Projects per year
I am a member of the Computational Nonlinear and Quantum Optics (CNQO) group within the Optics division of the Department of Physics. I received my BSc (Hons) from Heriot-Watt University and my PhD from University of Strathclyde. I have been a lecturer in the Department of Physics since 2013.
My research is based upon the generation and applications of structured light, in particular light carrying orbital angular momentum (OAM). It ranges from understanding the fundamental properties of this light to investigating its behaviour in various nonlinear systems, including demonstrating for the first time the mechanism behind optical rogue waves, to potential applications in quantum communication, ocean optics, nonlinear beam propagation and interaction with chiral molecules.
I am the 1st year Adviser of Studies for Physics.
I currently teach 1st year mechanics and electromagnetism in PH183: Mechanics & Waves and PH184: Electromagnetism & Quantum Physics, and optical angular momentum as part of PH562 Adv. Topics in Quantum Optics.
- Quantum optics
- Orbital angular momentum
1/10/19 → 1/04/23
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
1/06/17 → 31/08/21
Yao, A. M., Valyrakis, M., Kelly, A. E., McKee, D. & Lavery, M. P. J., 17 Jul 2020, In: Physical Review Research. 2, 3, 7 p., 033093.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile9 Downloads (Pure)
Morgan, J., Hemsing, E., McNeil, B. W. J. & Yao, A., 21 Jul 2020, In: New Journal of Physics. 22, July, 7 p., 072001.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile14 Downloads (Pure)
Alison Yao (Invited speaker)17 Jun 2019 → 21 Jun 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk