picture Kenta Takata, Ph.D.
NTT Nanophotonics Center
Photonic Nanostructure Research Group,
Optical Science Laboratories,

NTT Basic Research Laboratories

Make it simple, elegant and practical!


- I'm going to attend PIERS 2018 (2018.3.8).
- I'm going to attend CLEO 2018 (2018.3.6).
- Gave a poster talk at a CREST meeting (2017.12.21).
- Served as a tutor of NTT-BRL School.
  Thank all the students for visiting us! (2017.11.17).
- Submitted a preprint (2017.10.25).
- Gave two talks in a JSAP meeting (2017.9.8).
- Awarded by the Japanese Society of Applied Physics (2017.9.5).
- Gave a talk in ICO-24 (2017.8.24).
- Published a paper in Physical Review Applied (2017.5.26).
- A presentation was featured in Nature Photonics (2017.4.28).
- Published a paper in APL Photonics (2017.3.24).
- Gave a talk in a JSAP meeting (2017.3.15).

Email address

e-mail address

I always look for:

  • Mentors and teachers, who I can contribute to
  • Friends and collaborators, who I can discuss and tackle exciting work with

Research field

Nanophotonics, Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Optics, Semiconductor Physics

Research project

My interest is to explore the intersection of future applications of advanced photonic crystal devices and novel concepts of basic photonic research, covering PT-symmetric optics (photonic exceptional points), topological photonics and coherent optical information processing circuits.


Presentation (as talker)

International conference

Domestic conference (Japanese)


Other homepages (including whole publication list)

Association memberships

  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP)
  • The Physical Society of Japan (JPS)

Academic and professional experience

  • Researcher, NTT Basic Research Laboratories  (2015.4 -)
  • Research Fellow (DC1), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
    (2012.4 - 2015.3)
  • Visiting Student Researcher, Stanford University
    (2013.4 - 2013.9, 2010.10 - 2010.11)
  • Research Assistant, National Institute of Informatics  (2010.4 - 2012.10)
  • Participating Student, National Institute of Informatics  (2012.11 - 2015.3)
  • Intern, RIKEN  (2013.11 - 2015.3)

Refereeing activity

in Nature Photonics, Physical Review Letters, Scientific Reports, Physical Review B, Applied Physics Express, Journal of Modern Optics, AIP Advances


Ph.D. course (2010.4 - 2015.3)

Department of Information and Communication Engineering,
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology,
University of Tokyo

PI: Prof. Yoshihisa Yamamoto (JST Program Manager, Stanford University, National Institute of Informatics)

Undergraduate course (2009.4 - 2010.3)

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
School of Engineering,
University of Tokyo

PI: Prof. Masaaki Tanaka and Prof. Shinobu Ohya (University of Tokyo)

Thesis: "Resonant tunneling spectroscopy on III-V ferromagnetic semiconductor GaMnAs surface layer" (Japanese)

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