Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University

Collaborative ResearchCOLLABORATION

Research Method

List of Research Methods

A  Collaborative Research using the Large Laser Facility -GEKKO XII and LFEX

B1      Collaborative Research using Medium Size Lasers and Computer Code

B2      Individual Collaborative Research

C  Workshop related to High Energy Density Physics

 

Details of Research Methods

A Collaborative Research using the Large Laser Facility -Gekko XII and LFEX

Research Method A is collaborative research with host researchers to promote advanced research using large laser devices (GEKKO XII and LFEX). One application is approved for each applicant.

When applying for an assignment, you can choose to apply as a general research or as an exploratory research. An exploratory research is a challenging research based on a creative idea. Exploratory research applications are selected without emphasizing research achievements, but only those that are determined to be particularly promising for future development will be selected. If you wish to apply, please select the application for exploratory research when you submit the application through the Collaborative Research Application System.

About the use of LFEX laser

Since FY2017, the GEKKO XII and the LFEX laser have been utilized for joint use and joint research. If you plan to conduct experiments with the LFEX laser, please consult with the host researcher (liaison scientist) and apply for large-scale facility usage (Research Method A) after fully understanding the special features of the facility.

About the experiment schedule

Please confirm the experiment schedule of large laser facility.

B1   Collaborative Research using medium size Lasers and computer code

Collaborative research is also designed to promote advanced research with host researchers using medium-size devices. When submitting multiple applications for Research Method B1 or B2, please indicate both the differences from the other applications in your application form. Please also fill in the necessary expenses when you submit the application through the Collaborative Research Application System (limit of 100,000 yen).

Terahertz Spectroscopy System (Contact scientist: Makoto Nakajima (Associate Professor))

Application of Terahertz waves (0.05–4THz) such as spectroscopy, sensing, imaging, and devices can be performed in the collaborative research.

We can offer the spectroscopy from terahertz region, infrared region (FT-IR), to visible region hence having the range of 350nm – 6mm (0.2meV – 3.5eV).

Target: Semiconductors, insulators, magnetic materials, biological materials, metamaterials, etc.

・THz time domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) can be performed.

・THz imaging, Polarization measurement, Temperature dependence (4K-750K), Femtosecond or Picosecond Time resolved spectroscopy with THz and optical pulses,

・High intensity THz excitation measurements such as nonlinear optic phenomena.

Please contact us (M. Nakajima) about the measurement of THz wave.

If you apply for collaborative research using this system, please contact the person in-charge in advance:

Makoto Nakajima (Associate Professor)
E-mail: nakajima-m@ile.osaka-u.ac.jp
Acceptance Research Group: Ultrabroadband Photonics (UP)

Optical property evaluation of laser systems (Contact scientist: Nobuhiko Sarukura (Professor))

Supported collaborative research themes:

    • ・Search for solid-state laser
    • ・Search for nonlinear optical materials
    • ・Search for scintillator materials
    • ・Development of new optical elements
    • ・Search for new terahertz functional materials
    • ・Development of measurement and technology in the new wavelength range

Available equipment for the research themes stated above

    • ・Vacuum ultraviolet-infrared streak camera
    • ・Titanium sapphire regenerative amplifier
    • ・Q-switched YAG laser
    • ・THz spectroscopy system
    • ・Fluorine laser        etc.

If you apply for collaborative research using this system, please contact the person in-charge in advance:

Nobuhiko Sarukura (Professor)
E-mail: sarukura-u@ile.osaka-u.ac.jp
Acceptance Research Group: Laser Advanced Material (LAM)

Terahertz (THz) wave measurement system (Contact scientist: Masayoshi Tonouchi (Professor))

​THz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) and laser THz emission spectroscopy on various materials (semiconductors, dielectric materials, oxides, organic materials, etc.) are possible in temperatures down to about 10 K

In addition to these measurements, laser terahertz emission microscopy (LTEM), time-resolved pump-probe THz imaging & spectroscopy, and broadband (~7 THz) THz-TDS measurement, etc. can also be performed. Please contact us for details.

If you apply for collaborative research using this system, please contact the person in-charge in advance:

Masayoshi Tonouchi (Professor)
E-mail: tonouchi@ile.osaka-u.ac.jp
Acceptance Research Group: TeraHertz Photonics (THP)

High-Performance Computer System (Contact scientist: Hideo Nagatomo (Associate Professor))

Supercomputers

In laser plasma researches, simulation study using supercomputers is becoming important. For example, simulations can be executed relatively easier even for problems that are experimentally challenging, so we will perform a simulation study first. Sometimes it may lead to new discoveries in the process. It is also important to predict the target design and experiment results based on the simulation before performing the experiment. Simulation study also plays an important role in the early stages of experimental research, such as improving the quality of experiment measurement.

    • NEC SX-ACE Specification
    • Main Memory: 2 TB
    • Node: 32 Nodes 4 Cores/Node
    • Performance: 8.1 TFLOPS
    • Computational Simulation Code

In order to investigate the high energy density physics generated by high power lasers, computational simulation codes have been developed. As a collaborative research base, some of the simulation codes can be used for joint collaborative research by comparing various experiments and simulation. There are radiation hydrodynamic codes and Particle-in-Cell codes for relativistic laser plasma interaction. In order to select the appropriate simulation code for each problem, specialists are available for consultation.

If you apply for collaborative research using this system, please contact the person in charge in advance:

Hideo Nagatomo (Associate Professor)
E-mail: naga@ile.osaka-u.ac.jp
Acceptance Research Group: Physics Informatics (PIF)

B2  Individual Collaborative Research

Collaborative research promotes advanced research with the host researcher using equipment other than those mentioned above. It is desirable to develop into Research Methods A and B1. When submitting multiple applications for Research Method B1 or B2, please indicate both the differences from the other applications in your application form. Please also fill in the necessary expenses when you submit the application through the Collaborative Research Application System (limit of 100,000 yen).

C   Workshop related to High Energy Density Physics

To hold a study group to link research development in the field of laser energy science, please indicate the necessary expenses when you submit the application through the Collaborative Research Application System (limit of 100,000 yen).

 

■ STEP1 Research Field

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