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Photonics and Quantum Optics for the Creation of Innovative Functions

Research Supervisor
Tatsuo Izawa
Executive Vice President for Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology
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This research area is aiming to create innovative science and technologies in Photonics and Quantum Optics including light source, detectors, and light control technologies for material science, life science, information processing and communications. It covers, for example, the researches of quantum dot, photonic crystal and nonlinear optics for information processing, communications and measurement technologies. The control technologies of atoms and molecules, chemical reaction control by light, the observation and measurement of living body, the development of new light sources and detectors for industrial and medical applications, ultra-fine processing technologies and file memories using evanescent wave, and the related material science are also included.

Strategic Sector

Ultimate and Local Control of Photon and Applications

Research Projects

Year Started : 2007
Research DirectorAffiliationResearch Project
Jun Ohta Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology Development of Biomedical Photonic LSIs
Kazuo Kadowaki Professor, University of Tsukuba Emission of Continuous THz Waves by Making Use of Superconductors and Its Applications
Hideki Hashimoto Professor, Osaka City University Functional Control of the Primary Process of Photosynthesis in Nano Space
Hideki Hirayama Team Leader, RIKEN Development of 230-350nm Band InAlGaN-based High-efficiency Deep-UV Emitting Devices
Noriaki Miyanaga Professor, Osaka University Adaptive Power Photonics
Year Started : 2006
Research DirectorAffiliationResearch Project
Ryosuke Kodama Professor, Osaka University High Energy Density Plasma Photonics
Makoto Kuwata- Gonokami Professor, The University of Tokyo Active Meso-optics based on Dynamical Spatio-temporal Control of Molphology
Toshihiko Baba Professor, Yokohama National University Photonic Nanostructure Active Functional Devices and Their Integration
Takashi Matsuoka Professor, Tohoku University Research on InN Semiconductor Laser Diodes with High Temperature-Stability for Optical Communication Systems
Kenjiro Miyano Professor, The University of Tokyo Bilateral Control of Electrons and Light through Electron Correlation
Shuntaro Watanabe Professor, The University of Tokyo Development of the Technique to Steer Electrons by the Ultrahigh Optical Field
Year Started : 2005
Research DirectorAffiliationResearch Project
Katsumi Kishino Professor, Sophia University New Evolution of Nitride Semiconductor Lasers Based on Nanocolumn Crystals
Ikuo Suemune Professor, Hokkaido University Creation of Superconducting Photonics and Its Applications
Susumu Noda Professor, Kyoto University Development of Ultimate Light-Emission Technology Based on Photonic Crystals
Hirokazu Hori Professor, University of Yamanashi Creation and Simulation of Optoelectronics Function in Nanometer Space
Mikio Yamashita Specially Appointed Professor/ Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University Creation of New Quantum Optical Technology by Controlling Electric-field Waveform of Optical Pulses with an Extremely Short Duration
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