Prof. Takunori Taira
Group Director of RIKEN, Professor of IMS at Institute for Molecular Science (IMS),
SPIE Involvement:
Fellow status | Conference Program Committee | Symposium Committee | Conference Chair | Author | Editor
Area of Expertise:
micro solid-state photonics , solid-state lasers , nonlinear optics , laser ceramics , spectroscopy , laser ignition
Profile Summary

Takunori Taira (M’93) was born in Fukui, Japan, in 1960. He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in electrical engineering from Fukui University, Fukui, Japan, in 1983 and 1985, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in communication engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1996. From 1989 to 1998, he was a Research Associate at Fukui University, a Visiting Researcher at Stanford University, during 1993 to 1994. He is currently an Associate Professor with the National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), Okazaki, Japan, and an Invited Professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI), Paris, France, in 2006, and Universite Joseph Fourier, France, in 2011.
Prof. Taira was a member of the Program Committee of Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP) OSA from 2005 to 2009 (Program Chair of ASSP 2008, General Chair of ASSP 2009), while serving as a member of the CLEO Subcommittee #4, of Application Nonlinear Optics (2006-2008), Program Committee of Nonlinear Optics (NLO) on OSA from 2006 to 2011 (Program Chair of NLO 2009, General Chair of NLO 2011), the board of Associate Editors for Optical Materials (OPTMAT), ELSEVIER, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and the board of Senior Associate Editors of the Journal of Optical Materials Express, Optical Society of America (OSA), Washington D.C., USA. He received the “2004 Commendation” Award of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan, for scientific and technological research merits (Japan) in 2004, “OSA Fellow” in 2010 (USA), “IEEE Senior Member” in 2011 (USA), "SPIE Fellow" in 2012 (USA), and "IEEE Fellow" in 2014 (USA)..
Publications (33)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 15, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10516, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVII
KEYWORDS: Near infrared, Lithium niobate, Optical amplifiers, Crystals, X-rays, X-ray sources, Terahertz radiation, Nonlinear crystals, Free electron lasers, Absorption

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 17, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10082, Solid State Lasers XXVI: Technology and Devices
KEYWORDS: Q switching, Crystals, Laser development, Nd:YAG lasers, Sapphire, Picosecond phenomena, Laser crystals, Neodymium, Heatsinks, Laser bonding

SPIE Conference Volume | August 16, 2016

Proc. SPIE. 9893, Laser Sources and Applications III
KEYWORDS: Refractive index, Oscillators, Quartz, Crystals, Ceramics, Ions, Laser development, Doping, Laser resonators, Phonons, YAG lasers, Optical pumping, Thermal modeling

Proc. SPIE. 9730, Components and Packaging for Laser Systems II
KEYWORDS: Crystals, Laser processing, Nd:YAG lasers, Semiconductor lasers, Laser ablation, Transistors, YAG lasers, Laser crystals, Nonlinear crystals, Pulsed laser operation

SPIE Journal Paper | September 17, 2015
OE Vol. 54 Issue 09
KEYWORDS: YAG lasers, Q switched lasers, Semiconductor lasers, Nd:YAG lasers, Diodes, Samarium, Cladding, Neodymium, Picosecond phenomena, Chromium

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Conference Committee Involvement (16)
Components and Packaging for Laser Systems V
4 February 2019 | San Francisco, California, United States
Pacific Rim Laser Damage 2018: Optical Materials for High-Power Lasers
24 April 2018 | Yokohama, Japan
Components and Packaging for Laser Systems IV
30 January 2018 | San Francisco, California, United States
Pacific-Rim Laser Damage
21 May 2017 | Shanghai, China
Pacific Rim Laser Damage 2017: Optical Materials for High Power Lasers
21 May 2017 | Shanghai, China
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