Welcome to the the Fully-Structured Light, or FOAM, group. In our group we investigate the interaction of different types of structured light with different media. The one thing that all of our work has in common is that we have Fun with light that carries orbital angular momentum, OAM!


Alison M Yao
Robert P Cameron
Duncan McArthur
Christopher Gibson
Grant Henderson
Emmanouil Alexakis

Our Research

Structured Light

Optical forces

Light scattering



In addition to the major themes listed above, we also collaborate with other groups within the CNQO. This has included recent work with the BECs and Cold Atoms, Nanophotonics and Future Light Sources groups.

Acknowledgements: We would like to thank The Leverhulme Trust, The Royal Society and EPSRC for funding and Colin McArthur for the logo.