ツルギフォトニクス財団  (Tsurugi-Photonics Foundation)

                                                                                   Japanese

 

Greetings on the occasion of the establishment of the Foundation

In the area of semiconductor lasers in Japan, a range of R&D projects are being carried out on a continuous basis by researchers who are willing to take up new challenges of innovation. Some of the projects are achieving promising results by applying the latest technology to the conventional themes and ideas with the high potential to flourish as value-added applications in the future.

On the other hand, the overall shrinking research spending in the semiconductor laser sector compared with the past is undermining the broad-based technology development in Japan to maintain a global competitive edge. To address this problem, there is a growing trend towards implementing the integrated and collaborative initiatives aimed at establishing a national level system to secure budget and promote national projects, involving the relevant parties including universities, public research institutes and private companies.

Under the circumstances, for the continuous development of the semiconductor lasers and related device sectors, it is essential to build a versatile research infrastructure applicable both to basic research and business applications on a continuous basis.

That is why I have intended to establish a foundation with the goal of revitalizing the semiconductor laser research activities, raising the technology level, facilitating communication with people involved in the promotion of laser-related technologies in Japan and providing opportunities for meaningful collaboration.

 

                                               Yuichi Tohmori President   

                 

                                    

Career

   In 1981, 83, 86, he received bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees in Physical 

   Electronics from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo Japan, respectively.

   In 1983, he joined the Prof. Suematsu Laboratory, after completing the master’s 

   course.

   In 1986, he received his Ph. D from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

   In 1986, he joined the Electrical Communication Laboratory of NTT.

   From 1989 to1990, he was a Guest Scientist of Univ. of Colorado in U.S.A.

   From 1997, he was a Senior Research Engineer, Supervisor of NTT Photonics

   Laboratories.

   From 1999, he was a Group Leader in NTT Photonics Laboratories.

   From 2005, he was a Director of Planning Department in NEL.

   From 2007, he was an Executive Manager in NTT Photonics Laboratories.

   From 2009, he was a Director of Technology Development Center of NEL.

   In April 1, 2015, he established Tsurugi-Photonics Foundation.

   He is a president of Tsurugi-Photonics Foundation.

   He is a Fellow of IEEE, and IEICE JAPAN, and is a member of JSAP.

 

 

 

 

 

Philosophy of the Foundation

The philosophy of this foundation is to contribute to the revitalization of the semiconductor laser technologies in Japan, improvement and development of technologies and the strengthening of collaboration in the semiconductor laser industries by conducting various businesses regarding the semiconductor laser technologies and their related technologies.

 

 

 

 

The principal businesses of the foundation

(1) Financial support to individuals or organizations contributing to the development of

      the semiconductor laser-related technologies, etc.


(2)
Financial support and management support to the international conferences,

      domestic conferences and research workshops regarding the semiconductor laser-

      related technologies held in Japan


(3)
Research and study businesses regarding the semiconductor laser technologies 

      required for the promotion of the businesses mentioned above in (1) and (2)


(4)
Business to host and provide a forum as a place to share and discuss the reports,

      information and knowledge obtained from the business activities mentioned above

      in (1), (2) and (3).


(5)
Research consulting businesses on the semiconductor laser-related technologies, etc.

 

 

 

 

Organization

 

Name

  Tsurugi-Photonics Foundation

Address

  4-10-3-W2709, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi,

  Kanagawa 220-0012 JAPAN

Date established

  2015/ 04/ 01 

Representative

   Yuichi Tohmori, President

Officers

 Directors

   Shigehisa Arai        (Tokyo Institute of Technology,  Professor)*

   Katsuyuki Utaka     (Waseda University, Professor)*

   Katsumi Kishino     (Sophia University,  Professor)*

   Fumio Koyama       (Tokyo Institute of Technology,  Professor)*

   Mami Tohmori

Auditors

   Ikuo Mito       (Former president of NEC Yamanashi Co., Ltd.)*

 Yuzo Yoshikuni      (Kitasato University,  Professor )*      

                                                                       (*part-time)

Councilors

   Masahiro Asada     (Tokyo Institute of Technology,  Professor)*

   Hiroyuki Uenohara   (Tokyo Institute of Technology,  Professor)*

   Akihiko Kasukawa   (Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Fellow)*

   Kazutoshi Koto          (Kyushu University, Professor)* 

   Kiichi Hamamoto         (Kyushu University, Professor)* 

   Tomoyuki Miyamoto 

            (Tokyo Institute of Technology,  Associate Professor)*

   Hiroshi Yasaka                (Tohoku  University, Professor)*  

                                                                       (*part-time)

Selection 

Committee

Members 

   Yuichi Tohmori

   Shigehisa Arai       (Tokyo Institute of Technology,  Professor)* 

   Katsuyuki Utaka    (Waseda University, Professor)*

   Katsumi Kishino    (Sophia University,  Professor)*

   Fumio Koyama      (Tokyo Institute of Technology,  Professor)*

   Mami Tohmori

                                                                      * part-time)