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Edgars Stegenburgs

PhD Students

Introduction

​Edgars Stegenburgs joined Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division of KAUST as an MS/PhD student and graduate researcher at Photonics Laboratory in Janunary 2015.

 

Previously he was working in the Laser Centre of the University of Latvia as a natural sciences laboratory assistant under the supervision of Dr. Aigars Ekers in the Laser-manipulation laboratory. There he developed his bachelor thesis "Formation of bright and dark states in non-degenerate quantum systems and ultra-high vacuum system design for Rb atoms magneto-optical trap" and earned the Bachelor's Degree of Science in Physics from the University of Latvia in June 2014.

Research Interests

  • Semiconductor lasers, solid-state lighting applications
  • Optoelectronics and integrated photonic devices
  • Light-matter interaction, manipulation of light, laser cooling of atoms

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

(Review article) Mohd Sharizal Bin Alias, Malleswara Tangi, Jorge Lerma, Edgars Stegenburgs, Abdullah Alatawi, Islam Ashry, Ram Chandra, Davide Priante, Mohammad Khaled Shakfa, Tien Ng, and Boon Ooi, "Review of nanophotonics approaches using nanostructures and nanofabrication for III-nitrides UV photonic devices", Journal of Nanophotonics (2018, accepted).
DOI: 10.
Lyu Zhou, Haomin Song, Jianwei Liang, Matthew Singer, Ming Zhou, Edgars Stegenburgs, Nan Zhang, Xu Chen, Tien Khee Ng, Zongfu Yu, Boon Ooi, and Qiaoqiang Gan, "Beam-controlled spectral-selective architecture with planar polydimethylsiloxane/metal-films for all-day radiative cooling", Nature Sustainability (2018, submitted).
DOI: 10.
Wael G. Alheadary, Ki-Hong Park, Nasir Alfaraj, Yujian Guo, Edgars Stegenburgs, Tien Khee Ng, Boon S. Ooi, and Mohamed-Slim Alouini, "Free-space optical channel characterization and experimental validation in a coastal environment", Optics Express, 26(6), 6614-6628 (2018). DOI: 10.1364/OE.26.006614 HDL: 10754/627325 Mohd Sharizal Alias, Abdullah A. Alatawi, Wong Kim Chong, Malleswararao Tangi, Jorge A. Holguin-Lerma, Edgars Stegenburgs, Mohammad Khaled Shakfa, Tien Khee Ng, Abdulrahman M. Albadri, Ahmed Y. Alyamani, and Boon S. Ooi, "High reflectivity YDH/SiO2 distributed Bragg reflector for UV-C wavelength regime", IEEE Photonics Journal, 10(2), 2200508, 1-8 (2018). DOI: 10.1109/JPHOT.2018.2804355 HDL: 10754/627170 Chao Shen, Changmin Lee, Edgars Stegenburgs, Jorge Holguin Lerma, Tien Khee Ng, Shuji Nakamura, Steven P. DenBaars, Ahmed Y. Alyamani, Munir M. El-Desouki, and Boon S. Ooi, "Semipolar III-nitride quantum well waveguide photodetector integrated with laser diode for on-chip photonic system", Applied Physics Express, 10(4), 042201, 1-3 (2017). DOI: 10.7567/APEX.10.042201 HDL: 10754/622986
Semiconductor Today research highlight: "Semi-polar indium gallium nitride laser diode/waveguide photodiode combo" (2017). .Edgars Stegenburgs, "Formation of bright and dark states in non-degenerate quantum systems and ultra-high vacuum system design for Rb atoms magneto-optical trap", Bachelor thesis, University of Latvia, Riga, 2014.

Conferences and Proceedings

.Edgars Stegenburgs, Mohd Sharizal Alias, Tien Khee Ng, and Boon Siew Ooi, "Metallic Blazed Grating TE Mode Resonance Conditions and Diffraction Efficiency Optical Transfer Function", 17th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD), IEEE Xplore Digital Library, pp. 127-128 (2017).
NUSOD 2017, paper TuP04, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 24-28, 2017 DOI: 10.1109/NUSOD.2017.8010024 http://www.nusod.org/2017/conf_program.html Wael Alheadary, Yujian Guo, Edgars Stegenburgs, Ki-Hong Park, Tien Khee Ng, Boon Ooi, and Mohamed-Slim Alouini, "Design and Deployment of Mobile FSO Communication System", Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), OSA Technical Digest, paper AW4B.7 (2017).
CLEO: 2017 (Lasers and Applications (AW4B) section), San Jose, California, United States, May 14-19, 2017 DOI: 10.1364/CLEO_AT.2017.AW4B.7 HDL: 10754/625584 .Edgars Stegenburgs, Mohd Sharizal Alias, Tien Khee Ng, and Boon Siew Ooi, "Blazed Grating Resonance Conditions and Diffraction Efficiency Optical Transfer Function", KAUST-NSF Research Conference on Interactive Electronics 2017, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, January 30 - February 1, 2017. https://eeevents.kaust.edu.sa/nsf2017 T. Kirova, N.N. Bezuglov, D.K. Efimov, K. Miculis, M. Bruvelis, A. Cinins, E. Stegenburgs, A. Ekers, M. Auzinsh, and I.I. Ryabtsev, "Peculiarities of Bright and Dark States Formation in Three-level Ladders of Na Hyperfine Levels", 3rd TLL/COLIMA Workshop on manipulation of light by matter and matter by light, Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 18-19, 2014. T. Kirova, E. Stegenburgs, M. Bruvelis, A. Cinins, K. Miculis, A. Ekers, M. Auzinsh, D.K. Efimov, N.N. Bezuglov, and I.I. Ryabtsev, "Peculiarities of Bright and Dark States Formation in Three-level Ladders of Na Hyperfine Levels", 10th International Workshop Control of Quantum Dynamics of Atoms, Molecules and Ensembles by Light (CAMEL 10), Nessebar, Bulgaria, June 23-27, 2014. .E. Stegenburgs, T. Kirova, M. Bruvelis, A. Cinins, K. Miculis, A. Ekers, D.K. Efimov, and N.N. Bezuglov, "Formation of Dark and Bright States in Hyperfine Levels of Na via Autler-Townes Effect", 10th International Young Scientist Conference Developments in Optics and Communications, p. 61, Riga, Latvia, April 12, 2014. .E. Stegenburgs, A. Leitis, A. Cinins, M. Bruvelis, D.K. Efimov, N.N. Bezuglov, A. Ekers, and T. Kirova, "Experimental Observation of the Formation of Multiple Dressed States in Sodium Hyperfine Level Systems", 72nd Annual Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia, p. 33, Riga, Latvia, February 7, 2014.

Education

  • 2015 - Present:MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
    • Eletro-Physics track in Electrical Engineering. The Electro-Physics track encompasses technical areas of solid-state electronics, microsystems, electromagnetics and photonics.

 

  • 2014: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics, University of Latvia (UL), Latvia
    • Fundamental and modern physics from classical mechanics to quantum theory and mathematics. Programme contains experimental, theoretical and engineering physics.

Professional Profile

  • January 2015 - Present
    • Graduate Researcher, Photonics Laboratory, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

 

  • February 2013 - August 2014
    • Natural Sciences Laboratory Assistant, Laser Centre, University of Latvia (UL), Latvia

 

  • July 2013
    • Internship at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany - "Basic Experiments in Sensor Technology and Laser Physics"

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Member of IEEE (Photonics Society and Electron Devices Society)
  • Member of OSA (Optical Society of America)
  • Member of SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics​)

Awards

  • ​2012 - 2014: Memorial Scholarship of Prof. Edgars Imants Silins, administrated by fund "Vitolu fonds".
  • 2012 - 2014: Latvian government scholarship for bachelor's studies in physics at the University of Latvia.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division l Electrical Engineering