Boon S. Ooi
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor Ooi's research is primarily concerned with the study of semiconductor lasers and photonic integrated circuits. Specifically, he has contributed significantly to the development of practical technologies for semiconductor photonics integrated circuits, and the development of novel broadband semiconductor lasers, multiple-wavelength lasers and superluminescent diodes. Most recently, he focuses his research on the areas of GaN-based nanostructures and lasers for applications such as solid-state lighting and visible light communications.
Desired Project Deliverables
Students involved will focus on developing experimental and theoretical models tobetter understand the underwater optical channel and the effects of turbulence, absorption, and scattering in different waters and at different depths. In particular, the focus is on investigating bit error rate (BER) performance under air bubble, temperature and salinity induced oceanic turbulences, and developing a comprehensive and unified statistical turbulence model for the ocean.