Andrew at OECC 2018


Established in 1966, the 23rd OptoElectronics and Communications Conference (OECC) will be held at the International Convention Center, Jeju Island, Korea, from the 2nd July until the 6th July, with issues in Photonics, Optoelectronics, Nanophotonics, Biophotonics, Metamaterials, Plasmonics and Communications being the main focus.

2018 SAIP winners


Bienvenu and Nokwazi have received at the 2018 SAIP conference. Bienvenu has received a prize for the best PhD oral presentation and Nokwazi received a prize for the best PhD poster presentation.


Making the editors choice

Are Bessel beams resilient to aberrations and turbulence? Nokwasis’ work on this issue has been published in the Journal of the Optical Society of America (OSA), and has selected as an editors pick. Nokwazi’s response to this achievement was: “It is always a great feeling when the work we do gets recognition. It serves as affirmation that our work makes a difference in filling the knowledge gap in science. It is indeed a great honour.”

Bridging the digital divide

hendseigmanThe digital divide in Africa is the issue of a low population numbers having internet access (4%) despite having a huge share of the worlds population (20%). A team of international researches coordinated by Professor Andrew Forbes from the School of Physics and Professor Ling Cheng of the School of Electrical and Information Engineering set out to address this problem and published solutions in Nature Photonics. The team has spoken to Wits University and the Mail and Gaurdian, and the sory has been published in the july issue of EngineeringIT magazine. A short video can be found here.