Omar Alkhazragi

PhD Students


Omar Alkhazragi is an M.S./Ph.D. student at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). He obtained the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with First Honors from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in 2018. He was a visiting student at KAUST during the summer of 2017.

Research Interests

  • Optical wireless communications
  • Solid-state lighting

Selected Publications

  • O. Alkhazragi, F. Hu, P. Zou, Y. Ha, C. H. Kang, Y. Mao, T. K. Ng, N. Chi, and B. S. Ooi, "Gbit/s ultraviolet-C diffuse-line-of-sight communication based on probabilistically shaped DMT and diversity reception," Optics Express, 28(7), 9111-9122 (2020).

  • O. Alkhazragi, C. H. Kang, M. Kong, G. Liu, C. Lee, K.-H. Li, H. Zhang, J. M. Wagstaff, F. Alhawaj, T. K. Ng, J. S. Speck, S. Nakamura, S. P. DenBaars, and B. S. Ooi, "7.4-Gbit/s Visible-Light Communication Utilizing Wavelength-Selective Semipolar Micro-Photodetector," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, accepted (2020).

  • O. Alkhazragi, X. Sun, V. Zuba, E.-M. Amhoud, H. Oubei, T. K. Ng, B. Jones, M.-S. Alouini, and B. S. Ooi, "Spectrally resolved characterization of thermally induced underwater turbulence using a broadband white-light interrogator," IEEE Photonics Journal, 11(5) Art. No. 7905609 (2019).

  • O. Alkhazragi, F. Hu, P. Zou, Y. Ha, Y. Mao, T. K. Ng, N. Chi, and B. S. Ooi, "2.4-Gbps Ultraviolet-C Solar-Blind Communication Based on Probabilistically Shaped DMT Modulation," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2020, paper M3I.5 (2020).

  • C. H. Kang, G. Liu, C. Lee, O. Alkhazragi, J. M. Wagstaff, K.-H. Li, F. Alhawaj, T. K. Ng, J. S. Speck, S. Nakamura, S. P. Denbaars, and B. S. Ooi, "Semipolar (2021) InGaN/GaN micro-photodetector for gigabit-per-second visible light communication,Applied Physics Express (2019).

  • M. H. M. Shamim, O. Alkhazragi, T. K. Ng, B. S. Ooi, and M. Z. M. Khan, "Tunable Dual-Wavelength Self-injection Locked InGaN/GaN Green Laser Diode," IEEE Access (2019).  

  • ​Y. Weng, Y. Guo, O. Alkhazragi, T. K. Ng, J.-H. Guo, and B. S. Ooi, "Impact of Turbulent-Flow-Induced Scintillation on Deep-Ocean Wireless Optical Communication," Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 37, no. 19, pp. 5083-5090, 2019.

  • C. H. Kang, A. Trichili, O. Alkhazragi, H. Zhang, R. C. Subedi, Y. Guo, S. Mitra, C. Shen, I. S. Roqan, T. K. Ng, M.-S. Alouini, and B. S. Ooi, "Ultraviolet-to-blue color-converting scintillating-fibers photoreceiver for 375-nm laser-based underwater wireless optical communication," Optics Express, vol. 27, no. 21, 30450-30461 (2019).

  • X. Sun, W. Cai, O. Alkhazragi, E.-N. Ooi, H. He, A. Chaaban, C. Shen, H. M. Oubei, M. Z. M. Khan, T. K. Ng, M.-S. Alouini, and B. S. Ooi, "375-nm ultraviolet-laser based non-line-of-sight underwater optical communication," Optics Express, vol. 26, no. 10, pp. 12870-12877, 2018.

  • H. M. Oubei, X. Sun, T. K. Ng, O. Alkhazragi, M.-S. Alouini and S. Boon Ooi, "Scintillations of RGB laser beams in weak temperature and salinity-induced oceanic turbulence," 2018 Fourth Underwater Communications and Networking Conference (UComms), Lerici, Italy, 2018, pp. 1-4.


  • January 2018 - Present, M.S./Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • January 2014 - January 2018, B.S. in Electrical Engineering at KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Professional Profile

  • 7/2017 - 8/2017, Research intern, Photonics Laboratory, KAUST
  • 2/2017 - 6/2017, Teaching assistant, Communications Laboratory, KFUPM


  • Qiyas Excellence Award for Scientific Distinction
  • KFUPM Physics Olympiad - 1st place

KAUST Affiliations

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