We are aiming to create a new paradigm at the ICT frontier by uniting various research fields.
- Press Release（Nov.20,2020)
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Quantum ICT Advanced Development Center
Our center 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.
Device Advanced Development Center
Green ICT Device Advanced Development Center
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 Advanced Development Center is pioneering research and development (R&D) that targets electrical devices with new functionalities and unprecedented performance by exploiting the properties of novel oxide and nitride semiconductors.
DUV ICT Device Advanced Development Center
DUV ICT Device Advanced Development Center 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.
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.
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.
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.
Nano-scale Functional Assembly Project
Advances in optical communications systems and application to short-range data communication have led to a demand for small, ultra-fast, light control devices with low power consumption.
Applied Low-Dimensional Materials Project
Low-dimensional materials, such as membrane proteins of biomaterials, atomic thin films, and ordered molecular structures at interfaces, have various unique properties and functions.
Superconductive Device Project
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.
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.
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.
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.