OPN Talks with Susumu Noda

Angela Stark

Our conversation with Susumu Noda, photonic crystal connoisseur and CLEO:2011 science & innovations speaker.



Susumu Noda of Kyoto University is known throughout the optics community for his pioneering work on photonic crystals and photonic crystal devices. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Kyoto University, in 1982, 1984 and 1991, respectively, all in electronics. From 1984 to 1988, Noda worked on distributed feedback (DFB) lasers with 1-D periodic refractive index distribution and crystal growth technology at Mitsubishi Electric. Afterward, he joined Kyoto University as an assistant professor, and he became a full professor in 2000. His research focuses on general photonics and optoelectronics, including ultrafast nonlinear optical phenomena and optoelectronic materials and devices. His work on photonic crystals with 2-D and 3-D periodic refractive distribution began in the 1990s as an extension of his previous work on DFB lasers at Mitsubishi.

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