GCOE Member

Member Introductions


AOKI, Takao

Education/Job Career History

  • 2005 Ph.D from Department of Applied Physics, The Univeristy of Tokyo
  • 2001-2007 Research Associate, The University of Tokyo
  • 2007-2008 PRESTO Researcher, JST, and Visiting Associate, California Institute of Technology
  • 2008-the end of March 2011, GCOE Associate Professor, Kyoto University

Research History

Exciton-exciton interaction in coherent nonlinear optical responses at exciton-resonance of direct-gap semiconductors, Continuous variable quantum information science using quadrature-squeezed light, Quantum optics using laser-cooled single atoms and optical microcavities.

Research Plan at GCOE

We are working to realize nanoscale systems where light and mater coherently interact each other and to study various quantum phenomena in such systems. In particular, by confining light in an optical cavity with very small mode volume and a very high quality factor, and selectively coupling a dipole associated with electronic transitions in matter, we enhance light-matter interaction to the extreme and observe dynamics and optical responses of systems governed by coherent interaction of light and matter. Such systems also show large optical nonlinearity even at the single-photon level and enable one to generate nonclassical state of light.


By conducting research in the culture and tradition of Kyoto University, I would like to contribute to developing a new field in the next generation of physics.