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2019/4/1~ 社会連携研究部門 Project Professor 平等教授

TAIRA, Takunori

TEL: 0564-55-7346
FAX: 0564-53-5727
Mail: taira_at_ims.ac.jp (Please replace the "_at_" with @ )
Affiliation laboratory:
Location: Myoudaiji, Main Office Bldg. Room117


Division of Research Innovation and Collaboration


1983 B.A. Fukui University, Fukui, Japan.
1985 M.Sc. Fukui University, Fukui, Japan.
1996 Ph.D. Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
1985–1989 Researcher: LSI Research and Development Laboratory, Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Itami, Japan.
1989–1998 Research Associate: Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronical Engineering, Fukui University, Fukui, Japan.
1993–1994 Visiting Researcher: Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, California, under a research grand of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.
1998–2018.9 Associate Professor: National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Institute for Molecular Science, Laser Research Center for Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan. 1999-2018.9 Associate Professor: The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Okazaki, Japan.
2006 Invited Professor, Pierre & Marie Curie University (Paris VI), Paris, France.
2007-2014 Invited Professor, Toyohashi University of Technology, Aichi, Japan.
2011 Invited Professor, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France.
2013 Invited Professor, ENSCP - Chimie ParisTech, Paris, France.
2017-2018.9 Associate Professor, Center for Mesoscopic Sciences
2018.10- Group Director, RIKEN SPring-8 Center
2018.10-2019.3 Professor, Institute for Molecular Science (additional post)
2019.4- Project Professor, Division of Research Innovation and Collaboration


Award from Government
- 2004 Commendation by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Persons of Scientific and Technological Research Merits.
Award from Local Self-Government
- 1999 Research Promotion Award, Miyagi Science and Technology Promotion Fund, Miyagi, Japan.
Awards from Society
- 1999 Medal for Review Paper, The Laser Society of Japan, Osaka, Japan.
- 2001 The Promotion Award of Meta-Structure Photographs, The Japan Institute of Metals, Sendai, Japan.
- 2002 The Technology Development Award, Japan Fine Ceramics Association, Tokyo, Japan.
- 2005 Laser Research Development Award, the Laser Society of Japan, Osaka, Japan.
- 2008 The 24th Kenjiro Sakurai Memorial Prize, The Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association (OITDA), Tokyo, Japan.
- 2010 Medal for Review Paper, Original Category, The Laser Society of Japan, Osaka, Japan. 
- 2013 Laser Research Development Award, the Laser Society of Japan, Osaka, Japan.
Awards from Company
- 2009 Patent Award 2009 (US Patent: US7106496 "Element for wavelength conversion and/or optical computing"), Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.
Overseas Award
- 2010 OSA Fellow Award, The Optical Society (OSA), Washington D.C., USA.
- 2012 SPIE Fellow Award, The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), WA, USA.
- 2014 IEEE Fellow Award, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), NJ, USA.

Main research themes

Micro Solid-State Photonics
kewords Solid-State Lasers, Nonlinear Optics, Micro Solid-State Photonics
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Selected Publications

  1. T. Taira, A. Mukai, Y. Nozawa and T. Kobayashi, Opt. Lett. 16, 1955-1957 (1991).
  2. 平等拓範, 日本学術振興会 光エレクトロニクス第130委員会編「光エレクトロニクスとその応用」オーム社, pp. 177-189, pp. 189-222, pp. 247-266, pp. 289-314, pp. 422-442 (2011.5): レーザー学会編「先端固体レーザー」オーム社, pp. 33-96, pp. 97-147 (2011.12).
  3. T. Taira, J. Saikawa, T. Kobayashi and R. L. Byer, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electrons 3, 100-104 (1997).
  4. T. Taira, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 798-809 (2007). INVITED
  5. T. Taira, [INVITED], Opt. Mater. Express 1, pp. 1040-1050 (2011) : D. G. Rowe,“ OUT OF THE LAB: Lasers for engine ignition,” Nature photonics 2, 515-517 (2008): OSA News Release <http://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/
    newsroom/news_releases/2011/lasersparksrevolution/>,BBC News <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/scienceenvironment-13160950>.
  6. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Half-joule output optical-parametric oscillation by using 10-mm-thick periodically poled Mg-doped congruent LiNbO3," Opt. Express vol. 20, no.18, pp. 20002-20010 (2012).
  7. M. Miyazaki, J. Saikawa, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, and M. Fujii, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, pp. 6098-6106 (2009).
  8. S. Hayashi, K. Nawata, T. Taira, J. Shikata, K. Kawase, and H. Minamide, “Ultrabright continuously tunable terahertz-wave generation at room temperature,” Scientific Reports 4:5045 (2014). DOI: 10. 1038 / srep 05045.
  9. T. Taira, T. Y. Fan, and G. Huber, “ Introduction to the Issue of Solid-State Lasers” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21, 0200303 (2015).