Micro Device Engineering
Iwamoto - Tixier-Mita Laboratory
Photonic nanostructures and topological wave engineerings
Photonic crystals are artificial optical materials possessing a wavelength-scale periodic structure in refractive index. Novel optical functionalities and unique optical phenomena can be realized using photonic crystals. Our research focuses on the control of light and light-matter interactions by using photonic nanostructures including photonic crystals, especially, aiming at the development of novel light-emitting devices and quantum optical devices. We are also interested in the generation of unconventional optical beams, such as optical vortexes and Poincare beams, utilizing photonic nanostructures and in their applications. Moreover, we are exploring topological wave engineering aiming at realizing novel control of light, sound, and elastic waves using the concept of topology. We expect the unique features will lead breakthroughs of the device technologies in various fields.
Integrated sensors array for biological material investigation
Development of micro-sensors for bio-medical instruments is a hot topic nowadays to push forward the limits of disease investigation. We are developing novel bio-electronics systems based on the MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) and the TFT (Thin Film Transistor) technologies, for two areas of application.
1) Investigation on living electrogenic (neuromuscular or heart) cell tissue cultivated on the surface of electronics, to model and study intractable disease, such as ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Scleosis).
2) Development of array bio-sensors to propose DNA-chip or protein-chip like devices with an electrical label-free measurement approach.
Specialized field：Quantum Nanophotonics, Topological Wave Engineering
Specialized field：Nanomechatronics, Bio MEMS