Morten Bache

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Morten Bache is associate professor in the Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics Section at DTU Fotonik and Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics team leader. He is an expert in theoretical and numerical modeling of nonlinear optical phenomena with a vast experience in realistic numerical modeling of experiments. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers in journals, and has over 1700 citations, an H-index of 17, and an m-index of 1.0. He received the 2009 Young Elite Researchers Award from the Danish Councils of Independent Research. During his Ph.D. and a 3 year postdoc in Italy he worked on nonlinear and quantum optics and on ultra-fast spatial and temporal phenomena in quadratic nonlinear materials. His current research concerns ultra-fast femtosecond nonlinear optics in fibers and nonlinear crystals.

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2011: Femto-midIR: Femtosecond few-cycle mid-infrared laser pulses, Danish Council for Independent Research | Technology and Production Sciences, 5,757,434 DKK, PI

2009:Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship (Xianglong Zeng, fellow),Cascaded optical pulse compres­sor, FP7 (People), European Commission, 303,598 € (2.26 mio. DKK), scientist in charge

2009: DFF Young Researchers Award (Ung Eliteforsker) 2009, The Danish Councils for Independent Research (DFF), 270,000 DKK

2008: Femto-VINIR: Few-cycle femtosecond optical pulses in the visible and near-infrared, The Danish Research Council for Technology and Production Sciences, 5,377,321 DKK, PI

2005: Steno postdoc grant Nanostructured polymer photonic crystal fibers for effective second-harmonic generation,  The Danish Natural Science Research Council, 1,680,510 DKK, PI

2004: Grant for the project Quantum imaging, Carlsbergfondet (The Carlsberg Foundation), 115,000 DKK,PI

2004: Polarization properties and dynamics of microcavity semi­conductor lasers, Danish Research Council for Technology and Production Sciences, 51,600 DKK, PI

International Experience:

46 ISI indexed publications: 36 journal papers, 3 errata, 7 conference papers. Over 1100 citations. H-index of 15, m-index of 1.2.

46 oral conference contributions (7 invited), 10 posters, 31 papers in conference proceedings, 2 book chapters.

Stays abroad:

July 2002-May 2005: Postdoc, Dipartimento di Fisica e Matematica, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Como, Italy

November 2000-April 2001: Visiting Ph.D. student at IMEDEA, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

July-August 2000: Visiting Ph.D. student at Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI), USA.

February-June 1998: Visiting M. Sc. student at the Center for Nonlinear Phenomenons and Complex Systems, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium.

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Research areas

Nonlinear optics, femtosecond optical pulses, ultra-short nonlinear optics, pulse propagation and temporal solitons, optical frequency conversion processes, numerical modeling of complex optical systems, nonlinear fiber optics

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. in physics, Technical University of Denmark

Apr 1999Jun 2002

Civil engineering (applied physics), Technical University of Denmark

Sep 1993Mar 1999

External positions

Associate professor, Technical University of Denmark

Aug 2008 → …

Assistant professor, Technical University of Denmark

Sep 2007Jul 2008

Postdoc, Technical University of Denmark

Jun 2005Aug 2007

Postdoc, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Como, Italy

Jul 2002May 2005

Ph.D. student, Technical University of Denmark

Apr 1999Jun 2002


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  • Nonlinear optics
  • Femtosecond optical pulses
  • Optical frequency conversion processes
  • Stochastic processes in physics
  • Quantum optics
  • Numerical modeling of complex systems
  • Nonlinear fiber optics


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