Centers & Labs

RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics

Advanced Photonics Technology Development Group

Group Director: Satoshi Wada (Ph.D.)
Satoshi  Wada(Ph.D.)

Advanced optical technology and quantum beam technology are in high demand in social programs such as agriculture, remote sensing for the measurement of the global environment, medical applications in Japan’s aging society, and new low-carbon energies, as well as in basic sciences, such as quantum physics, space science, biology, and solid-state physics. In particular, to achieve breakthroughs and innovation in the industry, and solve the social problems that Japan is facing, there is an urgent need to establish technologies based on optics, light sources, light detection technologies, and quantum beams. Our Group is developing the on-demand light sources and laser driven quantum generation and control technologies (Photonics Control Technology Team), compact neutron beam sources, and their applications (Neutron Beam Technology Team), and ultraprecise optics fabrication technology for optical and quantum systems (Ultrahigh Precision Optics Technology Team). Our group also supports research at RIKEN on engineering and manufacturing (Advanced Manufacturing Support Team).

Main Research Field


Related Research Fields

Mathematical and physical sciences / Biology / Agricultural sciences / Medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy


  • Particle control and measurement
  • Medical and agricultural measurement
  • Trace gas measurement
  • Natural energy
  • Space applications


Contact information

Laser Science Laboratory, 116
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan

Email: aptd-info [at]