Alison Yao

Lecturer

Me2

JA 7.08, Department of Physics,
University of Strathclyde,
107 Rottenrow, Glasgow, G4 0NG, Scotland, U.K.

Telephone: +44 141 548 3175
Fax: +44 141 552 2891
e-mail: alison.yao@nullstrath.ac.uk

Research Interests

Recent Publications

  • R. P. Cameron, J. B. Götte, S. M. Barnett and A. M. Yao, “Chirality and the angular momentum of light“, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 375, 20150433 (2017).
  • F. Bouchard, H. Larocque, A. M. Yao, C. Travis, I. De Leon, A. Rubano, E. Karimi, G.-L. Oppo, and R. W. Boyd, “Polarization shaping for control of nonlinear propagation“, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 233903 (2016).
  • S. M. Barnett, L. Allen, R. P. Cameron, C. R. Gilson, M. J. Padgett, F. C. Speirits and A. M. Yao, “On the natures of the spin and orbital parts of optical angular momentum“, J. Opt. 18, 064004 (2016).
  • C. J. Gibson, A. M. Yao and G.-L. Oppo, “Optical rogue waves in vortex turbulence“, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 043903 (2016).
  • A. M. Yao, T. Brougham, E. Eleftheriadou, M. J. Padgett, and S. M. Barnett, “Entropic uncertainty minimum for angle and angular momentum“, J. Opt. 16, 105404 (2014).
  • R. P. Cameron, A. M. Yao, and S. M. Barnett, “Diffraction gratings for chiral molecules and their applications“, J. Phys. Chem. A 118, 3472-3478 (2014).
  •  R. P. Cameron, S. M. Barnett and A. M. Yao, “Discriminatory optical force for chiral molecules”New J. Phys. 16, 013020 (2014).
  • G.-L. Oppo, A. M. Yao and D. Cuozzo, “Self-organization, pattern formation, cavity solitons, and rogue waves in singly resonant optical parametric oscillators”Phys. Rev. A 88, 043813 (2013) [ArXiv:1309.6543]
  • R. P. Cameron, S. M. Barnett and A. M. Yao, “Optical Helicity of interfering waves”J. Mod. Opt (2013)
  • S. M. Barnett, R. P. Cameron and A. M. Yao, “Duplex symmetry and the conservation of optical helicity”, Phys. Rev. A 86, 013845, (2012).
  • F. M. Miatto, T. Brougham and A. M. Yao, “Cartesian and polar Schmidt bases for down- converted photons”, Euro. Phys. J. D. 66, 183 (2012).
  • Cameron, RP; Barnett, SM; Yao, AM, Optical helicity, optical spin and related quantities in electromagnetic theoryNew J. Phys. 14, 053050 (2012).
  • J. Leach, R. E. Warburton, D. G. Ireland, F. Izdebski, S. M. Barnett, A. M. Yao, G. S. Buller and M. J. Padgett, Quantum correlations in position, momentum, and intermediate bases for a full optical field of viewPhys. Rev. A 85, 013827 (2012).
  • F. M. Miatto, A. M. Yao and S. M. Barnett, Full characterization of the quantum spiral bandwidth of entangled biphotonsPhys. Rev. A 83, 033816 (2011).
  • A. M. Yao, “Angular momentum decomposition of entangled photons with an arbitrary pump”New J. Phys., 13, 053048 (2011).
  • A. M Yao and M. J. Padgett, “Orbital angular momentum: origins, behavior and applications”Advances in Optics and Photonics, 3, 161 (2011).
  • J. Leach, B. Jack, J. Romero, A. K. Jha, A. M. Yao, S. Franke-Arnold, D. G.  Ireland, R. W. Boyd, S. M. Barnett and M. J. Padgett, Quantum correlations in optical angle-orbital angular momentum variablesScience 329, 662-665 (2010).
  • McIntyre, C; Yao, AM; Oppo, GL; Prati, F; Tissoni, G, All-optical delay line based on a cavity soliton laser with injectionPhys. Rev. A 81, 013838 (2010).
  • B. Jack, A. M. Yao,J. Leach, J. Romero, S. Franke-Arnold, D. G. Ireland, S. M. Barnett and M. J. Padgett, Entanglement of arbitrary superpositions of modes within two-dimensional orbital angular momentum state spacesPhys. Rev. A 81, 043844 (2010).
  • A. Curran, A. M. Yao, G. M. Gibson, R. Bowman, J. M. Cooper and M. J. Padgett, “Real time characterization of hydrodynamics in optically trapped networks of micro-particles”J. Biophoton., 3, 244-51 (2010).
  • M. Tassieri, G. M. Gibson, R. M. L. Evans, A. M. Yao, M. J. Padgett and J. M. Cooper, “Measuring storage and loss moduli using optical tweezers: direct conversion from compliance measurements”, Phys. Rev. E 81, 026308 (2010).
  • R. W. Boyd, J. Leach, B. Jack, J. Romero, A. K. Jha, A. M. Yao, S. Franke-Arnold, D. G. Ireland, S. M. Barnett and M. J. Padgett, New Twist on Light Beams for Quantum Information Science”Optics & Photonics News, 20, 48 (2010).
  • A. Yao, M. Tassieri, M. Padgett, J. Cooper, “Microrheology with optical tweezers”, Lab Chip, 9, 2568 (2009).
  • S. Keen, A. Yao, J. Leach, R. Di Leonardo, C. Saunter, G. Love, J. Cooper and M. Padgett, “Multipoint viscosity measurements in microfluidic channels using optical tweezers“, Lab on a Chip, 9, 2059 (2009).
  • A. M. Yao, S. A. J. Keen, D. R. Burnham, J. Leach, R. Di Leonardo, D. McGloin and M. J. Padgett, “Underdamped modes in a hydrodynamically coupled microparticle system“, New J. Phys. 11, 053007 (2009).
  • G.-L. Oppo, A. M. Yao, F. Prati and G. J. de Valcarcel, Long-term spatiotemporal dynamics of solid-state lasers and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasersPhys. Rev. A 79, 033824 (2009).
  • W. J. Firth and A. M. Yao, Master equation for misaligned cavities, J. Mod Opt. 53, 2005-2010 (2006).
  • W. J. Firth and A. M. Yao, “Giant Excess Noise and Transient Gain in Misaligned Laser Cavities”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 073903 (2005).