Faculty and Researchers

Mathematics and Physics

Optics and Lasers

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Optics and Lasers.
Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2020 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2021 academic year.

NAKANO Hitoshi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Laser Engineering Laboratory
Laser Engineering

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.

HASHISHIN Yuichi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Applied Laser Engineering Laboratory
Applied Laser Engineering Laser Surgery and Medicine Laser Safety

This laboratory has a wide variety of laser equipment, as well as analyzers and observation systems. We conduct experiments on the use of lasers to cut wood, bone, and meat. We are also doing R&D on practical applications of lasers in the medical and healthcare fields as well as in industry.

YOSHIDA Minoru

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Fiber Optics Laboratory
Optical Fibers, Fiber Lasers, Laser Engineering

This lab does research on the fundamentals and potential applications of light, revolving not only around optical communications, but also the development of new lasers that use optical fibers. We also promote development of new optical technologies and enjoy discovering previously unknown phenomena involving light.

NISHIYAMA Masayoshi

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Laboratory for Dynamic Living Systems
Biophysics, Bioimaging

Biomolecules are nanometer-sized molecular machines working in living cells. Our research goal is to elucidate the operating principle how biological molecular machines work efficiently in collaboration with water molecules.

YOSHIDA Shuhei

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Photonics Engineering Laboratory
Optical Engineering, Holography, Information Storage Engineering

We are addressing research and development on measurement, display, visualization, and information storage technologies based on holography.