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Xiaobin Sun, PhD Student in Electrical Engineering

Education Profile

  • Doctor of Philosophy: 2017 – , King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia.
  • Master of Science: 2016 – 2017, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia.
  • Bachelor of Science: 2012 – 2016, University of Science & Technology, Beijing.

Professional Profile

  • M.Sc./Ph.D. Student, Photonics Laboratory, KAUST (​August 2016- Current).
  • Study and do research on semiconductor optoelectronic device and visible-light communication. 
  • Undergraduate student, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Science and Technology, Beijing (September 2012-July 2016).
  • Study in Huangkun class, learn knowledge about semiconductor physics and devices.

Honors and Awards

  • ​Huangkun Scholarship, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Merit Student, University of Science and Technology Beijing.

Xiaobin Sun is a Ph.D. student at Photonics Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Boon Ooi at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Research Interests

Sun's research interests include Semiconductor Optoelectronic device, Optical communication, including underwater optical wireless communications, visible-light communications.

Invited Talks:

Visible diode lasers for high bitrate underwater wireless optical communications
Boon S. Ooi, Xiaobin Sun, Omar Alkhazragi, Yujian Guo, Tien Khee Ng, Mohamed-Slim Alouini
Optical Fiber Communication Conference, M3I. 1 (OFC 2019).

Laser-based visible light communications and underwater wireless optical communications: a device perspective
Chao Shen, Omar Alkhazragi, Xiaobin Sun, Yujian Guo, Tien Khee Ng, Boon S. Ooi
SPIE Photonics West OPTO, San Francisco, California, United States, 2-7 February 2019.

Ultraviolet FSO to laser-based VLC–the role of group-III-nitride devices

Boon S. Ooi, Xiaobin Sun, Chao Shen, Yujian Guo, Guangyu Liu, and Tien Khee Ng

2018 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP 2018).

Pages: 1-2​​

Conference Papers:

Going beyond 10-meter, Gbit/s underwater optical wireless communication links based on visible lasers
C Shen, Y Guo, X Sun, G Liu, KT Ho, TK Ng, MS Alouini, BS Ooi
2017 Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference (OECC) and Photonics Global Conference (PGC).

Robust H∞ Pointing Error Control of Free Space Optical Communication Systems
W. Cai, I. N'Doye, X. Sun, A. Al-Awan, W. G. Alheadary, M. S. Alouini, B. Ooi, T. M. Laleg-Kirati​
2018 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA).

Scintillations of RGB laser beams in weak temperature and salinity-induced oceanic turbulence

Hassan M. Oubei, Xiaobin Sun, Tien Khee Ng, Omar Alkhazragi, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Boon S. Ooi

2018 IEEE Fourth Underwater Communications and Networking Conference (UComms).

Pages: 1-4

Selected Publications

Xiaobin Sun, Chun Hong Kang, Meiwei Kong, Omar Alkhazragi, Yujian Guo, Mustapha Ouhssain, Yang Weng, Burton H. Jones, Tien Khee Ng, and Boon S. Ooi, "(Invited review article) A Review on Practical Considerations and Solutions in Underwater Wireless Optical Communication", Journal of Lightwave Technology (2109). DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2019.2960131 HDL: 10754/660627
Xiaobin Sun, Meiwei Kong, Chao Shen, Chun Hong Kang, Tien Khee Ng, and Boon S. Ooi, "On the realization of across wavy water-air-interface diffuse-line-of-sight communication based on an ultraviolet emitter", Optics Express 27, 19635-19649 (2019). DOI: 10.1364/OE.27.019635 HDL: 10754/655997
Hassan M. Oubei, Chao Shen, Abla Kammoun, Emna Zedini, Ki-Hong Park, Xiaobin Sun, Guangyu Liu, Chun Hong Kang, Tien Khee Ng, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Boon S. Ooi, "(Invited review article) Light based underwater wireless communications", Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 57(8S2), 08PA06, 1-18 (2018). DOI: 10.7567/JJAP.57.08PA06 HDL: 10754/628045
Sun, X., Cai, W., Alkhazragi, O., Ooi, E.-N., He, H., Chaaban, A., … Ooi, B. S. (2018). 375-nm ultraviolet-laser based non-line-of-sight underwater optical communication. Optics Express, 26(10), 12870. doi:10.1364/oe.26.012870
Sun, X., Zhang, Z., Chaaban, A., Ng, T. K., Shen, C., Chen, R., … Ooi, B. S. (2017). 71-Mbit/s ultraviolet-B LED communication link based on 8-QAM-OFDM modulation. Optics Express, 25(19), 23267. doi:10.1364/oe.25.023267