The 21th century has been called the age of photonic and quantum technology. In this new age, photonic and quantum phenomena are combined to enable a wide range of increasingly important technologies, including light detection and ranging (LiDAR) for autonomous automobiles and robots and smartphone facial recognition, high-power lasers for smart material processing, advanced (thermal) photovoltaics, and even quantum information processing.

At our laboratory, we aim to harness the power of photonic and quantum phenomena for this new age through the development of “photonic crystals” and “photonic nanostructures.” From fundamental physics to real-world applications, we are implementing various innovative photonic and quantum technologies and are applying these technologies in fields of energy, environmental science, light-based manufacturing, and advanced information and telecommunications. Through these efforts, we are aiming to contribute to the realization of the “super-smart society,” Society 5.0 (proposed by the Japanese government as a future society).

What's New

  • 2017/ 8/ 2 M. Yoshida received the Best Student Paper Award at CLEO-PR.
  • 2016/ 9/ 14 R. Konoike, M. Nakadai, Y. Tanaka, T. Asano, and S. Noda received the Poster Award at the 77th JSAP Autumn Meeting.
  • 2011/ 10/ 7 K. Ishizaki received the Best Poster Award at the Science Council of Japan Public Symposium.
  • 2011/ 5/ 4 Prof. Noda gave a plenary talk at CLEO/IQEC 2011.
  • 2011/ 4/ 1 “Recent Progress in Photonic Nanostructures” was published by CMC Books.
  • 2010/ 4/12 Noda Lab held a student-welcoming party for the 2010 academic year.
  • 2010/ 4/ 9 K. Kitamura received the Best Poster Award at the Science Council of Japan Public Symposium.
  • 2010/ 4/ 2 Noda Lab’s annual cherry-blossom-viewing party was held.
  • 2010/ 2/23 ~ 2/24 Students M. Yamaguchi, Y. Liang, and D. Kang participated in a joint seminar at California Institute of Technology
  • 2010/ 2/19 ~ 2/23 Noda Lab ski trip in Furano, Hokkaido.
  • 2010/ 2/17 Noda Lab held a farewell party for the 2009 academic year.
  • 2010/ 2 “Recent developments of photonic crystal technology” was published in the March issue of Engineering Materials.
  • 2009/ 11 An article on “Photonic crystal surface-emitting lasers” was published in the November issue of O_PLUS_E.
  • 2009/ 11/29 A column on Prof. S. Noda was printed in the Yomiuri Shimbun.
  • 2009/ 10 K. Ishizaki received the IEEE Photonics Society 2009 Best Student Paper Award.
  • 2009/ 9 “Novel beam patterns from Photonic-Crystal Surface-Emitting Laser” was published in Laser Review.
  • 2009/ 9 A paper by Y. Takahashi was highlighted in the OSA Spotlight on Optics.
  • 2009/ 9/09 M. Yamaguchi received the Young Scientist Presentation Award at the 79th JSAP Autumn Meeting.
  • 2009/ 6/26 A lab BBQ was held at Matsuo Bridge.
  • 2009/ 6 M. Yamaguchi received the Best Student Paper Award at JSAP Conference (Toyama 2009).
  • 2009/ 3/30 K. Takahashi received the Young Scientist Presentation Award at the 69th JSAP Autumn Meeting.