I study and develop optical wireless communication systems.

Education Profile

  • M.S./Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, January 2018 - Present.
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering at KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, January 2014 - January 2018.

Professional Profile

  • Research intern, Photonics Laboratory, KAUST, (7-2017 - 8-2017).
  • Teaching assistant, Communications Laboratory, KFUPM, (2/2017 - 6/2017).

Honors and Awards

  • Qiyas Excellence Award for Scientific Distinction.
  • KFUPM Physics Olympiad - 1st place.

Omar Alkhazragi is an M.S./Ph.D. student at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). He obtained the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with First Honors from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in 2018. He was a visiting student at KAUST during the summer of 2017.

Research Interests

Omar's research interests include Optical wireless communications and Solid-state lighting.

Selected Publications

Omar Alkhazragi, Xiaobin Sun, Viktor Zuba, El-Mehdi Amhoud, Hassan Oubei, Tien Khee Ng, Burton Jones, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Boon S. Ooi, "Spectrally resolved characterization of thermally induced underwater turbulence using a broadband white-light interrogator", IEEE Photonics Journal, 11(5) Art. No. 7905609 (2019). DOI: 10.1109/JPHOT.2019.2936428 HDL: 10754/656592
C. H. Kang, G. Liu, C. Lee, O. Alkhazragi, J. M. Wagstaff, K.-H. Li, F. Alhawaj, T. K. Ng, J. S. Speck, S. Nakamura, S. P. Denbaars, and B. S. Ooi, "Semipolar (2021) InGaN/GaN micro-photodetector for gigabit-per-second visible light communication," Applied Physics Express (2019).
M. Hosne M. Shamim, Omar Alkhazragi, Tien Khee Ng, Boon S. Ooi, and Mohammed Zahed M. Khan, "Tunable Dual-Wavelength Self-injection Locked InGaN/GaN Green Laser Diode", IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 143324-143330, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2944693 HDL: 10754/656835
Yang Weng, Yujian Guo, Omar Alkhazragi, Tien Khee Ng, Jen-Hwa Guo, and Boon S. Ooi, "Impact of Turbulent-Flow-Induced Scintillation on Deep-Ocean Wireless Optical Communication", Journal of Lightwave Technology (2019). DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2019.2928465 HDL: 10754/656072
Chun Hong Kang, Abderrahmen Trichili, Omar Alkhazragi, Huafan Zhang, Ram Chandra Subedi, Yujian Guo, Somak Mitra, Chao Shen, Iman S. Roqan, Tien Khee Ng, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Boon S. Ooi, "Ultraviolet-to-blue color-converting scintillating-fibers photoreceiver for 375-nm laser-based underwater wireless optical communication", Optics Express 27, 30450-30461 (2019). DOI: 10.1364/OE.27.030450 HDL: 10754/658566
Xiaobin Sun, Wenqi Cai, Omar Alkhazragi, Ee-Ning Ooi, Hongsen He, Anas Chaaban, Chao Shen, Hassan Makine Oubei, Mohammed Zahed Mustafa Khan, Tien Khee Ng, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Boon S. Ooi, "375-nm ultraviolet-laser based non-line-of-sight underwater optical communication", Optics Express, 26(10), 12870-12877 (2018). DOI: 10.1364/OE.26.012870 HDL: 10754/627756
H. M. Oubei, X. Sun, T. K. Ng, O. Alkhazragi, M. Alouini and S. Boon Ooi, "Scintillations of RGB laser beams in weak temperature and salinity-induced oceanic turbulence", 2018 Fourth Underwater Communications and Networking Conference (UComms), 2018, pp. 1-4.
UComms 2018, Lerici, Italy, August 28-30, 2018 DOI: 10.1109/UComms.2018.8493227 HDL: 10754/629429