Publications

Stuff we’ve written

2021

Articles

  1. Forbes A., De Oliveira M. and Dennis M. (2021). Structured Light, Nature Photonics 15, 253-262. click here
  2. Hu X.B. et. al. (2021). Free-space nonseparability dynamics of vector modes, Photonics Research 9, 439-445. click here
  3. Nape I. et. al. (2021). Vector-mode decay in atmospheric turbulence: an analysis inspired by quantum mechanics, Phys. Rev. Appl. 15, 034030. click here (featured in Physics Today)
  4. Shen Y. et. al. (2021). Creation and control of high-dimensional multi-partite classically entangled light, Light: Science & Applications. 10, 1-10. click here (front cover and Nature press release)
  5. Rosales-Guzman C. et. al. (2021). Experimental generation of helical Mathieu-Gauss vector modes, J. Optics. 23, 034004. click here (invited paper)
  6. Cox M., Mphuthi N., Nape I., Mashaba N., Cheng L., and Forbes A. (2021). Structured light in turbulence, IEEE J. Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 27 (2), 7500521. click here (invited paper)
  7. Singh K., Buono W., Forbes A., and Dudley A. (2021). Accelerating polarization structures in vectorial fields, Optics Express 29 (2), 2727-2737. click here (editor’s selection)
  8. Wang Z., Shen Y., Naidoo D., Xing F., and Forbes A. (2021). Astigmatic hybrid SU(2) vector vortex beams: towards versatile structures in longitudinally variant polarized optics, Optics Express 29 (1), 315-329. click here
  9. Pinnell J., Rodriguez-Fajardo V., and Forbes A. (2021). Probing the limits of orbital angular momentum generation and detection with spatial light modulators, J. Optics 23 (1), 015602. click here

2020

Articles

  1. Scholes S., Kara R., Pinnell J., Rodriguez-Fajardo V., and Forbes A. (2020). Structured light with digital micro-mirror devices: a guide to best practice, Optical Engineering 59(4), 041202. click here (front cover)
  2. Liu J., Nape I., Wang Q., Valles A., Wang J., and Forbes A. (2020). Multi-dimensional entanglement transport through single-mode fibre, Science Advances 6(4), eaay0837. click here (international news story, including Physics Today, Physics World, Phys.org)
  3. Sephton B., Huang Y.W., Ambrosio A., Qui C.W., Valles A., Omatsu T. Capasso F., and Forbes A. (2020). Purity and efficiency of hybrid orbital angular momentum generating metasurfaces, J. Nanophotonics 14(1), 016005. click here
  4. Toninelli E., Stellinga D., Sephton B., Forbes A., and Padgett M. (2020). Single-pixel imaging using caustic patterns, Scientific Reports 10(1), 1-6. click here
  5. Sroor H., Sephton B., Huang Y.W., Ambrosio A., Qui C.W., Valles A., Capasso F., and Forbes A. (2020). High purity OAM from a visible metasurface laser, Nature Photonics 14, 498. click here (international news story, including Physics Today, Physics World, Phys.org and many more)
  6. Zhao B., Xiao-Bo H., Rodreiguez-Fajardo V., Forbes A., Gao W., Zhi-Han Z. and Rosales-Guzman C. (2020). Determining the non-separability of vector modes with digital micromirror devices, Applied Physics Letters 116(9), 091101. click here
  7. Moreno I., del Mar Sanchez-Lopez M., Forbes A., and Hayasaki Y. (2020). Special section guest editorial: spatial light modulators: devices and applications, Optical Engineering 59(4), 041201. click here
  8. Manthalkar A., Nape I., Tabebordbar N., Rosales-Guzman C., Bhattacharya S., Forbes A., and Dudley A. (2020). All-digital Stokes polarimetry with a digital micromirror device, Optics Letters 45(8), 2319-2322. click here
  9. Bencheikh A. and Forbes A. (2020). The non-diffracting nature of truncated Hermite-Gaussian beams, JOSA A 37(11), C1-C6. click here (top 10 downloaded top  (June) and OSA Spotlight paper)
  10. De Oliviera M., Nape I., Pinnell J., Tabebordbar N., and Forbes A. (2020). Experimental high-dimensional quantum secret sharing with spin-orbit-structured photons, Phys. Rev. A 101(4), 042303. click here
  11. Souto Ribeiro P.H., Häffner T., Zanin G.L., Rubiano da Silva N., Medeiros de Araújo R., Soares W.C., de Assis R.J., Céleri L.C. and Forbes A. (2020). Experimental study of the generalized Jarzynski fluctuation relation using entangled photons, Phys. Rev. A 101(5), 052113. click here
  12. Shen Y., Yang X., Naidoo D., and Forbes A. Structured ray-wave vector vortex beams in multiple degrees of freedom from a laser, Optica 7(7), 820-823. click here (selected for the journal cover)
  13. Rosales-Guzman C., Xiao-Bo H., Seylem A., Moreno-Acosta P., Franke-Arnold S., Ramos Garcia R., and Forbes A. (2020). Polarisation-insensitive generation of complex vector modes from a digital micro-mirror device, Scientific Reports 10(1), 1-9. click here
  14. Scholes S. and Forbes A. (2020). Improving the beam quality factor by phase-only reshaping of structured light, Optics Letters 45(13), 3753. click here
  15. Nape I., et. al. (2020). Enhancing the modal purity of orbital angular momentum photons, APL Photonics 5(7), 070802. click here (invited paper)
  16. Scholes S., Sroor H., Ait-Ameur K., Zhan Q. and Forbes A. (2020). General design principle for structured light lasers, Optics Express28(23), 35006. click here (top 10 most downloaded)
  17. Chabou S., Bencheikh A, Pinnell J., Rodreiguez-Fajardo V. and Forbes A. (2020). Do Laguerre-Gaussian beams recover their spatial properties after all obstacles?, Appl. Phys. B 126(11), 1-12. click here
  18. Forbes A, Cherif R., Dudley A., and Dikande A. (2020). Optics in Africa: introduction, JOSA B 37(11), OIA1-OIA3. click here (guest editor, top 10 most downloaded)
  19. Pinnell J., Nape I., Sephton B., Cox M., Rodriguez-Fajardo V. and Forbes A. (2020). Modal analysis of structured light with spatial light modulators: a practical tutorial, JOSA A 37(11), C146-C160. click here (top 10 most downloaded)
  20. Otte E., Nape I., Rosales-Guzman C., Denz C., Forbes A., and Ndagano B. (2020). High-dimensional cryptography with spatial modes of light: tutorial, JOSA B 37(11), A309-A323. click here (top 10 most downloaded)
  21. Pinnell J., Chabou S., Mihoubi K., Bencheikh A., Rodriguez-Fajardo V., and Forbes A. (2020). Revealing the modal content of obstructed beams, Phys. Rev. A102 (3), 033524. click here
  22. Shen Y., Wang Z., Fu X., Naidoo D., and Forbes A. SU(2) Poincare Sphere: a generalized representation for multidimensional structured light, Phys. Rev. A102 (3), 031501. click here (rapid publication selection)
  23. Pinnell J., Nape I., De Oliviera M., Tabebordbar N., and Forbes A. (2020). Experimental demonstration of 11-dimensional 10-party quantum secret sharing, Laser & Photonics Reviews 14(9), 2000012. click here (cover selection and major international story)
  24. Mouane O., et. al., Formation of mono-dispersed carbon nanospheres by pulsed laser irradiation of HOPG, Materials Chemistry and Physics 253, 123269. click here
  25. Singh K., Tabebordbar N., Forbes A. and Dudley A. (2020). Digital Stokes polarimetry and its application to structured light: tutorial,JOSA A 37(11), C33-C44. click here (top 10 most downloaded)
  26. Tang Y., et. al. (2020). High-quality vector vortex arrays by holographic and geometric phase control, Journal of Physics D 53(46), 465101 click here
  27. Vetter C., Forbes A., and Szameit A. (2020). Tailored radially self-accelerating beams, J. Optics 22(7), 075605. click here
  28. Bornman N., Kempf A., and Forbes A. (2020). Random number generation and distribution out of thin (or thick) air, J. Optics 22(7), 075705. click here
  29. Forbes A. and Nape I. (2020). A scramble to preserve entanglement, Nature Physics 16, 1091-1092. click here (invited paper)
  30. Forbes A. (2020). Sculpturing electric currents with structured light, Nature Photonics 14, 656-657. click here (invited paper)
  31. Rodriguez-Fajardo V., Pinnell J., and Forbes A. (2020). Towards time-efficient ghost imaging, J. Mod. Opt. 67(13), 1176. click here
  32. Scholes S. and Forbes A. (2020). Improving the beam quality factor (M2) by phase-only reshaping of structured light, Opt. Lett. 45(13), 3753. click here
  33. Scholes S., Rodriguez-Fajardo V., and Forbes A. (2020). Lossless reshaping of structured light, JOSA A 37, C80-C85. click here
  34. De Oliveira M., Bornman N., and Forbes A. (2020). Holographically controlled random numbers from entangled twisted photons, Phys. Rev. A102 (3), 032620. click here
  35. Pinnell J., Klug A., and Forbes A. (2020). Spatial filtering of structured light, Am. J. Phys88(12), 1123. click here
  36. Li H., Rodriguez-Fajardo V., Chen P. and Forbes A. (2020). Spin and orbital angular momentum dynamics in counterpropagating vectorially structured light, Phys. Rev. A 102, 063533. click here
  37. Wang Z., Shen Y., Naidoo D., Fu X., and Forbes A. (2021). Astigmatic hybrid SU(2) vector vortex beams: towards versatile structures in longitudinally variant polarized optics, Opt. Express29 (1), 315. click here
  38. Pinnell J., Rodriguez-Fajardo V., and Forbes A. (2021). Probing the limits of orbital angular momentum generation and detection with spatial light modulators, J. Opt. 23, 015602. click here

Popular Articles

  1. Forbes A. (2020). Structured light: tailored for purpose, OPN 31, 24-31 (June issue). click here (featured story and front cover)

Patent

  1. Forbes A., Dudley A., and Guzmán CGR. (2020). Optical communication method and system, US Patent App. 15/750,959

Conference Proceedings

  1. M de Oliveira, J Pinnell, I Nape, N TabeBordbar, A Forbes. (2020). Realising high-dimensional quantum secret sharing with structured photons, Proc. SPIE11507, 1150709. click here
  2. Singh K., et al. (2020). Polarization reconstruction with a digital micro-mirror device, Proc. SPIE11486, 1148609. click here
  3. Valles A., Nape I., Liu J., Wang Q., Wang J., and Forbes A. (2020). Multidimensional spatial entanglement transfer through our existing fiber optic network, Proc. SPIE11522, 1152218. click here
  4. Sroor H., et. al. (2020). High purity twisted light from a metasurface solid state resonator, Proc. SPIE11259, 112590H. click here
  5. Sroor H., et. al. (2020). Generation of arbitrary higher order Poincaré beams from a visible metasurface laser, Proc. SPIE11266, 112660L. click here
  6. J Pinnell, V Rodriguez-Fajardo, N Tabebordbar, A Forbes (2020). Perfect vortex beams and their applications in classical and quantum information processing, Proc. SPIE11297, 112970N. click here
  7. J Pinnell, V Rodriguez-Fajardo, and A Forbes (2020). What is the maximum accessible OAM from spatial light modulators?, Proc. SPIE11266, 112660W. click here

Keynote Address

  1. Forbes A. (2020). Tailoring light at the source: structured light from lasers SPIE Photonics West (San Francisco, USA). click here

2019

Popular Articles

  1. Forbes A. (2019). New research proves the long-held theory that lasers can create fractals, The Conversation 1 Feb 2019 click here
  2. Forbes A. (2019). Engineering structured light from lasers, IEEE Photonics Society Newsletter 33(1), pp.4-6 (February issue). click here(on front cover of magazine)
  3. Forbes A. (2019). Fractal light from lasers, OPN 12, pp.32 (December issue). click here

Articles

  1. Septhon B., et. al (2019). Spatial mode detection by frequency up-conversion, Optics Letters 44, 586-589. click here (editor’s selection)
  2. Forbes A., and Rodriguez-Fajardo V. (2019). Super-resolution with quantum light, Nature Photonics 13, 76-78. click here
  3. Ndagano B., and Forbes A. (2019). Entanglement distillation by Hong-Ou-Mandel interference with orbital angular momentum states, APL Photonics 4, 016103. click here (editor’s selection)
  4. Sroor H., Naidoo D., Miller S., Nelson J., Courtial J. and Forbes A. (2019). Fractal light from lasers, Phys. Rev. A 99, 013848. click here (feature story by Nature Photonics, editor’s selection; national and international news story including Phys.org, photonics.com, ScienceDaily, Science News, TheConversation, EurekAlert etc, and selected as top 30 optics highlights of 2019 by OPN)
  5. Forbes A., Aiello A., and Ndagano B. (2019). Classically entangled light, Progress in Optics 64, 99-144. click here (invited paper)
  6. Konrad T. and Forbes A. (2019). Quantum mechanics and classical light, Contemporary Physics 60, 1-22. click here (invited paper)
  7. Toninelli E., et. al. (2019). Quantum state tomography: quantum concepts and classical implementation with intense light, Advances in Optics and Photonics 11,67-134. click here (top 10 most downloaded paper)
  8. Kumar V., Rosales-Guzman C., Rai M.R., Rosen J., Minin O., Minin I., and Forbes A. (2019). Generation of structured light by multilevel orbital angular momentum holograms, Optics Express 27, 6459-6470. click here
  9. Cox M., Toninelli E., Cheng L., Padgett M.J., and Forbes A. (2019). A high-speed wavelength invariant single pixel wavefront sensor with a digital micromirror device, IEEE Access 7,85860-85866. click here
  10. Mphuthi N., Gailele L., Litvin I., Dudley A., Botha R. and Forbes A. (2019). Free-space optical communication link with shape invariant orbital angular momentum Bessel beams, Applied Optics 58, 4258-4264. click here
  11. Lazarev G., Chen P-J., Strauss J., Fontaine N. and Forbes A. (2019). Beyond the display: phase-only liquid crystal on silicon devices and their applications in photonics, Optics Express 27, 16206-16249. click here (invited paper)
  12. Pinnell J., Rodriguez-Fajardo V., and Forbes A. (2019). Quantitative orbital angular momentum measurement of perfect vortex beams, Optics Letters 44, 2736-2739. click here
  13. Toninelli E., Cox M., Gibson G., Brown S., Edgar M., Forbes A. and Padgett M.J. (2019). A compact acoustic spanner to rotate macroscopic objects, Scientific Reports 9,6757. click here
  14. Pierce J., Webster J., Larocque H., Karimi E., McMorran B., and Forbes A. (2019). Coiling free electron matter waves, New Journal of Physics 21,043018. click here (editor’s selection)
  15. Sephton B., Dudley A., Ruffato G., Romanato F., Marrucci L., Padgett M., Goyal S., Roux F., Konrad T., and Forbes A. (2019). A versatile quantum walk resonator with bright classical light, Plos One 14, e0214891 click here
  16. Sroor H., Litvin I., Naidoo D., and Forbes A. (2019). Amplification of higher order Poincare sphere beams through Nd:YLF and Nd:YAG crystals, Appl. Phys. B 125, 49. click here
  17. Cox M., Maqondo L., Kara R., Milione G., Cheng L. and Forbes A. (2019). The resilience of Hermite- and Laguerre-Gaussian modes in turbulence, J. Lightwave Tech. 37,3911-3917. click here (invited paper)
  18. Bornman N., Prabhakar S., Valles A., Leach J. and Forbes A. (2019). Ghost imaging with engineered quantum states by Hong-Ou-Mandel interference, New Journal of Physics 21,073044. click here (featured paper)
  19. Bornman N., Agnew M., Zhu F., Valles A., Forbes A. and Leach J. (2019). Ghost imaging using entanglement-swapped photons, npj Quantum Information 5, 63. click here
  20. Pinnell J., Rodriguez-Fajardo V., and Forbes A. (2019). Single-step shaping of the orbital angular momentum of light, Optics Express 27, 28009-28021. click here
  21. Zhao B., Xiao B., Rodriguez-Fajardo V., Zhu Z., Gao W., Forbes A., and Rosales-Guzman C. (2019). Real-time Stokes polarimetry using a digital micromirror device, Optics Express 27, 31087-31093. click here
  22. Mabena C. and Roux F.S. (2019). Optical orbital angular momentum under strong scintillation, Phys. Rev A 99, 013828. click here
  23. Pinnell J., Rodriguez-Fajardo V., and Forbes A. (2019). How perfect are perfect vortex beams?, Optics Letters 44, 5614-5617. click here (most downloaded paper)
  24. Forbes A. and Nape I. (2019). Quantum mechanics with patterns of light: progress in high dimensional and multi-dimensional entanglement with structured light, AVS Quantum 1(1), 011701. click here (invited paper and front cover of the journal)
  25. Forbes A. (2019). Structured light from lasers, Laser & Photonics Reviews 13(11), 1970043. click here (invited paper and front cover of the journal)
  26. Bornman N., Kempf A., and Forbes A. (2019). Quantum imaging using relativistic detectors, Phys. Rev. D 100, 125004. click here
  27. Seylem A., Rosales-Guzman C., Croke S., Forbes A. and Franke-Arnold S. (2019). Basis independent tomography of complex vectorial light fields by Stokes projections, Phys. Rev, A 100, 063842. click here
  28. Konrad T. and Roux F.S. (2019). Superoscillations: a scale physics perspective, J. of Phys. A: Mathematical and Theoretical 52 (46), 465202. click here
  29. Forbes A. (2019). Common optics for uncommon light: vector beams from GRIN lenses, Light: Science and Applications 8, 111. click here (invited perspective)
  30. Abadi M., Cox M., Alsaigh R., Viola S., Forbes A., and Lavery M. (2019). A space division multiplexed free-space-optical communication system that can auto-locate and fully self align with a remote transceiver, Scientific Reports 9, 19687. click here
  31. Scholes S., Kara R., Pinnell J., Rodriguez-Fajardo V., and Forbes A. (2019). Structured light with digital micro-mirror devices: a guide to best practice, Optical Engineering 59(4), 041202. click here

Conference Proceedings

  1. Mphuthi N. and Forbes A. (2019). Bessel beams through turbulence, OSA’s FiO Laser Science. paper JTu3A.33 (Washington, USA). click here
  2. Forbes A. (2019). Extending the OAM spiral bandwidth by radial mode control, Proc. SPIE11134, 111340T. click here
  3. Rodriguez-Fajardo V. and Forbes A. (2019). Laser beam shaping with digital micromirror devices, Proc. SPIE11107, 111070B. click here
  4. Rodriguez-Fajardo V., Pinnell J., Ayala C. and Forbes A. (2019). Intelligent ghost imaging, Proc. SPIE11134, 111340Q. click here
  5. Pinnell J., Rodriguez-Fajardo V. and Forbes A. (2019). Unpacking the OAM of perfect vortices, Proc. SPIE11107, 1113402. click here
  6. Naidoo D., Sroor H., Litvin I.. and Forbes A. (2019). Amplification of higher-order Poincare sphere beams, Proc. SPIE11107, 111070V.click here
  7. Bhebhe N., Williams P., Rosales-Guzman C., Rodriguez-Fajardo V., and Forbes A. (2019). On-demand vector holographic optical tweezers, Proc. SPIE11083, 1108307. click here
  8. Bornman N., Valles A., Prabhakar S., Agnew M., Zhu F., Forbes A., Leach J. (2019). Quantum ghost imaging and state symmetry, Proc. SPIE11134, 1113406. click here
  9. Dorrah A., Rosales-Guzman C., Forbes A. and Mojahedi M. (2019). Evolution and conservation of OAM in 3D structured light, OSA’s CLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, paper FTh4B.8 (San Jose, USA). click here
  10. Cox M., Cheng L. and Forbes A. (2019). Digital micro-mirror devices for laser beam shaping, Proc. SPIE11043, 110430Y. click here

2018

Articles

  1. Nape I, Kyeremah C, Vallés A, Rosales-Guzmán C, Buah-Bassuah P, and Forbes A. (2018). A hybrid quantum eraser scheme for characterization of free-space and fiber communication channels, Optics Communications 408, 53-57. click here (invited paper)
  2. Ndagano N., Nape I, Cox M., Rosales-Guzmán C. and Forbes A. (2018). Creation and detection of vector vortex modes for classical and quantum communication, J. Lightwave Technology 36, 1-10. click here (invited paper)
  3. Sroor H., Lisa N., Naidoo D., Litvin I. and Forbes A. (2018). Purity of vector vortex beams through a birefringent amplifier, Phys. Rev. Applied 9, 044010. click here
  4. Haddadi S., Bouzid  O., Fromager M., Harfouche A., Cagniot E., Forbes A., and Ait-Ameur K. (2018). Structured Laguerre-Gaussian beams for mitigation of spherical aberration in tightly focused regimes, J. Optics 20, 045602. click here
  5. Otte E., Rosales-Guzman C., Ndagano B., Denz C. and Forbes A. (2018). Entanglement beating in free space through spin-orbit coupling, Light: Science & Application 7, 18009 click here
  6. Lavery M., et al. (2018). Tackling Africa’s digital divide, Nature Photonics 12, 249-252. click here (national news story)
  7. Mphuthi N., Botha R., and Forbes A (2018). Are Bessel beams resilient to aberrations and turbulence?, JOSA A 36, 1021. click here (editor’s selection/highlighted paper, top 10 most downloaded paper)
  8. Perez-Garcia B., Hernandez-Aranda R., Forbes A., and Konrad T. (2018). The first iteration of Grover’s algorithm using classical light with orbital angular momentum, J. Mod. Opt. 65(16), 1942-1948. click here
  9. Nkosi B., Rosales-Guzman C. and Forbes A. (2018). Classical and quantum analysis of propagation invariant vector flat-top beams, Appl. Opt57, 5451. click here
  10. Ruffato G., Girardi M., Massari M., Mafakheri E., Sephton B., Capaldo P., Forbes A., and Romanato F. (2018). A compact diffractive sorter for high-resolution demultiplexing of orbital angular momentum beams, Scientific Reports 810248. click here
  11. Naidoo D., Litvin I. and Forbes A. (2018). Brightness enhancement in a solid-state laser by mode transformation, Optica 5, 386. click here
  12. Cox M., Cheng L., Rosales-Guzman C. and Forbes A. (2018). Modal diversity for robust free-space optical communications, Phys. Rev. Applied 10, 024020. click here
  13. Nape I., Otte E., Valles A., Rosales-Guzman C., Cardano F., Denz C. and Forbes A. (2018). Self-healing high-dimensional quantum key distribution using hybrid spin-orbit Bessel states, Optics Express 28, 26946-26960. click here
  14. Prabhakar S, Mabena C, Konrad K, and Roux F. (2018). Turbulence and the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect, Phys. Rev. A 97, 013835. click here
  15. Roux F. (2018). Combining spatio-temporal and particle-number degrees of freedom, Phys. Rev. A 98, 043841. click here
  16. Sorelli G., Shatckhin V.N., Roux F., and Buchleitner A. (2018). Diffraction-induced entanglement loss of orbital angular momentum states, Phys. Rev. A 97, 013835. click here
  17. Mabena C, and Roux F. (2018). High-dimensional quantum channel estimation using classical light, Phys. Rev. A 96, 053860. click here
  18. Otte E., Nape I., Valles A., Rosales-Guzman C., Cardano F., Denz C. and Forbes A. (2018). Recovery of nonseparability in self-healing vector Bessel beams, Phys. Rev. A 98, 053818. click here
  19. Dorrah A., Rosales-Guzman C., Forbes A., and Mojahedi M. (2018). Evolution of orbital angular momentum in three-dimensional structured light, Phys. Rev. A 98, 043846. click here
  20. Nkosi B., Williams P.A.C., Rosales-Guzman C., Rodriguez-Fajardo V. and Forbes A. (2018). A vector holographic optical trap, Scientific Reports 8, 17387. click here
  21. Ndagano B., and Forbes A. (2018). Characterization and mitigation of information loss in a six-state quantum key distribution protocol with spatial modes of light through turbulence, Phys. Rev. A 98, 062330. click here

Conference Proceedings

  1. Forbes A. and Valles A. (2018). Devices for the creation and detection of vector states based on optical angular momenntum, Proc. SPIE10721, 107210Y. click here
  2. Forbes A. and Valles A. (2018). Quantum mechanics with patterns of light, Proc. SPIE10744, 1074405. click here
  3. Forbes A. and Valles A. (2018). Quantum state tomography made easy, Proc. SPIE10741, 107410E. click here
  4. Bhebhe N., Rosales-Guzman C. and Forbes A. (2018). Generation of multiple vector beams using a single hologram, Proc. SPIE10744, 1074406. click here
  5. Bhebhe N., Rosales-Guzman C. and Forbes A. (2018). Generation of propagation invariant vector flat-top beams, Proc. SPIE10744, 1074411. click here
  6. Gailele L., Dudley A. and Forbes A. (2018). Free-space communication with spatial modes of light, Proc. SPIE10744, 1074414. click here
  7. Cox M. Cheng L., and Forbes A. (2018). Bridging the digital divide: a South African perspective, OSA’s Photonic Networks and Devices,paper NeW2F.3 (Zurich, Switzerland). click here
  8. Milione G., Ndagano B., Mphuthi N. and Forbes A. (2018). Using Hermite-Gaussian modes for free-space optical communication, Proc. SPIE10549, 105490C. click here
  9. Sroor H., Naidoo D., Courtial J., and Forbes A. (2018). Generation of fractal structured eigenmodes from lasers, Proc. SPIE10549, 105490B. click here
  10. Sroor H., Naidoo D., Courtial J., and Forbes A. (2018). A novel laser resonator for fractal modes, Proc. SPIE10518, 105181N. click here
  11. Sroor H., Lisa N., Naidoo D., Litvin I., and Forbes A. (2018). Generation and amplification of vector vortex beams, Proc. SPIE10518, 105181T. click here
  12. Sroor H., Lisa N., Naidoo D., Litvin I., and Forbes A. (2018). Cylindrical vector beams through amplifiers, Proc. SPIE10511, 105111M. click here

2017

Books

  1. Forbes A. and Botha L. (2017). Isotope separation with shaped light, in Laser Beam Shaping Applications (2nd Edition), Ch. 7, eds. F.M. Dickey and T. Lizotte. CRC Taylor & Francis Group (New York). click here
  2. Rosales Guzman C. and Forbes A. (2017). How to shape light with spatial light modulators, SPIE Spotlight Series (SPIE, Bellingham). click here
  3. Septhon B., Dudley A. and Forbes A. (2017). Quantum walks, Quest 13 (4), pp. 15-18 (October issue) click here
  4. Forbes A. (2017). Blurring the classical quantum divide, OPN 17 (12), pp. 36 (December issue) click here

Articles

  1. Forbes A. (2017). Controlling light’s helicity at the source: orbital angular momentum states from lasers. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 375, 20150436. click here (invited contribution)
  2. Rubinsztein-Dunlop H, Forbes A. et. al. (2017). Roadmap on structured light, J. Opt19, 013001. click here (invited contribution and joint editor for paper)
  3. Ndagano B, Perez-Garcia B. Roux FS, McLaren M, Rosales-Guzman C, Zhang Y., Mouane O., Hernandez-Aranda R, Konrad and Forbes A. (2017). Characterising quantum channels with non-separable states of classical light, Nature Physics 13, 397. click here (major on-line news stories including Phys.org, TechCentralEureka Alert etc.)
  4. Webster J., Rosales-Guzman C., and Forbes A. (2017). Radially dependent angular acceleration of twisted light, Optics Letters 42, 675. click here (top 10 most downloaded paper)
  5. Zhan Q. and Forbes A. (2017). Editorial for special issue on complex optical fields, Chinese Optics Letters 15, 030001. click here (guest editor)
  6. McLaren M. and Forbes A.  (2017). Digital spiral-slit for bi-photon imaging, J. Opt19, 044006. click here (invited contribution)
  7. Ismail Y., Joshi S., Forbes A. and Petruccione F.  (2017). Instrumentation limitation on a polarization-based entangled photon source, JOSA B 34, 1084. click here (editor’s pick)
  8. Nape I., Ndagano B. and Forbes A. (2017). Erasing the orbital angular momentum information of a photon, Phys. Rev. A. 95, 053859. click here
  9. Roux F.S. (2017). Biphoton states in correlated turbulence, Phys. Rev. A. 95, 023809. click here
  10. Vetter C., Dudley A., Szameit A., and Forbes A. (2017). Real and virtual propagation dynamics of angular accelerating white light beams, Optics Express 25, 20530. click here
  11. Zhang Y, Agnew M, Roger T. Roux F.S., Konrad T, Faccio D., Leach J,, and Forbes A. (2017). Simultaneous entanglement swapping of multiple orbital angular momentum states of light, Nature Communications 8, 632. click here (major international news story including Phys.org, Photonics.com, OPN, Business Day, Beeld etc.)
  12. Ndagano B., Mphuthi N., Milione G. and Forbes A. (2017). Comparing mode-crosstalk and mode-dependent loss of laterally displaced orbital angular momentum and Hermite–Gaussian modes for free-space optical communication, Optics Letters 42, 4175. click here
  13. Rosales-Guzmán C., Bhebhe N. and Forbes A. (2017). Simultaneous generation of multiple vector beams on a single SLM, Optics Express 25, 25697. click here (top 10 most downloaded paper)
  14. Rosales-Guzmán C., Bhebhe N. and Forbes A. (2017). Multiplexing 200 spatial modes with a single hologram, J. Optics 19, 113501. click here
  15. Ndagano B., Nape I., Perez-Garcia B., Scholes S., Hernandez-Aranda R., Konrad T., Lavery M. and Forbes A. (2017). A deterministic detector for vector vortex states, Scientific Reports 7, 13882. click here
  16. Mabena C.M. and Roux F.S. (2017). High-dimensional quantum channel estimation using classical light, Phys. Rev. A. 96, 053860. click here
  17. Bouzid O. et. al. (2017). Focusing anomalies with binary diffractive optical elements, Appl. Optics 56, 9735. click here
  18. Nape I, Kyeremah C, Vallés A, Rosales-Guzmán C, Buah-Bassuah P, and Forbes A. (2018). A hybrid quantum eraser scheme for characterization of free-space and fiber communication channels, Optics Communications 408, 53-57. click here
  19. Ndagano N., Nape I, Cox M., Rosales-Guzmán C. and Forbes A. (2018). Creation and detection of vector vortex modes for classical and quantum communication, J. Lightwave Technology 36, 1-10. click here

Conference Proceedings

  1. Forbes A. (2017). Creation, propagation and detection of vector modes for optical communication, OSA’s OFC, paper Th4H.1 (Los Angeles, USA). click here
  2. Dudley A., Rosales-Guzman C., Trichili A., and Forbes A. (2017). Exploiting the spatial profiles of light, Proc. SPIE10120 101200P. click here
  3. Forbes A. (2017). Creation and detection of high-dimensional entangled states, Proc. SPIE10118 101180H. click here
  4. Dudley A., Naidoo D., and Forbes A. (2017). Characterising laser beams with liquid crystal displays, Proc. SPIE10036 100360W. click here
  5. Naidoo D., Litvin I., and Forbes A. (2017). Improving the laser brightness of a commercial laser system, Proc. SPIE10036 100360V. click here
  6. Gailele L., Maweza L., Dudley A., Ndagano B., Rosales-Guzman C., Litvin I., Strauss H., and Forbes A. (2017). Multiplexing of spatial modes in the mid-IR region, Proc. SPIE10090 100900Z.
  7. Ndagano B., Sroor H., McLaren M., Rosales-Guzman C., and Forbes A. (2017). Measuring the non-separability of optical fields, Proc. SPIE10120 101200W. click here
  8. Ndagano B., Nape I., Perez-Garcia B. … and Forbes A. (2017). Quantum key distribution with vector modes, Proc. SPIE10120 101200X. click here
  9. Cox M. and Forbes A. (2017). Scalar and vector vortex modes through SLM-based Kolmogorov turbulence, OSA’s Laser ScienceJW4A.7click here
  10. Nape I., Ndagano B., and Forbes A. (2017). Taking the quantum eraser to the abstract world, Proc. SPIE10409, 1040906. click here
  11. Sephton B., Dudley A. and Forbes A. (2017). Radial modes in phase-only twisted light beams, Proc. SPIE10347, 103472U. click here
  12. Sephton B., Dudley A. and Forbes A. (2017). Towards non-classical walks with bright laser pulses, Proc. SPIE10409, 104090R. click here
  13. Nape I., … and Forbes A. (2017). Hybrid entanglement for quantum information and communication applications, Proc. SPIE10347, 1034711. click here
  14. Cox M. and Forbes A. (2017). Scalar and vector vortex modes through SLM-based Kolmogorov turbulence, OSA’s Laser Science, paper JW4A.7 (Washington, USA). click here

2016

Popular Articles

  1. Forbes A. and Klose K. (2016). The message in the pattern, Popular Mechanics pp. 50-53 (May issue, printed version)

Books and Editorials

  1. Forbes A. and Lizzotte T. (Eds.), (2016). Laser Beam Shaping XVII, Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 9950. click here

Articles

  1. Naidoo D., Harfouche A., Fromager M., Ait-Ameur K. and Forbes A. (2016). Emission of a propagation invariant flat-top beam from a microchip laser, J. Luminescence 170, 750-754. click here
  2. Dudley A., Majola N., Chetty N. and Forbes A. (2016). Implementing digital holograms to create and measure complex plane optical fields, Am. J. Phys. 84(2), 106-112. click here (front cover of the journal)
  3. Bruning R., Ndagano B., McLaren M., Schroter S., Kobelke J., Duparre M., and Forbes A. (2016). Data transmission with twisted light through a free-space to fiber optical communication link J. Opt. click here 18 03LT01. click here (paper of the week and highlighted on the IoP website) 
  4. Zhang Y., Roux F.S., Konrad T., Agnew M., Leach J., and Forbes A. (2016).  Engineering two-photon high-dimensional states through quantum interference Science Advances 2, e1501165. click here (media release from Science)
  5. Naidoo D., Roux F.S., Dudley A., Litvin I., Piccirillo B., Marucci L. and Forbes A. (2016). Controlled generation of higher-order Poincare sphere beams from a laser, Nature Photonics 10, 327. click here (major international news stories including Lead story at Nature Photonics (May), Optics and Photonics News, Phys.org, Popular Mechanics, top story at Eureka Alert etc.)
  6. Forbes A., McLaren M.G., and Dudley A. (2016). Creation and detection of optical modes with spatial light modulators, Advances in Optics and Photonics 8, 200. click here (top 10 downloaded paper in April-September; Invited contribution)
  7. Perez-Garcia B, McLaren M., Goyal S., Hernandez-Aranda R., Forbes A. and Konrad T. (2016). Quantum computation with classical light: Implementation of the Deutsch–Jozsa algorithm, Physics Letters A 380, 1925. click here
  8. Goyal S., Ibrahim A., Roux F.S., Konrad T., and Forbes A. (2016). The effect of turbulence on entanglement- based free-space quantum key distribution with photonic orbital angular momentum, Journal of Optics 18, 064002. click here
  9. Trichili A., Rosales-Guzman C., Dudley A., Ndagano B, Salem A, Zghal M., and Forbes A. (2016) Optical communication beyond orbital angular momentum, Scientific Reports 6, 27674. click here (major on-line news stories including Nature Middle East, Phys.org, TechCentral, Photonics.com, Eureka Alert etc.)
  10. Gossman D., Perez-Garcia B., Hernandez-Aranda R., and Forbes A. (2016). Optical interference with digital holograms, American Journal of Physics 84, 508-516. click here (front cover of the journal, editors pick)
  11. Cox, M., Rosales-Guzman C., Lavery M., Versfeld D. and Forbes A. (2016). On the resilience of scalar and vector vortex modes in turbulence, Optics Express 24, 18105. click here
  12. Ndagano B., Sroor H., McLaren M., Rosales-Guzman C. and Forbes A. (2016). Beam quality measure for vector beams, Optics Letters 41, 3407. click here
  13. Perez B., Yepiz A., Hernandez-Aranda R., Forbes A. and Swartzlander G. (2016). Digital generation of partially coherent vortex beams, Optics Letters 41, 3471. click here
  14. Trichili A., Salem A, Dudley A., Zghal M., and Forbes A. (2016). Encoding information using Laguerre Gaussian modes over free space turbulence media, Optics Letters 41, 3086. click here
  15. Sephton B., Dudley A., and Forbes A. (2016). Revealing the radial modes in vortex beams, Applied Optics 55, 7830. click here
  16. Zhang Y., Prabhakar S., Ibrahim A., Roux F.S., Forbes A., and Konrad T. (2016).  Experimentally observed decay of high-dimensional entanglement through turbulence, Phys. Rev. A. 94, 032310. click here
  17. Zhang Y., Prabhakar S., Rosales-Guzman C., Roux F.S., Karimi E., and Forbes A. (2016). Hong-Ou-Mandel interference of entangled Hermite-Gauss modes, Phys. Rev. A. 94, 033855. click here
  18. Roux F.S., (2016). Non-Markovian evolution of photonic quantum states in atmospheric turbulence, J. Opt. 18, 055203. click here
  19. Roux F.S., (2016). Topological charge conservation in stochastic optical fields, J. Opt. 18, 054005. click here

Conference Proceedings

  1. Bruning R. et. al. (2015). Characterization of OAM carrying beams by means of holographic correlation filters, Proc. SPIE9379 93790K. click here
  2. Ait-Ameur K., et. al. (2015). Generation of shape-invariant flat-top laser beams, Proc. SPIE9343 93430P. click here
  3. Bruning R. et. al. (2015). Rapid measurement of the fiber’s transmission matrix, Proc. SPIE9389 93890N. click here
  4. Burger L. Litvin I., Ngcobo S., and Forbes A. (2015). Intracavity beam shaping using an SLM, Proc. SPIE9581 95810A. click here
  5. Dudley A., Vetter C., Szameit A., and Forbes A. (2015). Angular acceleration of white light, Proc. SPIE9581 958104. click here
  6. Trichili A., et. al. (2015). Encoding information using Laguerre Gaussian modes, Proc. SPIE9581 95810F. click here
  7. McLaren M., Konrad T., and Forbes A. (2015). Classical entanglement of vector vortex beams, Proc. SPIE9581 958106. click here
  8. Ngcobo S., et. al. (2015). Selective excitation and detection of high-order doughnut laser modes as an incoherent superposition of two petal modes in a digital laser resonator, Proc. SPIE9581 95810B. click here
  9. Ngcobo S., et. al. (2015). Low-loss selective excitation of higher-order modes in a diode-pumped solid-state digital laser, Proc. SPIE9581 95810S. click here
  10. C. Vetter, A. Dudley, T. Eichelkraut, C. Schulze, M. Ornigotti, M. Duparré, A. Forbes, and A. Szameit, New Manifestations of Self-Accelerating Light: Radial & Angular Self-Acceleration, in 2015 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics – European Quantum Electronics Conference, (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper CH_2_4. click here
  11. Borrego-Varillas R., et. al. (2015). Spatiotemporal dynamics of femtosecond pulses shaped by diffractive optical elements, Ultrafast Phenomena XIX, Springer International Publishing, pp. 797-800. click here
  12. Bell J., Forbes A., and Ngcobo S. (2015). Generation of Laguerre-Gaussian beams using a diode pumped solid-state digital laser, OSA Frontiers in Optics (San Jose, USA), pp. FW6B.3click here
  13. Forbes A., et. al. (2015). Tailoring light at the source: structured light from laser resonators, OSA CLEO (San Jose, USA), pp. Stu1L.1click here
  14. Bell T., et. al. (2016). Thermal lensing measurement from the coefficient of defocus aberration using Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor, Proc. SPIE9727 97271L. click here
  15. Bell T., et. al. (2016). Intracavity generation of low-loss radial-order Laguerre-Gaussian modes using digital holograms, Proc. SPIE9727 97271K. click here
  16. Rosales-Guzman C., Trichili A., Dudley A., Ndagano B, Salem A, Zghal M., and Forbes A. (2016) Holographic toolkit for optical communication beyond orbital angular momentum, Proc. SPIE9950 99500C. click here
  17. Sroor H., Ndagano B., McLaren M., Rosales-Guzman C. and Forbes A. (2016). Quality factor of vector beams, Proc. SPIE995099500F. click here
  18. Perez B., Gossman D., Hernandez-Aranda R., and Forbes A. (2016). Digital holography techniques for optical interferences, Proc. SPIE9950 99500K. click here
  19. Perez B., Yepiz A., Hernandez-Aranda R., Forbes A. and Swartzlander G. (2016). Digital control of spatial coherence in vortex beams, Proc. SPIE9950 99500Y. click here
  20. Perez-Garcia B., Francis J., McLaren M., Hernandez-Aranda R.I., Forbes A. and Konrad T. (2016). Implementation of Deutsch and Deutsch-Jozsa algorithms with classical light, Proc. SPIE9950 99500Z. click here
  21. BC Sephton, A Dudley, A Forbes. (2016). Vortex beam characterization in terms of Hypergometric-Gaussian modes, Frontiers in Optics, FF5H. 5 click here
  22. L Maweza, L Gailele, H Strauss, I Litvin, A Forbes, AL Dudley (2016). Shaping and detecting mid-IR light with a Spatial Light Modulator, Laser Applications Conference, JTh2A. 15click here
  23. D Naidoo, F Roux, A Dudley, I Litvin, B Piccirillo, L Marrucci, A Forbes, (2016). Scalar and Vector Vortex Beams from the Source, Applications of Lasers for Sensing and Free Space Communications, JTu2A. 25click here
  24. C Rosales-Guzmán, A Trichili, AL Dudley, B Ndagano, AB Salem, M Zhgal and A Forbes. (2016). Free-space communication with over 100 spatial modes, Applications of Lasers for Sensing and Free Space Communications, LTh1B. 4. click here

2015

Popular Articles

  1. McLaren M., and Forbes A. (2015). Exploiting quantum entanglement with photons, Quest 11 (1), pp. 12-13 (March issue, printed version)
  2. Forbes A. (2015). Laser light, Quest 11 (1), pp. 10-11 (March issue, printed version)
  3. Forbes A. (2015). Structured light from laser resonators, SPIE Newsroom 11 March 2015 click here
  4. Forbes A. (2015). Photonics for a brighter future, EngineeringIT 26 August 2015 (printed version)

Books and Editorials

  1. Forbes A., and McLaren M.G., (2015). Optical Angular Momentum, The Optics Encyclopedia: Basic Foundations and Practical Applications. click here
  2. Forbes A., and Lizzotte T. (Eds.), (2015). Laser Beam Shaping XVI, Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 9581click here

Articles

  1. Burger L., Litvin I., Ngcobo S., and Forbes A. (2015). Implementation of a spatial light modulator for intracavity beam shaping, J. Optics 17, 015604. click here (editor’s selected paper of the week (January); highlighted work in JOPT 2015 summary)
  2. Bruning R., Ngcobo S., Duparre M., and Forbes A. (2015). Direct fiber excitation with a digitally controlled solid state laser source, Optics Letters 40(3), 435-438. click here
  3. McLaren M.G., Roux F.S., and Forbes A. (2015). Realising high-dimensional quantum entanglement with orbital angular momentum, South African Journal of Science 111, 2013-0322. click here
  4. Milione G., Ngyen T.A., Alfano R.R., Ruffner D.B., Grier D.G., Dudley A., Forbes A., Karimi E., Slussarenko S., and Marrucci L. (2015). Measuring the self-healing of the spatially inhomogeneous states of polarization of vector Bessel beams, J. Optics 17, 035617. click here
  5. Schultz C, Roux F.S., Dudley A., Rop R. Duparre M., and Forbes A. (2015). Accelerated rotation of orbital angular momentum modes, Phys. Rev A. 91, 043821. click here (editor’s selected paper; featured a new stories by optics.org, photonics.com, phys.org, Optics and Photonics News, News24, TechCentral and many more. Ranked 10th out of ~5000 papers by the APS)
  6. Perez-Garcia B., Francis J., McLaren M., Hernandez-Aranda R.I., Forbes A. and Konrad T. (2015). Quantum computation with classical light: The Deutsch Algorithm, Phys. Lett. A. 379, 1675. click here
  7. Ndagano B., Bruning R.,McLaren M., Duparre M.,  Forbes A. (2015) Fiber propagation of vector modes, Opt. Express 23, 17330. click here
  8. Naidoo D., Fromager M., Ait-Ameur K. and Forbes A. (2015). Radially polarized cylindrical vector beams from a monolithic microchip laser, Opt. Eng. 54, 111304. click here
  9. Litvin I., Burger L. and Forbes A. (2015) Self-healing of Bessel-like beams with longitudinally dependent cone angles, J. Opt. 17, 105614. click here
  10. Litvin I., Mhlanga T. and Forbes A. (2015) Digital generation of shape-invariant Bessel-like beams, Opt. Express 23, 7312-7319. click here
  11. Bruning R., Zhang Y., McLaren M., Duparre M., and Forbes A. (2015). Overlap relation between free-space Laguerre Gaussian modes and step-index fiber modes, JOSA A 32(9), 1678-1682. click here
  12. Masina B., Lafane S., Wu L., Abdelli-Messaci S, Kerdja T. and Forbes A. (2015). Optimising the synthesis of vanadium-oxygen nanostructures by plasma plume dynamics using optical imaging, Opt. Eng. 54, 037106. click here
  13. Masina B., Lafane S., Wu L., Akande A., Mwakikunga B., Abdelli-Messaci S, Kerdja T. and Forbes A. (2015). Phase-selective vanadium dioxide (VO2) nanostructured thin films by pulsed laser deposition, J. Appl. Phys. 118, 165308. click here
  14. Goyal S.K., Roux F.S., Forbes A., and Konrad T. (2015). Implementing multidimensional quantum walks using linear optics and classical light, Phys. Rev. A 92, 040302. click here (rapid communication)
  15. McLaren M.G., Konrad T., and Forbes A. (2015). Measuring the non-separability of vector vortex beams, Phys. Rev. A 92, 023833. click here (selected image for highlight page)

Conference Proceedings

  1. Bruning R. et. al. (2015). Characterization of OAM carrying beams by means of holographic correlation filters, Proc. SPIE9379 93790K. click here
  2. Ait-Ameur K., et. al. (2015). Generation of shape-invariant flat-top laser beams, Proc. SPIE9343 93430P. click here
  3. Bruning R. et. al. (2015). Rapid measurement of the fiber’s transmission matrix, Proc. SPIE9389 93890N. click here
  4. Burger L. Litvin I., Ngcobo S., and Forbes A. (2015). Intracavity beam shaping using an SLM, Proc. SPIE9581 95810A. click here
  5. Dudley A., Vetter C., Szameit A., and Forbes A. (2015). Angular acceleration of white light, Proc. SPIE9581 958104. click here
  6. Trichili A., et. al. (2015). Encoding information using Laguerre Gaussian modes, Proc. SPIE9581 95810F. click here
  7. McLaren M., Konrad T., and Forbes A. (2015). Classical entanglement of vector vortex beams, Proc. SPIE9581 958106. click here
  8. Ngcobo S., et. al. (2015). Selective excitation and detection of high-order doughnut laser modes as an incoherent superposition of two petal modes in a digital laser resonator, Proc. SPIE9581 95810B. click here
  9. Ngcobo S., et. al. (2015). Low-loss selective excitation of higher-order modes in a diode-pumped solid-state digital laser, Proc. SPIE958195810S. click here
  10. C. Vetter, A. Dudley, T. Eichelkraut, C. Schulze, M. Ornigotti, M. Duparré, A. Forbes, and A. Szameit, New Manifestations of Self-Accelerating Light: Radial & Angular Self-Acceleration, in 2015 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics – European Quantum Electronics Conference, (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper CH_2_4. click here
  11. Borrego-Varillas R., et. al. (2015). Spatiotemporal dynamics of femtosecond pulses shaped by diffractive optical elements, Ultrafast Phenomena XIX, Springer International Publishing, pp. 797-800. click here
  12. Bell J., Forbes A., and Ngcobo S. (2015). Generation of Laguerre-Gaussian beams using a diode pumped solid-state digital laser, OSA Frontiers in Optics (San Jose, USA), pp. FW6B.3click here
  13. Forbes A., et. al. (2015). Tailoring light at the source: structured light from laser resonators, OSA CLEO (San Jose, USA), pp. Stu1L.1click here