Sun Xiaobin

PhD Students
Life Researcher, Fraunhofer CAP​, United Kingdom (Graduated in May 2020)​​


Xiaobin is now a PhD student at KAUST. He is interested in semiconductor Optoelectronics and optical communication.

Research Interests

  • ​Semiconductor Optoelectronic device
  • Optical communication, including underwater optical wireless communications, visible-light communications.

Selected Publications

Journal Papers:
(Invited review article) A Review on Practical Considerations and Solutions in Underwater Wireless Optical Communication
Xiaobin Sun, Chun Hong Kang, Meiwei Kong, Omar Alkhazragi, Yujian Guo, Mustapha Ouhssain, Yang Weng, Burton H. Jones, Tien Khee Ng, and Boon S. Ooi

Journal of Lightwave Technology (2109)

DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2019.2960131

HDL: 10754/660627​

On the realization of across wavy water-air-interface diffuse-line-of-sight communication based on an ultraviolet emitter
Xiaobin Sun, Meiwei Kong, Chao Shen, Chun Hong Kang, Tien Khee Ng, and Boon S. Ooi
Optics Express 27, 19635-19649 (2019)

Light based underwater wireless communications

Hassan M. Oubei, Chao Shen, Abla Kammoun, Emna Zedini, Ki-Hong Park, Xiaobin Sun, Guangyu Liu, Chun Hong Kang, Tien Khee Ng, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Boon S. Ooi
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 57(8S2), 08PA06, 1-18 (2018)

DOI: 10.7567/JJAP.57.08PA06

HDL: 10754/628045


375-nm ultraviolet-laser based non-line-of-sight underwater optical communication

Xiaobin Sun, Wenqi Cai, Omar Alkhazragi, Ee-Ning Ooi, Hongsen He, Anas Chaaban, Chao Shen, Hassan Makine Oubei, Mohammed Zahed Mustafa Khan, Tien Khee Ng, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Boon S. Ooi
Optics Express, 26(10), 12870-12877 (2018)

DOI: 10.1364/OE.26.012870

HDL: 10754/627756


71-Mbit/s ultraviolet-B LED communication link based on 8-QAM-OFDM modulation

Xiaobin Sun, Zhenyu Zhang, Anas Chaaban, Tien Khee Ng, Chao Shen, Rui Chen, Jianchang Yan, Haiding Sun, Xiaohang Li, Junxi Wang, Jinmin Li, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Boon S. Ooi
Optics Express, 25(19), 23267-23274 (2017)

DOI: 10.1364/OE.25.023267

HDL: 10754/625770


Invited Talks:
Visible diode lasers for high bitrate underwater wireless optical communications
Boon S. Ooi, Xiaobin Sun, Omar Alkhazragi, Yujian Guo, Tien Khee Ng, Mohamed-Slim Alouini
Optical Fiber Communication Conference, M3I. 1 (OFC 2019)

Laser-based visible light communications and underwater wireless optical communications: a device perspective
Chao Shen, Omar Alkhazragi, Xiaobin Sun, Yujian Guo, Tien Khee Ng, Boon S. Ooi
SPIE Photonics West OPTO, San Francisco, California, United States, 2-7 February 2019


Ultraviolet FSO to laser-based VLC–the role of group-III-nitride devices

Boon S. Ooi, Xiaobin Sun, Chao Shen, Yujian Guo, Guangyu Liu, and Tien Khee Ng

2018 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP 2018)

Pages: 1-2​​


Conference Papers:
Going beyond 10-meter, Gbit/s underwater optical wireless communication links based on visible lasers
C Shen, Y Guo, X Sun, G Liu, KT Ho, TK Ng, MS Alouini, BS Ooi
2017 Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference (OECC) and Photonics Global Conference (PGC)

Robust H∞ Pointing Error Control of Free Space Optical Communication Systems
W. Cai, I. N'Doye, X. Sun, A. Al-Awan, W. G. Alheadary, M. S. Alouini, B. Ooi, T. M. Laleg-Kirati​
2018 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA)


Scintillations of RGB laser beams in weak temperature and salinity-induced oceanic turbulence

Hassan M. Oubei, Xiaobin Sun, Tien Khee Ng, Omar Alkhazragi, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Boon S. Ooi

2018 IEEE Fourth Underwater Communications and Networking Conference (UComms)

Pages: 1-4



  • ​August 2016-Current: Ms/PhD Candidate at Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering, KAUST
  • September 2012-Jul 2016: BSc. Semiconductor Physics. University of Science and Technology Beijing.

Professional Profile

​August 2016- Current: Ms/PhD Student, Photonics Laboratory, KAUST

  • Study and do research on semiconductor optoelectronic device and visible-light communication. 

September 2012-July 2016: Undergraduate student, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Science and Technology, Beijing.

  • Study in Huangkun class, learn knowledge about semiconductor physics and devices.


​Huangkun Scholarship, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Merit Student, University of Science and Technology Beijing.

KAUST Affiliations

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