Dalia Al Nakdali, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Research Support Staff in Laquai Group

Research Interests

  • ​​Development of the vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL)
  • Thermal managements in VECSELs
  • Optical scattering losses in VECSELs​​​

Selected Publications

  • Analysis of optical scattering losses in verticalexternal- cavity surface-emitting lasers 
    D. Al Nakdali, M.K. Shakfa, B. Heinen, B. Kunert, W. Stolz, S.W. Koch, J. Hader, J.V.Molon...
    Journal of Appl. Phys. B, 120 (1), pp 41-46, (2015)
  • High-Power Operation of Quantum-Dot Semiconductor Disk Laser at 1180 nm 
    D. Al Nakdali, M. Gaafar, M.K. Shakfa, F. Zhang, M. Vaupel, K.A. Fedorova, A. Rahimi-Iman,...
    Journal of IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., 27 (10), 1128, (2015)
  • Self-mode-locked quantum-dot vertical-externalcavity surface-emitting laser 
    M. Gaafar, D. Al Nakdali, C. Möller, K.A. Fedorova, M. Wichmann, M.K. Shakfa, F. Zhang, A....
    Journal of Opt. Lett., 39 (15), pp. 4623-4626, (2014)
  • High-Power Quantum-Dot Vertical-External-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Exceeding 8 W 
    D. Al Nakdali, M.K. Shakfa, M. Gaafar, M. Butkus, K.A. Fedorova, M. Zulonas, M. Wichmann, ...
    Journal of IEEE Photon.Technol. Lett., 26 (15), 1561, (2014)


  • ​​Ph.D., Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany, 2015

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • European Physical Society (EPS)
  • German Physical Society - Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)
  • Marburg University Research Academy (MARA)​​

KAUST Affiliations

  • KA​UST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)​​​​