[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 & President, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Keio University

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

・Tetsuomi Sogawa
Senior Vice President & Basic and Advanced Research Principal, NTT Science and Core Technology Laboratory Group, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation

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

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

・Yoshiro Hirayama
Professor emeritus, 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
Research Professor, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION

Research Projects

  1. Year Started : 2016
  2. Year Started : 2017
  3. Year Started : 2018

Quick Access


  • ACT-X
  • ALCA
  • AIP Network Lab
  • Global Activities
  • Diversity
  • SDGs
  • OSpolicy
  • Yuugu
  • Questions