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RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics (RAP)

Katsumi  Midorikawa Director: Katsumi Midorikawa (D.Eng.)

The RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics (RAP) is helping to realize the dream of making the invisible visible by pushing the possibilities of light to the extreme. Attosecond lasers will make it possible to see the motion of electrons, super-resolution microscopes are making the nanoworld visible, metamaterials are allowing us to manipulate the spectrum and terahertz light will open up new undreamt of technologies. The work of the RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics focuses not simply on making discoveries that are applauded by the research community, but rather on contributing to society through practical applications.

Senior Advisor / Deputy Director: Akihiko Nakano (D.Sc.)

Main Research Fields

  • Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering

Related Research Fields

  • Complex Systems
  • Mathematical & Physical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Biology


  • Attosecond science
  • Ultrafast lasers
  • Strong field physics
  • Laser processing
  • Multiphoton microscopy


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Contact Information

Cooperation Center
2-1 Hirosawa
Wako, Saitama
351-0198 Japan
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