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Fabian Maucher

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Physics

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Research Groups

Department of Physics

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear Physics
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Bose-Einstein condensates
  • Atomic Physics
  • Excitable Media
  • Fluid Dynamics


Journal Article

  • Maucher, F., Skupin, S., Gardiner, S. A. & Hughes, I. G. (2018). Creating Complex Optical Longitudinal Polarization Structures. Physical Review Letters 120(16): 163903.
  • Maucher, Fabian & Sutcliffe, Paul (2018). Rings on strings in excitable media. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 51(5): 055102.
  • Maucher, Fabian & Sutcliffe, Paul (2017). Length of excitable knots. Physical Review E 96(1): 012218.
  • Maucher, F., Pohl, T., Krolikowski, W. & Skupin, S. (2017). Pattern formation in the nonlinear Schrödinger equation with competing nonlocal nonlinearities. Optical Data Processing and Storage 3(1): 13-19.
  • Maucher, F., Gardiner, S.A. & Hughes, I.G. (2016). Excitation of knotted vortex lines in matter waves. New Journal of Physics 18(6): 063016.
  • Maucher, F, Pohl, T, Skupin, S & Krolikowski, W (2016). Self-organization of light in optical media with competing nonlinearities. Physical Review Letters 116(16): 163902.
  • Maucher, F. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2016). Untangling knots via reaction-diffusion dynamics of vortex strings. Physical Review Letters 116(17): 178101.
  • Macri, T., Maucher, F., Cinti, F. & Pohl, T. (2013). Elementary excitations of ultracold soft-core bosons across the superfluid-supersolid phase transition. Phys. Rev. A (R) 87: 061602.
  • Maucher, F., Siminos, E., Krolikowski, W. & Skupin, S. (2013). Quasiperiodic oscillations and homoclinic orbits in the nonlinear nonlocal Schrödinger equation. New Journal of Physics 15(8): 083055.
  • Maucher, F., Krolikowski, W. & Skupin, S. (2012). Random Perturbations in the Nonlocal Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation. Nonlin. Phen. in Compl. Sys 15: 312.
  • Maucher, F., Krolikowski, W. & Skupin, S. (2012). Stability of solitary waves in random nonlocal nonlinear media. Phys. Rev. A 85: 063803.
  • C. Teichmüller, M. B. Fröb & F. Maucher (2011). Analytical approximation of the exterior gravitational field of rotating neutron stars. Class. and Quant. Grav 28: 155015.
  • Maucher, F., Skupin, S. & Krolikowski, W. (2011). Collapse in the nonlocal nonlinear Schrödinger equation. Nonlinearity 24: 1987.
  • Maucher, F., Henkel, N., Saffman, M., Królikowski, W., Skupin, S. & Pohl, T. (2011). Rydberg-Induced Solitons: Three-Dimensional Self-Trapping of Matter Waves. Phys. Rev. Lett 106: 170401.
  • Y. Zhang, S. Skupin, F. Maucher, A. G. Pour, K. Lu & W. Królikowski (2010). Azimuthons in weakly nonlinear waveguides of different symmetries. Opt. Express 18: 27846-27857.
  • Maucher, F., Skupin, S., Shen, M. & Krolikowski, W. (2010). Rotating three-dimensional solitons in Bose-Einstein condensates with gravitylike attractive nonlocal interaction. Phys. Rev. A 81: 063617.
  • Maucher, F., Buccoliero, D., Skupin, S., Grech, M., Desyatnikov, A.S. & Krolikowski, W. (2009). Tracking azimuthons in nonlocal nonlinear media. Opt. and Quant. Elect 41: 337-348.