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RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics Innovative Photon Manipulation Research Team

Team Leader: Takuo Tanaka (D.Eng.)

Research Summary

Takuo  Tanaka(D.Eng.)

Innovative Photon Manipulation Research Team intensively studies on the photon manipulation technology using knowledge and experiences obtained from the researches on light interaction with sub-wavelength fine structures. New photon manipulation technology will be applied for three-dimensional nanofabrication systems, high sensitive single molecular sensing and detection devices, and next generation ultrahigh capacity optical data storages.

Main Research Fields

  • Engineering

Related Research Fields

  • Complex Systems
  • Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering


  • Metamaterials
  • Plasmonics
  • Nanophotonics
  • Applied Optics

Selected Publications

  • 1.Mudachathi, R. and Tanaka, T.:
    "Up Scalable Full Colour Plasmonic Pixels with Controllable Hue, Brightness and Saturation"
    Sci. Rep. 7, 1199 (2017).
  • 2.Chen, Y-H, Chen, C-C, Ishikawa, A., Shiao, M-H, Lin, Y-S, Hsiao, C-N, Chiang, H-P, and Tanaka, T.:
    "Interplay of mutual electric and magnetic couplings between three-dimensional split-ring resonators"
    Opt. Express 25, 3, pp. 2909-2917 (DOI: 10.1364/OE.25.002909 ) (2017).
  • 3.Yokota, Y., Ueno, K., Misawa, H., and Tanaka, T.:
    "Spectroscopic Properties of Gold Curvilinear Nanorod Arrays"
    Photonics 3, p.18 (2016).
  • 4.Chen, C.-C., Ishikawa, A., Tang, Y.-H., Shiao, M.-H., Tsai, D. P., and Tanaka, T.:
    "Uniaxial-isotropic Metamaterials by Three-dimensional Split-Ring Resonators"
    Adv. Opt. Mater. 3, pp. 44-48 (2015)
  • 5.Ishikawa, A., and Tanaka, T.:
    "Plasmon Hybridization in Graphene Metamaterials"
    Applied Physics Letters 102, 253110 (2013).
  • 6.W-Tamaki, R., Ishikawa, A., Tanaka, T., Zako, T., and Maeda, M. :
    "DNA-Templating Mass Production of Gold Trimer Rings for Optical Metamaterials"
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116, pp. 15028-15033 (2012)
  • 7.Cao, Y., Takeyasu, N., Tanaka, T., Duan, X-M., and Kawata, S. :
    "3D Metallic Nano-Structure Fabrication By Surfactant-Assisted Multi-Photon-Induced Reduction"
    Small 5, pp. 1144-1148 (2009)
  • 8.Ishikawa, A., Tanaka, T., and Kawata, S.:
    "Magnetic Excitation of Magnetic Resonance in Metamaterials at Far-Infrared Frequencies"
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 113118 (2007)
  • 9.Tanaka, T., Ishikawa, A., and Kawata, S.:
    "Two-photon-induced reduction of metal ions for fabricating three-dimensional electrically conductive metallic microstructure"
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 81107 (2006)
  • 10.Ishikawa, A., Tanaka, T., and Kawata, S.:
    "Negative Magnetic Permeability in the Visible Light Region"
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 237401 (2005)

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Lab Members

Principal investigator

Takuo Tanaka
Team Leader

Core members

Norihiko Hayazawa
Senior Research Scientist
Cheng-Hung Chu
Postdoctoral Researcher
Bikas Ranjan
Postdoctoral Researcher
Maria Herminia Marallag Balgos
Postdoctoral Researcher
Maria Vanessa Balois
Special Postdoctoral Researcher
Shun Hashiyada
Special Postdoctoral Researcher
Takeshi Yamaguchi
Technical Staff I
Yuto Moritake
Visiting Scientist
Cherrie May Mogueis Olaya
International Program Associate

Contact Information

Cooperation Center,
2-1 Hirosawa,
Wako, Saitama
351-0198, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)48-467-9341
Fax: +81-(0)48-467-9441
Email: t-tanaka [at] riken.jp