People

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;
  • optoelectronic and integrate photonic devices, smart nanosystems;
  • light-matter interaction, manipulation of light, laser cooling of atoms.

Selected Publications

  • ​"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 at the University of Latvia, Riga, 2014.

 

Conference Presentations:

 

  • "Formation of Dark and Bright States in Hyperfine Levels of Na via Autler-Townes Effects", 10th International Young Scientist Conference "Developments in Optics and Communications", Riga, 2014.

 

  • "Experimental Observation of the Formation of Multiple Dressed States in Sodium Hyperfine Level Systems", 72nd University of Latvia Conference, Riga, 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