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 executive editorial board for the Journal of Optics and I was guest editor for a special issue on "Beam shifts" in 2013 and "Twisted waves and fields" in 2019.

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

Isaule, F. , Bennett, R. and Goette, J. (2022) Quantum phases of bosonic chiral molecules in helicity lattices. Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 106(1), 013321. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.106.013321)

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)

Cisowski, C. , Götte, J.B. and Franke-Arnold, S. (2022) Colloquium: geometric phases of light: insights from fiber bundle theory. Review of Modern Physics, 94(3), 031001. (doi: 10.1103/RevModPhys.94.031001)

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" 2021-2023 
  • Levehulme project grant "Disentangling the chiral clutter: "Optically enhanded rotational spectroscopy" 2021-2024