Prof Thorsten Ackemann
Prof. of Nonlinear Photonics
Department of Physics
University of Strathclyde
107 Rottenrow East
Glasgow G4 0NG
United Kingdom
thorsten.ackemann@strath.ac.uk
Office: John Anderson 8.21
Phone: (+44) 141 548 3079
Fax: (+44) 141 552 2891
Physics Department webpage
Research:


Nonlinear photonics



Publons Profile/ Web of Science ResearcherID F-5505-2012


Observation of spontaneous structures in quantum coherences and atomic quadrupoles publised in Optica:
Magnetic phase diagram of light-mediated spin structuring in cold atoms
Observation of spontaneous magnetic ordering via light induced coupling published in Communication Physics :
Spontaneous light-mediated magnetism in cold atoms.
Physics Focus in Physical Review Letters: :
Vortices of light on the cheap on
Spontaneous Formation of Vector Vortex Beams in Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers with Feedback


Editor’s suggestion in Physical Review Letters: A step toward 3D self-localization and light bullets:
Observation of Mode-Locked Spatial Laser Solitons
Observation of self-organized hexagonal atomic crystalization via optomechanically nonlinearities reported in Nature Photonics.

Fellowships, stipends and prizes


Jan 2013    Fellow of the Optical Society of America
June 2012  Fellow of the IOP (FInstP)

Selected Publications

  • G. Labeyrie, I. Kresic, G. R. M. Robb, G.-L. Oppo, R. Kaiser, and T. Ackemann; Magnetic phase diagram of light-mediated spin structuring in cold atoms, Optica 5, 1322 (2018).
  • I. Kresic, G. Labeyrie, G. R. M. Robb, G.-L. Oppo, P. M. Gomes, P. Griffin, R. Kaiser, and T. Ackemann; Spontaneous light-mediated magnetism in cold atoms., Commun. Phys. 1, 33 (2018).
  • P. J. Jimenez, P. Rodriguez, T. Guillet, and T. Ackemann; Spontaneous Formation of Vector Vortex Beams in Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers with Feedback, Phys. Rev.Lett. 119, 113902 (2017).
  • F. Gustave, N. Radwell, C. McIntyre, J. P. Toomey, D. M. Kane, S. Barland, W. J. Firth, G.-L. Oppo, and T. Ackemann; Observation of Mode-Locked Spatial Laser Solitons, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 044102 (2017).
  • G. Labeyrie, E. Tesio, P. M. Gomes, G.-L. Oppo, W. J. Firth, G. R. M. Robb, A. S. Arnold, R. Kaiser and T. Ackemann; Optomechanical self-structuring in a cold atomic gas., Nat Phot. 8, 321 (2014).
  • P. V. Paulau, C. McIntyre, Y. Noblet, N. Radwell, W. J. Firth, P. Colet, T. Ackemann, and G.-L. Oppo; Adler synchronization of spatial laser solitons pinned by defects, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 213904 (2012).
  • N. C. Gerhardt, M. Y. Li, H. Jaehme, H. Hoepfner, M. R. Hofmann, and T. Ackemann; Ultrafast spin-induced polarization oscillations with tunable lifetime in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 151107 (2011).
  • Y. Tanguy, T. Ackemann, W. J. Firth, and R. Jaeger; Realization of a semiconductor-based cavity soliton-laser, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 013907 (2008).
  • I. V. Babushkin, M. Schulz-Ruthenberg, N. A. Loiko, K. F.Huang, and T. Ackemann; Coupling of Polarization and Spatial Degrees of Freedom of Highly Divergent Emission in Broad-Area Square Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 213901 (2008).

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