The Quantum Dot Lab (Arakawa-Arita-Ohta Lab) is part of the Quantum Innovation Co-Creation Center (QIC), and works in collaboration with the University of Tokyo’s corporate laboratories (Sharp Lab, NEC Lab, Hitachi Lab, Fujitsu Lab, QDL Lab, PETRA Lab). The lab has 15 members, including project lecturer Jinkwan Kwoen, who are actively engaged in research.

Nanotechnology”, the realization of nanostructures such as artificial atoms and molecules, has made remarkable progress so far. In the Quantum Dot Laboratory, we are developing crystal growth and processing technologies for semiconductor nanostructures such as quantum dots and photonic crystals, exploring physical properties and the physics of cavity electrodynamics by controlling the quantum state of electrons and photons, exploring nanophotonic devices and quantum information devices with quantum dot lasers at their core, and focusing on photonics electronics convergence technologies. Our research and development activities are focused on the following areas The Quantum Dot Lab is currently supported by the following three major R&D projects, as well as by joint research funding and endowments from the private sector. These projects are

1)The Grant-in-Aid for Specially Promoted Research Project from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT), “Exploration of Solid-State Quantum Electrodynamics in Quantum Dot-Nanocavity Multiple Quantum Coupled Systems and Creation of New Nano Light Source” (Project Leader: Yasuhiko Arakawa)

2)Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) / New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Future Pioneering Project “Integrated Photonics-Electronics Convergence System Technology” (Project Leader: Yasuhiko Arakawa)

3) NEDO research and development project “Development of Advanced Laser Processing with Intelligence Based on High-Brightness and High-Efficiency Next-Generation Laser Technologies (in charge of research and development of high-efficiency, high-power quantum dot lasers)” (project leader: Yasuhiko Arakawa)

The above research is being carried out in close collaboration with the Iwamoto and Holmes laboratories at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. The Quantum Dot Lab is always looking for highly motivated researchers to join our team.

4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
Tel. 03-5452-6245
Fax. 03-5452-6246
e-mail: arakawa[at]
Yasuhiko Arakawa