Koichi Okamoto
Development of super bright light-emitting devices based on plasmonics

Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering,
Kyushu University
Associate Professor

Solid-state light-emitting devices have been developed and are expected as next-generation light sources.
However, to realize this expectation, emission efficiencies and cost performance of these devices need to be improved.
My project tries to work towards this goal by developing super bright light-emitting devices using surface plasmons.
Surface plasmons are special type of electronic vibrations generated at metal interfaces that can be controlled by fabricating nanometer scale structures.
I believe that using this technique will provide a route for an early realization of the "illumination revolution" with super bright solid-state devices replacing conventional incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs.