Welcome to the Computational Nonlinear and Quantum Optics group website. The group is part of the Optics Division in the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde.

CNQO is one of the largest research groups in the department. The group applies theoretical and computational approaches to investigate problems associated with the fundamental nature of light-matter interactions as well as the capabilities of nonlinear optical devices based on or using laser light. It has state-of-the-art computational facilities and is a pioneer in the use of visual simulation to study nonlinear optical phenomena. It has its own network of UNIX workstations and connections to top-of-the-range computational facilities for parallel calculation and virtual reality graphics funded under collaborative multi-disciplinary projects. There are extensive research collaborations with groups in the EU via substantial European research grants, Australia, Japan, Russia, and the USA.

BECs and Cold Atoms

Future Light Sources


NanoDunc NanoDunc
RobbOppo McNeil Papoff

Nonlinear Photonics

Quantum Information

 Quantum Many-Body Dynamics

NonlinearPhot QuantInf HigherOrderTunneling_Media
FirthOppoYao OiPiani Daley

Quantum Theory of Light

Structured Light

Tensor Networks

JeffersYao Yao Tagliacozzo


Group Co-ordinator: Prof. Gian-Luca Oppo.
E-mail: g.l.oppo@nullstrath.ac.uk.
Tel: +44 141 548 3761