Prof. Takunori Taira
Group Director, Professor at Institute for Molecular Science
SPIE Involvement:
Symposium Chair | Conference Program Committee | Author | Editor
Area of Expertise:
micro solid-state photonics , solid-state lasers , nonlinear optics , laser ceramics , spectroscopy , laser ignition
Profile Summary

Takunori Taira (M’93) was born in Fukui, Japan, in 1960. He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in electrical engineering from Fukui University, Fukui, Japan, in 1983 and 1985, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in communication engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1996. From 1989 to 1998, he was a Research Associate at Fukui University, a Visiting Researcher at Stanford University, during 1993 to 1994. He is currently an Associate Professor with the National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), Okazaki, Japan, and an Invited Professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI), Paris, France, in 2006, and Universite Joseph Fourier, France, in 2011.
Prof. Taira was a member of the Program Committee of Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP) OSA from 2005 to 2009 (Program Chair of ASSP 2008, General Chair of ASSP 2009), while serving as a member of the CLEO Subcommittee #4, of Application Nonlinear Optics (2006-2008), Program Committee of Nonlinear Optics (NLO) on OSA from 2006 to 2011 (Program Chair of NLO 2009, General Chair of NLO 2011), the board of Associate Editors for Optical Materials (OPTMAT), ELSEVIER, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and the board of Senior Associate Editors of the Journal of Optical Materials Express, Optical Society of America (OSA), Washington D.C., USA. He received the “2004 Commendation” Award of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan, for scientific and technological research merits (Japan) in 2004, “OSA Fellow” in 2010 (USA), “IEEE Senior Member” in 2011 (USA), "SPIE Fellow" in 2012 (USA), and "IEEE Fellow" in 2014 (USA)..
Publications (34)

Proceedings Article | 5 March 2021 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11664, Solid State Lasers XXX: Technology and Devices
KEYWORDS: Ceramics, Combustion, Semiconductor lasers, YAG lasers, Q switched lasers, Pulsed laser operation

Proceedings Article | 10 March 2020 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 11259, Solid State Lasers XXIX: Technology and Devices
KEYWORDS: Doping, Amplifiers, Computer simulations, Laser amplifiers, Beam shaping, Pulse shaping, Picosecond phenomena, Pulsed laser operation

Proceedings Article | 4 March 2019 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 10899, Components and Packaging for Laser Systems V
KEYWORDS: Thermography, Optical design, Optical amplifiers, Oscillators, Composites, Nd:YAG lasers, Optical testing, Semiconductor lasers, Thermal effects

Proceedings Article | 15 February 2018 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10516, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVII
KEYWORDS: Near infrared, Lithium niobate, Optical amplifiers, Crystals, X-rays, X-ray sources, Terahertz radiation, Nonlinear crystals, Free electron lasers, Absorption

Proceedings Article | 17 February 2017 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10082, Solid State Lasers XXVI: Technology and Devices
KEYWORDS: Q switching, Crystals, Laser development, Nd:YAG lasers, Sapphire, Picosecond phenomena, Laser crystals, Neodymium, Heatsinks, Laser bonding

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Proceedings Volume Editor (3)

SPIE Conference Volume | 18 December 2019

SPIE Conference Volume | 16 August 2016

SPIE Conference Volume | 15 May 2014

Conference Committee Involvement (22)
Components and Packaging for Laser Systems VIII
22 January 2022 | San Francisco, California, United States
Components and Packaging for Laser Systems VII
6 March 2021 | Online Only, California, United States
6 March 2021 | Online Only, United States
Components and Packaging for Laser Systems VI
3 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
1 February 2020 | San Francisco, United States
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