Dr Jörg Götte

I joined the University of Glasgow as a lecturer in May 2018 after an itinerant career in Scotland, the Netherlands, England, Germany and China. in Feburary 2020 I was appointed Senior Lecturer and I also hold a Visiting Professorship at Nanjing University.

I first worked at the University of Glasgow as a research assistant in the Optics Group after completion of my PhD at the University of Strathclyde. I then moved to the Netherlands to join the Leids Instituut voor Onderzoek in de Natuurkunde, before being awarded a Newton International Fellowship from the Royal Society. In 2011 I moved back to Germany to work at the Max Planck Institut für die Physik komplexer Systeme for four years.

I was awarded a professorship at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences of Nanjing University [南京大学], but before I could move there in 2016 I spent 9 months as Research Fellow back here at the University of Glasgow to develop our patent on a new form of rotational spectroscopy for chiral molecules.

I am on the editorial board for the Journal of Optics and Journal of Optics Communications and I was guest editor for a special issue on "Beam shifts" in 2013 and I am currently editing a new special issue on "Twisted waves and fields".

I am organising the colloquium of the school, so if you have suggestions for speakers or just generally concerning the colloquium, please contact me.

Selected Publications

van Kruining, K., Hayrapetyan, A. G. and Götte, J. B. (2017) Nonuniform currents and spins of relativistic electron vortices in a magnetic field. Physical Review Letters, 119(3), 030401. (doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.119.030401)

Radwell, N., Hawley, R.D., Götte, J.B. and Franke-Arnold, S. (2016) Achromatic vector vortex beams from a glass cone. Nature Communications, 7, 10564. (doi: 10.1038/ncomms10564) (PMID:26861191) (PMCID:PMC4749967)

van Kruining, K.C., Cameron, R.P. and Götte, J.B. (2018) Superpositions of up to six plane waves without electric-field interference. Optica, 5(9), pp. 1091-1098. (doi: 10.1364/OPTICA.5.001091)

Dennis, M. R. and Götte, J. B. (2012) Topological aberration of optical vortex beams: determining dielectric interfaces by optical singularity shifts. Physical Review Letters, 109(18), 183903. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.183903) (PMID:23215281)

Berry, M. et al. (2019) Roadmap on superoscillations. Journal of Optics, 21(5), 053002. (doi: 10.1088/2040-8986/ab0191)

Götte, J. B. , Löffler, W. and Dennis, M. R. (2014) Eigenpolarizations for giant transverse optical beam shifts. Physical Review Letters, 112(23), 233901. (doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.112.233901) (PMID:24972208)

Cameron, R. B., Götte, J. B. and Barnett, S. M. (2016) Chiral rotational spectroscopy. Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 94(3), 032505. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.94.032505)

Kammel, R., Ackermann, R., Thomas, J., Götte, J. , Skupin, S., Tünnermann, A. and Nolte, S. (2014) Enhancing precision in fs-laser material processing by simultaneous spatial and temporal focusing. Light: Science and Applications, 3(5), e169. (doi: 10.1038/lsa.2014.50)

Ma, L.B., Li, S.L., Fomin, V.M., Hentschel, M., Götte, J.B. , Yin, Y., Jorgensen, M.R. and Schmidt, O.G. (2016) Spin–orbit coupling of light in asymmetric microcavities. Nature Communications, 7, p. 10983. (doi: 10.1038/ncomms10983) (PMID:26987401) (PMCID:PMC4802038)


Current grants

  • EPSRC New Horizons grant "Helicity-dependent quantum phases" 2021-2022 
  • Levehulme project grant "Disentangling the chiral clutter: "Optically enhanded rotational spectroscopy" 2021-2024