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Meiwei Kong

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Introduction

​Meiwei Kong is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Photonics Laboratory in the Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering (CEMSE) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She receiv​ed her B.S. degree in Material Physics from Zhejiang Normal University, China, in 2013. In 2018, she received her Ph.D. degree in Marine Information Science and Engineering at the School of Ocean College of Zhejiang University. Her research interest is underwater wireless optical communication.

Research Interests

Digital signal processing, visible light communication, underwater wireless optical communication, and optical wireless power transfer

Selected Publications

Journal Papers:

  1. (Invited) Ooi, B.S., Kong, M. and Ng, T.K., 2020. Underwater wireless optical communications: Opportunity, challenges and future prospects commentary on" Recent progress in and perspectives of underwater wireless optical communication". Progress in Quantum Electronics, 73, pp.100275.
  2. (Invited) Kong, M., C.H., Kang, Sun, X., Guo, Y., Sait, M., Holguin-Lerma, J.A., Ng, T.K. and Ooi, B.S., 2020. Survey of energy-autonomous solar cell receivers for satellite–air–ground–ocean optical wireless communication. Progress in Quantum Electronics, pp. 100300.
  3. Holguin-Lerma, J.A., Kong, M. (Co-first author), Alkhazragi, O., Sun, X., Ng, T.K. and Ooi, B.S., 2020. 480-nm distributed-feedback InGaN laser diode for 10.5-Gbit/s visible-light communication. Optics Letters45(3), pp.742-745.
  4. Kong, M., Lin, J., Kang, C.H., Shen, C., Guo, Y., Sun, X., Sait, M., Weng, Y., Zhang, H., Ng, T.K. and Ooi, B.S., 2019. Toward self-powered and reliable visible light communication using amorphous silicon thin-film solar cells. Optics Express27(24), pp.34542-34551.
  5. Kong, M., Lin, J., Guo, Y., Sun, X., Sait, M., Alkhazragi, O., C.H., Kang, Holguin-Lerma, J.A., Kheireddine, M., Ouhssain, M., Jones B.H., Ng, T.K. and Ooi, B.S., 2020. AquaE-lite hybrid-solar-cell receiver-modality for energy-autonomous terrestrial and underwater Internet-of-Things. IEEE Photonics Journal, 12(4), pp.1-13.
  6. Kong, M., Lv, W., Ali, T., Sarwar, R., Yu, C., Qiu, Y., Qu, F., Xu, Z., Han, J. and Xu, J., 2017. 10-m 9.51-Gb/s RGB laser diodes-based WDM underwater wireless optical communication. Optics Express25(17), pp.20829-20834.
  7. Kong, M., Chen, Y., Sarwar, R., Sun, B., Xu, Z., Han, J., Chen, J., Qin, H. and Xu, J., 2018. Underwater wireless optical communication using an arrayed transmitter/receiver and optical superimposition-based PAM-4 signal. Optics Express26(3), pp.3087-3097.
  8. Kong, M., Wang, J., Chen, Y., Ali, T., Sarwar, R., Qiu, Y., Wang, S., Han, J. and Xu, J., 2017. Security weaknesses of underwater wireless optical communication. Optics Express25(18), pp.21509-21518.
  9. Kong, M., Sun, B., Sarwar, R., Shen, J., Chen, Y., Qu, F., Han, J., Chen, J., Qin, H. and Xu, J., 2018. Underwater wireless optical communication using a lens-free solar panel receiver. Optics Communications426, pp.94-98.
  10. Sun, X., Kong, M., Telegenov, K, Ouhssain, M., Sait, M., Guo, Y., Alkhazragi, O., Jones, B.H., Shamma, J.S., Ng, T.K. and Ooi, B.S., 2020. Field demonstrations of wide-beam optical communication through water–air interface. IEEE Access, 8, pp.160480-160489.
  11. Sun, X., Kong, M., Alkhazragi, O., Shen, C., Ooi, E.N., Zhang, X., Buttner, U., Ng, T.K. and Ooi, B.S., 2020. Non-line-of-sight methodology for high-speed wireless optical communication in highly turbid water. Optics Communications, pp.125264.
  12. Sun, X., Kong, M., Shen, C., Kang, C.H., Ng, T.K. and Ooi, B.S., 2019. On the realization of across wavy water-air-interface diffuse-line-of-sight communication based on an ultraviolet emitter. Optics Express27(14), pp.19635-19649.
  13. Guo, Y., Kong, M., Alkhazragi, O., Sun, X., Sait, M., Ng, T.K. and Ooi, B.S., 2020. Diffused-line-of-sight communication for mobile and fixed underwater nodes.
  14. Xu, J., Kong, M., Lin, A., Song, Y., Han, J., Xu, Z., Wu, B., Gao, S. and Deng, N., 2017. Directly modulated green-light diode-pumped solid-state laser for underwater wireless optical communication. Optics Letters42(9), pp.1664-1667.
  15. Xu, J., Kong, M., Lin, A., Song, Y., Yu, X., Qu, F., Han, J. and Deng, N., 2016. OFDM-based broadband underwater wireless optical communication system using a compact blue LED. Optics Communications369, pp.100-105.
  16. Chen, Y., Kong, M., Ali, T., Wang, J., Sarwar, R., Han, J., Guo, C., Sun, B., Deng, N. and Xu, J., 2017. 26 m/5.5 Gbps air-water optical wireless communication based on an OFDM-modulated 520-nm laser diode. Optics Express25(13), pp.14760-14765.
  17. Alkhazragi, O., Kang, C.H., Kong, M., Liu, G., Lee, C., Li, K.H., Zhang, H., Wagstaff, J.M., Alhawaj, F., Ng, T.K. and Speck, J.S., 2020. 7.4-Gbit/s visible-light communication utilizing wavelength-selective semipolar micro-photodetector. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 32(13), pp.767-770.
  18. Sun, X., Kang, C.H., Kong, M., Alkhazragi, O., Guo, Y., Ouhssain, M., Weng, Y., Jones, B.H., Ng, T.K. and Ooi, B.S., 2020. A review on practical considerations and solutions in underwater wireless optical communication. Journal of Lightwave Technology38(2), pp.421-431.
  19. Xu, J., Sun, B., Kong, M., Lin, A., Sarwar, R., Han, J., Zhang, W. and Deng, N., 2017. Underwater wireless optical communication using a blue-light leaky feeder. Optics Communications397, pp.51-54.

 

Conference Papers:

  1. Kong, M., Holguin-Lerma, J.A., C.H., Kang, Alatawi, A.A., Ng, T.K. and Ooi, B.S., 2021, September. Superluminescent diodes and lasers-based visible light communication and lighting: opportunities and challenges. Congress of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) and Conference of International Society on Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS).
  2. Kong, M., Holguin-Lerma, J.A., Alatawi, A.A., C.H., Kang, Ng, T.K. and Ooi, B.S., 2021, June. Laser and superluminescent diodes for lighting and visible light communications. 12th International Conference on Optics-photonics Design & Fabrication (ODF'20).
  3. Kong, M., Holguin-Lerma, J.A., Alkhazragi, O., Sun, X., Ng, T.K. and Ooi, B.S., 2020, March. 10-Gbit/s Sky-blue distributed feedback laser diode-based visible light communication. In Optical Fiber Communication Conference (pp. T3C-3). Optical Society of America.
  4. Kong, M., Chen, Y., Sarwar, R., Sun, B., Cong, B. and Xu, J., 2017, August. Optical superimposition-based PAM-4 signal generation for visible light communication. In 2017 16th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks (ICOCN) (pp. 1-3). IEEE.
  5. Kong, M., Tong, Z., Yu, X., Song, Y., Lin, A. and Xu, J., 2016. Airborne wireless optical communication system in low altitude using an unmanned aerial vehicle and LEDs. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 679, No. 1, p. 012031). IOP Publishing.
  6. Sarwar, R., Sun, B., Kong, M. Corresponding author, Ali, T., Yu, C., Cong, B. and Xu, J., 2017, August. Visible light communication using a solar-panel receiver. In 2017 16th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks (ICOCN) (pp. 1-3). IEEE.
  7. Xu, J., Zhang, C., Kong, M. Corresponding author, Sun, B., Wang, J. and Cong, B., 2017, On the characteristics of a directly-modulated green-light diode pump solid state laser. In 2017 16th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks (ICOCN) IEEE.

Education

Sep. 2013 – Jun. 2018: Ph.D., in Marine Information Science and Engineering, Ocean College, Zhejiang University, China. 

Sep. 2009 - Jun. 2013: B.S., in Material Physics, College of Mathematics, Physics and Information Engineering, Zhejiang Normal University, China.

Professional Profile

Oct. 2018 - Oct. 2021: Postdoctoral Fellow, Photonics Lab, KAUST, Thuwal Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Awards

Apr. 2021: Outstanding reviewer of IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering;
Jun. 2018: Excellent Postgraduate Students’ Award;
2016-2017, National Scholarship;
2016-2017, Award of Honor for Graduate;
May. 2017, “Winning prize” of the graduate student poster in the 3rd National Marine Technology Conference;
2015-2016, Nandu Scholarship;
2015-2016, Award of Honor for Graduate;
2014-2015, Academic Scholarship.​

KAUST Affiliations

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