The 21st century has been called the era of light. From optical sensing (light detection and ranging: LiDAR) enabling automated driving, autonomous robots, and smartphone facial recognition, to lasers enabling smart material processing, to (thermo-)photovoltaics for use in advanced energy production, and even to quantum information processing, the roles played by light are becoming increasingly important.

Our laboratory aims to master the control of this “light” that will illuminate the 21st century. Specifically, we are developing techniques for freely controlling light with “photonic crystals” and “photonic nanostructures.” Through our research, ranging from first principles to real-world applications, we strive to contribute to the realization of many kinds of revolutionary light-based technologies, including sustainable energy, laser material processing and manufacturing, and advanced information and communication technologies, and thereby usher the world into 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.