Osaka University’s Photonics Advanced Research Center: Japan’s Optical Gem

Hiroshi Iwasaki and Satoshi Kawata

The Photonics Advanced Research Center (PARC) at Osaka University in Japan has emerged as a leading scientific and industrial research center for photonics in Japan. A PARC program manager and the center’s director describe how PARC is enabling Japanese scientists and engineers—in collaboration with others around the world—to lead a photonic revolution in the 21st century.


imageUniversal optical test bench at the University of Calcutta.

Historically, Osaka University has been a mecca for the optical sciences in Japan. It is the professional home to the greatest number of optical researchers in the country, and they represent all subfields—including spectroscopy, photochemistry, bio-optics and more. Many scientists and engineers at Japan’s world-famous optics companies were trained at Osaka.

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