Since the first proposal of the quantum box (quantum dot) by Arakawa and Sakaki in 1982, we have investigated quantum nanostructures and devices for future telecommunications applications. Our major subjects include: development of semiconductor nanostructures such as quantum dots and photonic crystals, study of novel physics in nanostructures, and development of nano-photonic and quantum information devices. We are also studying fundamental devices for green electronics, such as solar cells and organic semiconductor devices. Currently, we are undertaking a large national project, “Center of Excellence for Nano Quantum Information Electronics,” which is aiming for realizing the future information society by developing novel devices based on quantum physics (2006-2015, a total of about JPY 6.2 billion). Also, we are pioneering basic research on future LSI-photonics fusion technologies in the framework of Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (2009-2013, a total of about JPY 4.5 billion).

Professor, Dr. Yasuhiko ARAKAWA
Director of Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics
Director of Nanoelectronics Collaborative Research Center
4-6-1, Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-8505, Japan
Tel. 03-5452-6245 Fax. 03-5452-6246
e-mail: arakawa[at]