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2000.2~2005.2 Photon Craft Project
Japan-China
Research Directors
Prof. Kazuyuki Hirao Prof. Kazuyuki Hirao
Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
Dr. Ruxin Li   Dr. Ruxin Li
Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences "CAS"

Counterpart Organization: Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences "CAS" (China)

To build up optical communications engineering such as optical computers, ultrahigh-density optical memories and so on, it is essential to fabricate technology of optics materials in the space selective and the ultrahigh-minute fields. Photon Craft is a technology that intends to materialize novel fabrication techniques inside glass by using optics materials with femto (10-15) second lasers, actively using the properties of super high intensity and coherence.
We made it possible to fabricate minute 3-D waveguides by drawing optical waveguides inside glass, using femotosecond lasers. Also the possibility to space-selectively precipitating and eliminating metals inside silicate glass containing Ag, Au ions has been confirmed, which will lead to the development of ultrahigh-density optical memories.

In this cooperative research with Chinese Academy of Sciences, through a research on laser physical chemistry and quantum optics, Japanese side has successfully developed techniques of crystalline fabrication of artificiality optics at a nano (10-9)metric level and ultrahigh-speed scanning technology. At the same time, with a research on crystalline/quantum chemistry, Chinese side has conducted material studies and found useful optics materials including rare earth elements. The achievements of this cooperative research are expected to result in novel optics elements which will lead to optical computers finally.

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