Academic Staff and Fellows

Hitoshi NAKANO
Professor Ph.D. in Laser engineering
Department/Electric and Electronic Engineering 
Department of Electric and Electronic Enngineering
Graduate school/Innovative Engineering Electronic Engineering(兼担)

We are actively conducting research related to laser and electrical energy control, for example, developing new lasers, new functional materials that use laser light beams, and systems that efficiently supply electrical energy using power semiconductors.

Laser Peening Experiments for Improving Mechanical Properties of Metal

Research Area Laser Engineering
Teaching (Undergraduate Course) Electrical circuit, Lasers and Electro-optics, Engineering design
Teaching (Graduate Course) Laser engineering, Laser processing
Research Interests Laser applications with high-power pulsed lasers
Development of longitudinally excited gas laser
Laser peening
Development of functional materials by lasers
Study on high average power solid state lasers for laser fusion
Fast high-voltage solid state switch using power semiconductor devices
Selected Publications (1) Effect of laser peening with glycerol as plasma confinement layer, Applied Physics A, Vol. 124:250 (2018).
(2) Simple, compact, and low cost CO2 laser driven by fast high voltage solid state switch for industrial application, Proceeding of SPIE, Vol. 10085, 1008513 (2017).
(3) Effects of Laser Peening Parameters on Plastic Deformation in Stainless Steel, Journal of Laser Micro/Nanoengineering
Vol. 11, pp.227-231 (2016).
Title of Thesis, Institute, Date Study on improvement of laser irradiation uniformity in high power laser system for inertial confinement fusion, Osaka university, March 1993.
Biography 1993 Assistant Professor, Kindai university
1999 Visiting scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
2010 Full professor, Kindai university

Laser Engineering Laboratory

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Academic Staff and Fellows