FOAM Group Publications


  • R. P. Cameron, D. McArthur, and A. M. Yao, “Strong chiral optical force for small chiral molecules based on electric-dipole interactions, inspired by the asymmetrical hydrozoan Velella velella“,  New J. Phys. 25 083006 (2023).


  • G. Henderson, G. R. M. Robb, G.-L. Oppo and A. M. Yao, “Control of Light-Atom Solitons and Atomic Transport by Optical Vortex Beams Propagating through a Bose-Einstein Condensate”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 073902 (2022).
  • G. Baio, T. Ackemann, G.-L. Oppo, G. R. M. Robb and A. M. Yao, “Rotating and spiraling spatial dissipative solitons of light and cold atoms”, Phys. Rev. A 105, 023318, 2022.
  • R. P. Cameron,Constraints for electric charge from Maxwell’s equations and boundary conditions“,  Phys. Scr. 97 035502 (2022).


  • G. Baio, G. R. M. Robb, A. M. Yao, G.-L. Oppo and T. Ackemann, “Multiple Self-Organized Phases and Spatial Solitons in Cold Atoms Mediated by Optical Feedback”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 203201, 2021.
  • R. P. CameronW. Löffler and K. D. Stephan,Theoretical proposal for the experimental realisation of a monochromatic electromagnetic knot“,  J. Opt. 23 064006 (2021).


  • R. P. Cameron, U. Vogl and N. Trautmann, “Interference-contrast optical activity: a new technique for probing the chirality of anisotropic samples and more“, R. Soc. Open Sci. 7 192201 (2020).
  • J. Morgan, E. Hemsing, B. McNeil and A. M. Yao, “Free electron laser generation of X-ray Poincaré beams”, New J. Phys. 22 072001 (2020).
  • S. Viola, Z. Chen, A. M. Yao, M. Valyrakis, A. E. Kelly, D. McKee and MPJ Lavery, “Degradation of light carrying orbital angular momentum by ballistic scattering”, Phys. Rev. Res. 2, 033093 (2020).
  • G. Baio, G. R. M. Robb, A. M. Yao and G.-L. Oppo, “Optomechanical transport of cold atoms induced by structured light”, Phys. Rev. Res. 2, 023126 (2020).
  • D. McArthur, A. M. Yao and F. Papoff, “Scattering of light with angular momentum from an array of particles”, Phys. Rev. Res. 2, 013100 (2020).



  • K. C. van Kruining, R. P. Cameron and J. B. Goette “Superpositions of up to six plane waves without electric-field interferenceOptica 5 1091 (2018).
  • R. P. Cameron and N. MacKinnon, “Linear Rayleigh and Raman scattering to second order: analytical results for light scattering by any scatterer of size $k_0d\lesssim1/10$”, Phys. Rev. A 98 013814 (2018).
  • R. P. Cameron and J. P. Cotter, “Relativistic properties of a molecule: energy, linear momentum, angular momentum and boost momentum to order $1/c^2$”J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 51 105101 (2018).
  • R. P. Cameron and J. P. Cotter, “Hidden momentum of electrons, nuclei, atoms and molecules”, Phys. Rev. A, 97 042125 (2018).
  • C. J. Gibson, P. Bevington, G.-L. Oppo and A. M. Yao, “Control of polarization rotation in nonlinear propagation of fully structured light”, Phys. Rev. A, 97, 033832 (2018).



  • 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).



  • 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).


  • 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).
  • R. P. Cameron, S. M. Barnett and A. M. Yao, “Optical helicity, optical spin and related quantities in electromagnetic theory”, New 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 view”, Phys. Rev. A, 85, 013827 (2012).



  • 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).
  • J. Leach, B. Jack, J. Romero, A. Jha, A. M. Yao, S. Franke­Arnold, D. G. Ireland, R. W. Boyd, S. M. Barnett and M. J. Padgett, “Demonstration of Einstein-Podolsky­-Rosen Correlations in Angle­-Orbital Angular Momentum Variables”, Science, 329, 662 (2010).
  • B. Jack, A. M. Yao, J. Leach, J. Romero, S. Franke-Arnold, D. G. Ireland, M. J. Padgett and S. M. Barnett, “Entanglement of Arbitrary Superpositions of Modes Within 2-Dimensional Orbital Angular Momentum State-Spaces”, Phys. Rev. A, 81, 043844 (2010).