Advanced ICT
Research Institute

We are aiming to create a new paradigm at the ICT frontier by uniting various research fields.

Superconductive ICT Device Laboratory
 Superconductive ICT Device Laboratory

Superconductive ICT Device Laboratory

We have developed an ultrasensitive single-photon detector, a THz detector, and an integrated circuit operating at ultra-low power by using superconducting phenomena. Our unique research approach employs a niobium-nitride (NbN) superconductor, which has a higher superconducting transition temperature than the conventional niobium (Nb) superconductor, allowing higher operating temperatures and frequencies.

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Nano-scale Functional Assembly ICT Laboratory
Nano-scale Functional Assembly ICT Laboratory

Nano-scale Functional Assembly ICT Laboratory

In information and communication networks, which are the infrastructure of industry and society, high speed and large capacity are required at all scales from long-distance communication to short-distance optical interconnection.

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DUV ICT Device Laboratory
DUV ICT Device Laboratory

DUV ICT Device Laboratory

DUV ICT Device Laboratory is conducting R&D on deep-ultraviolet ICT devices with the aim of dramatically expanding the optical wavelength bands available for information and communications, as well as creating innovative optical ICT applications such as solar-blind optical communications that goes beyond the framework of existing visible and infrared optical communication technologies.

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Bio-ICT Laboratory
Protein Biophysics Project
Protein Biophysics Project

Bio-ICT Laboratory
Protein Biophysics Project

The Protein Biophysics Project is conducting research and development activities that will lead to new concepts for information and communication technologies by learning from biological systems.

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Bio-ICT Laboratory
Cell Biology Project
Cell Biology Project

Bio-ICT Laboratory
Cell Biology Project

We are exploring a new ICT paradigm based on the information and communications of living cells by carrying out investigations in the following three areas.

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Neuro-ICT Laboratorya
Neuro-network Evolution Project
Neuro-network Evolution Project

Neuro-ICT Laboratorya
Neuro-network Evolution Project

This new project launched in April 2018, aiming to unveil hitherto unexplored neural mechanisms underlying instinctive behavior of the fruit fly Drosophila, an outstanding model organism in genetic studies: the discovery of novel principles for controlling behavior will potentially pave the way to the creation of a solid substrate for innovating future ICT technologies.

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Neuro-ICT Laboratorya
Memory Neurobiology Project
Memory Neurobiology Project

Neuro-ICT Laboratorya
Memory Neurobiology Project

The Memory Neurobiology Project is making Collaborators to establish basic mechanisms of memory using a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) as a model animal, which allows us to perform genetic analysis at the single cell level.

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Quantum ICT Laboratory
Quantum ICT Laboratory

Quantum ICT Laboratory

Our laboratory has two main R&D projects. One is the development of quantum photonic network technology, which includes quantum key distribution networks for realization of secure encryption in the future and free-space quantum optical communication enabling to choose the optimal balance between transmission efficiency and security for various applications.

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Quantum ICT Laboratory
Macroscopic Quantum Physics Project
Macroscopic Quantum Physics Research Project

Quantum ICT Laboratory
Macroscopic Quantum Physics Project

We have discovered qualitatively new states of a superconducting artificial atom dressed with virtual photons. We used a micro-fabricated superconducting harmonic oscillator and an artificial atom (quantum bit: qubit), which has electronic states that follow quantum mechanics like a natural atom.

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Green ICT Device Laboratory
Green ICT Device Laboratory

Green ICT Device Laboratory

With the mission of realizing an energy-efficient society and promoting widespread utilization of environmentally friendly information and communication technologies (ICT), the Green ICT Device Laboratory is pioneering research and development (R&D) that targets electrical devices with new functionalities and unprecedented performance by exploiting material properties of novel oxide semiconductors.
 We currently focus on R&D of transistors and diodes based on a new semiconductor material - gallium oxide (Ga2O3 ).

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Terahertz ICT Device Laboratory
Terahertz Wave Electronics Project
Terahertz Wave Electronics Project

Terahertz ICT Device Laboratory
Terahertz Wave Electronics Project

With the aim of developing 100-Gbps wireless communication systems using terahertz waves, the project is involved in research on electronic devices suitable for terahertz frequencies and measurement technology to evaluate such terahertz devices.

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Terahertz ICT Device Laboratory
Terahertz Wave Photonics Project
Terahertz Wave Photonics Project

Terahertz ICT Device Laboratory
Terahertz Wave Photonics Project

The terahertz wave photonics project has the aim of developing key device technologies, such as signal sources and detectors, which are expected to be employed in 100 Gbps-class wireless communication systems and high-precision measurement systems working in the terahertz frequency and (sub-)millimeter wavelength regions.

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