Kayn Forbes


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Kayn Forbes has been a Lecturer at UEA since September 2022. He was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of Chemistry from 2019-2022 where he previously obtained his PhD in 2018 under the supervision of Professor David L. Andrews. His research interests broadly involve studying the interaction between light and matter using both quantum and classical methods. Specific topics currently being studied include the nano-optics of structured light and optical vortices, chirality, optical activity, interparticle interactions, plasmonics, and nanophotonics. 

Selected Publications (for a fuller listing click the PUBLICATIONS tab at the top of the screen)

Optical helicity of unpolarized light

KA Forbes, Physical Review A 105 (2), 023524

Measures of helicity and chirality of optical vortex beams

KA Forbes, GA Jones Journal of Optics 23, 115401

Relevance of longitudinal fields of paraxial optical vortices

KA Forbes, D Green, GA Jones Journal of Optics 23 (7), 075401

Orbital angular momentum of twisted light: chirality and optical activity

KA Forbes, DL Andrews J. Phys. Photonics 3 (2), 022007