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TAIRA, Takunori

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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.
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.
- 2019 OSA, SPIE, IEEE, IAPLE, and LSJ Fellow
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, et al., Opt. Lett. 16 (24) 1955 (1991).
  2. T. Taira, et al., IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3 (1) 100 (1997).
  3. T. Taira, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13 (3) 798 (2007).
  4. T. Taira, Opt. Mater. Express 1 (5) 1040 (2011).
  5. Y. Sato, et al., Scientific Reports 7, 10732 (2017).
  6. H. Sakai, et al., Opt. Express 16 (24) 19891 (2008).
  7. M. Tsunekane, et al., IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46 (2) 277 (2010).
  8. T. Taira, et al., The 1st Laser Ignition Conference ’13, OPIC ’13, Yokohama, April 23-26, LIC3-1 (2013).
  9. R. Bhandari, et al., Opt. Express 21 (23) 28849 (2013).
  10. M. Miyazaki, et al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 6098 (2009).
  11. S. Hayashi, et al., Scientific Reports 4, 5045 (2014).
  12. S.W. Jolly, et al., Nature Commun. 10 (2591), 1 (2019).
  13. L. Zheng, et al., Opt. Mater. Express 7 (9), 3214 (2017).
  14. H. Ishizuki, et al., Opt. Mater. Express 8 (5), 1259 (2018).
  15. N.H. Matlis, et al., Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research A, 909, 27 (2018).