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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.


  • nonlinear photonics, semiconductor laser dynamics, self-organization, cold atoms

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Research Output

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., 18 Oct 2018, In : Optica. 5, 10, p. 1322-1328 7 p.

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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
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    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., 10 Jul 2018, In : Communications Physics. 1, 9 p., 33.

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  • 18 Downloads (Pure)


    Self-organized magnetization patterns in cold atoms

    Author: Kresic, I., 24 Feb 2017

    Supervisor: Ackemann, T. (Supervisor) & Oppo, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Synthesis and assessment of laser related perameters in colour centre containing diamond

    Author: Fraczek, E., 21 Apr 2020

    Supervisor: Kemp, A. (Supervisor) & Ackemann, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP)

    Thorsten Ackemann (Recipient), Jun 2012

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA)

    Thorsten Ackemann (Recipient), Jan 2013

    Prize: Election to learned society


    ColOpt Winter School: Collective Effects, Structured Light and Quantum Matter

    Thorsten Ackemann (Participant)
    4 Mar 20197 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference