[Quantum Technology] Creation of an innovative quantum technology platform based on the advanced control of quantum states

Strategic Objective

Development of new material properties and frontier of information sciences based on the advanced control of quantum states

Research Supervisor

Yasuhiko Arakawa (Specially Appointed Professor, Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics, The University of Tokyo)


The objective of this research area is to create an innovative quantum technology platform that contributes to the development of society by exploring physics and technologies for high-level control of the quantum state on the basis of photonics, solid state science, nanostructure/materials science, and informatics to pioneer discoveries in the frontier of quantum science. We also aim at realizing new quantum information processing and element/system functions that are superior to prior technologies in terms of performance. This research area focuses on the following two pillars in promoting research and development: “creation of new sources” to explore physics for quantum state control and develop pertinent technologies and “creation of innovative system functions” to provide quantum technologies for social and industrial innovation in the future.
Specific research examples include high-level state control for various quantum systems in quantum dots and superconductors and subsequent development into quantum information processing technologies, the realization of new quantum-convergent devices or high-sensitivity sensors by highly controlled quantum systems, and the development of high-precision measurement technologies that utilize macroscopic quantum effects or quantum optics. In the future, we aim to materialize innovative quantum system functions and their integration for the future social platform.

Research Area Advisors

・Kohei Itoh
Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University

・Hidetoshi Katori
Professor, Department of Applied Physics Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

・Tetsuomi Sogawa
Director, NTT Basic Research Laboratories

・Tetsuro Nishino
Professor, School of Informatics and Engineering, Ths University of Electro-Communications Graduate

・Susumu Noda
Professo, Department of Electronic Science and Engineeringr, Kyoto University

・Yoshiro Hirayama
Professor, Department of Physics Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University

・Akira Fujimaki
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University

・Akira Furusawa
Professor, Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo

・Shinji Yamada
General Manager, Center for Exploratory Research, Research & Development Group Hitachi, Ltd.

・Yoshihisa Yamamoto
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) ImPACT Program Manager

Year Started : 2016

Global Quantum Network

Research Director:
Nobuyuki Imoto(Professor, Graduate school of Engineering Science, Osaka University)

Hypersensitive MRI/NMR by means of Room Temperature Hyperpolarization and Quantum Coding

Research Director:
Masahiro Kitagawa(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)

Development of advanced optical lattice quantum simulator by high-level control of cold atoms

Research Director:
Yoshiro Takahashi(Professor, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)

Research on the efficient generation of the broadband frequency entangled photons and their applications

Research Director:
Shigeki Takeuchi(Professor, Graduate school of engineering, Kyoto University)

Development of base technologies for spin based quantum computing

Research Director:
Seigo Tarucha(Director, Center for Emergent Matter Science, RIKEN)

Photon based quantum information processing utilizing superconducting artificial atoms

Research Director:
Jaw-Shen Tsai(Professor, Faculty of Science Division 1, Tokyo University of Science)

Year Started : 2017

Development of ultralow-loss nanofiber-cavity QED systems for scalable optical quantum computation

Research Director:
Takao Aoki (Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Waseda University)

Programmable large-scale quantum simulator using wavelength-division multiplexed optical modes

Research Director:
Fumihiko Kannari (Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University)

Diamond quantum security

Research Director:
Hideo Kosaka (Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University)

Quantum sensing using superconducting flux qubits

Research Director:
Shiro Saito (Group Leader, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation)

Creation and control of superconducting quantum meta-materials

Research Director:
Kouichi Semba (Executive Researcher, Macroscopic Quantum Physics Project, Frontier Research Laboratory, Advanced ICT Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT))

On-chip ion traps for integrated quantum systems

Research Director:
Utako Tanaka (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)

Ferromagnetic quantum heterostructures: Creation of functional properties and spintronics device applications

Research Director:
Masaaki Tanaka (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)

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