson, Grant
Yao, Alison (Principal Investigator) Oppo, Gian-Luca (Co-investigator) Henderson, Grant (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Mansfield, Elliott
Daley, Andrew (Principal Investigator) Oppo, Gian-Luca (Co-investigator) Mansfield, Elliott (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
Engineering many-body quantum states and dissipative dynamics in quantum simulators | Mansfield, Elliott
Daley, Andrew (Principal Investigator) Oppo, Gian-Luca (Co-investigator) Mansfield, Elliott (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
Theory and Simulation of Polarisation Frequency Combs in Microcavities
Oppo, Gian-Luca (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2021

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