The photonics laboratory aims at delivering compact and energy saving integrated laser-diode based devices and solutions for applications requiring light spanning the ultra-violet to visible and near-infrared regime. A plethora of practical laser-based solutions were conceived, and proof-of-concept models were built for data collection and testing of new class of innovative multi-function laser devices.
The research into laser device physics and group III-V nanostructure for eventual lasing applications further enable practical solutions to be applied to exiting issues related to energy, water and food. The laboratory has thus far embarked upon innovative lasers for solid-state lighting, broadband optical telecommunication, and laser based horticulture applications.
In-house laser-diode and related characterization knowhow, molecular beam epitaxy growth capability, and advanced fabrication technique further fuel the innovative and creative activities within the laboratory, and collaboration within KAUST, in-kingdom universities as well as international partners.