SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, recently awarded KAUST Ph.D. student Jorge Holguín-Lerma a 2019 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship for his potential research contributions to optics, photonics or other related fields. Holguín-Lerma joined KAUST in August 2016 and is a member of Professor Boon S. Ooi's Photonics Laboratory.
"I am honored to be able to bring this award to KAUST, as it represents the support that I have received here," Holguín-Lerma said. "It means that my work has been meaningful and has the potential to change the way we apply optics and photonics. I cannot help but share this excitement with the people [who] have helped me through my personal and academic life."
Solving technological challenges
Holguín-Lerma's current research centers on the development of novel semiconductor laser and superluminescent diodes and their applications to optical communications, sensing and instrumentation.
"I am dedicated to achieving first-time demonstrations of novel laser diodes and superluminescent diodes that can solve the technological challenges in the areas of smart white lighting, space-air-ground-underwater sensing and communications, biomedical imaging and advanced instrumentation," he stated. "Many of these state-of-the-art technologies—including LiFi, LIDAR, biosensors and atomic clocks—still rely on conventional light emitters; my work is to provide novel devices that will enable brand-new capabilities and superior performance on such applications."
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