Academic Staff and Fellows

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

We are actively conducting research related to laser and electrical energy control, for example, development of new lasers, new functional materials by laser treatment, laser peening, and development of fast high-voltage switch using power semiconductors.

Laser peening experiments for improving mechanical performance of Metals

Research Area Laser Engineering
Teaching (Undergraduate Course) Electrical circuit I, and II, Lasers and Electro-optics, Engineering design
Teaching (Graduate Course) Laser engineering
Research Interests Laser applications with high-power pulsed lasers
Development of a longitudinally excited gas laser
Laser peening
Development of functional materials by lasers
Fast high-voltage solid state switch using power semiconductor devices
Selected Publications (1) Effects of Laser Peening Parameters on Plastic Deformation in Aqueous Glycerol Solution as Plasma Confinement Layer, Journal of Laser Micro/Nanoengineering, Vol. 16, pp. 160-165 (2021).

(2) Control of Plasma Confinement Layer for Effective Laser-peening, Journal of Laser Micro/Nanoengineering, Vol. 16, pp. 80-83 (2021).

(3) Simulations of the effects of laser wavelength, pulse duration, and power density on plume pressure generation using a one-dimensional simulation code for laser shock processing, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 129, 235108 (2021).
Title of Thesis, Institute, Date Study on improvement of laser irradiation uniformity in high power laser system for inertial confinement fusion, Osaka university, 25 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