Yasuharu Suematsu

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Yasuharu Suematsu
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Job title
Honorary Professor
Dr. of Engineering(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Other affiliation
Kenjiro Takayanagi FoundationHoso Bunka Foundation


Honorary Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology. Adviser of Kochi University of Technology, Professor Emeritus of National Institute of Informatics. Foreign Associate of National Academy of Engineering, USA, Foreign Member of National Academy of Engineering of Korea. Chairperson of Kenjiro Takayanagi Foundation and Hoso Bunka Foundation. He realized dynamic single mode laser to accomplish high-capacity long-distance optical fiber communications. Main honors: the Order of Culture from Emperor, and the Japan Prize.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Jun 2015
Chairperso, Hoso Bunka Foundation
Jul 2011
Honorary Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
May 2010
Chairperso, Kenjiro Takayanagi Foundati
Apr 2003
Mar 2009
Chairperson, Science and Technology Council,
Apr 2001
Mar 2005
Director Gener, National Institute of Informatics
May 1997
Apr 2001
Member, Science Council of Japan
Apr 1997
Mar 2001
President, Kochi University of Technology
Apr 1995
Mar 1997
Director-General,, National Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research
Apr 1994
Mar 1995
Directo, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Oct 1989
Oct 1993
President, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Oct 1973
Oct 1990
Professor, Dept. of Physical Electronic, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Sep 1961
Oct 1973
Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Awards & Honors

Nov 2015
The Order of Cultur, Japane Government
Greatly contributed in the field of optical communication field for the development of large capacity and long distance optical fiber communications, that support present internet society,by realization of the dynamic single mode lasers which oper...
Apr 2014
Japan Prize, Japan Prize Foundation
Pioneering research on semiconductor lasers for high-capacity, long-distance optical fiber communication
Nov 2006
Okawa Prize, Okawa Foundation
Nov 2003
Person of Cultural Merit
IEEE Medal, James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal, IEEE
Foreign Member, National Academy of Engineering of Korea
Eduard Rhein Basic Research Prize, Edward Rhein Foundation, Germany
for his pioneering work on semiconductor lasers and integrated optics for application in optical communication systems
Medal with Purple Ribbon, Japanese Government
Wide-band optical fiber communications
Foreign Associate, National Academy of Engineering, USA
C&C Prize, C&C Foundation,
Wide-band optical fiber communications through his dynamic single-mode lasers and semiconductor-photonic-integrated circuit

Published Papers

Yasuharu Suematsu
Journal of Lightwave Technology   32(6) 1144-1158   Mar 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
Y.Suematsu and K.Iga
Journal of Lightwave Technology   Vol.26(No.9) 1132-1144   2008
Basic Research for High-Speed and Long Distance Optical Fiber Communications through Conception and Realization of Dynamic Single Mode Semiconductor Lasers
Yasuharu Suematsu
Appl. Phys. Japan,   Vol.76(No.7) 729-731   Jun 2007
Y.Suematsu and S.ARAI
Journal of Selected Topics on Quantum Electronics, Millennium Issue   6(6) 1436-1449   Dec 2000   [Invited]
Y.Kuga, T. Shirai, M. Haruyama, H. Kawanishi and Y. Suematsu
Jpn. J. Appl. Phys   34(8A) 4085-4086   Aug 1995
H.Hirayama, K.Matsunaga, M.Asada, and Y.Suematsu
Electron. Lett   30(2) 142-143   Jan 1994
Fabrication technology for long-wavelength GaInAs(P)/InP quantum-wire lasers by wet-chemical etching, and OMVPE regrowth
S. Arai, K. Kudo, H.Hirayama, Y.Miyake, Y. Miyamoto, S.Tamura, and Y.Suematsu
Optoelectronics-Devices and Technologies   Vol.8(No.4) 461-478   Dec 1993   [Invited]
K. Kudo, Y. Nagashima, S. Tamura, Y. D. Huang, S. Arai, and Y. Suematsu
IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett   5(8) 864-867   Aug 1993
Y. Miyake, H. Hirayama, K. Kudo, S. Tamura, S. Arai, M. Asada, Y. Miyamoto, and Y. Suematsu
IEEE J. Quantum Electron   29(6) 2123-2133   Jun 1993
K.Kudo, Y.Miyake, H.Hirayama, S.Tamura, S.Arai, and Y.Suematsu
IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett   4(10) 1089-1092   Oct 1992
P.A.Yazaki, K.Komori, S.Arai, A.Endo, and Y.Suematsu
(Sept.   10(9) 1247-1255   Sep 1992
K.Komori, S.Arai, and Y.Suematsu
IEEE J. Quantum Electron   28(9) 1894-1900   Sep 1992
Fabrication of GaInAs/InP Quantum Wires by Organometallic-vapor-phase- epitaxial (OMVPE) Growth on Grooved Side Walls of Ultrafine Multilayers,
K.Komori, A.Hamano, S.Arai, Y.Miyamoto, and Y.Suematsu
Jpn. J. Appl. Phys   Vol.31Part2(No.5A) 535-538   May 1992
P.A.Yazaki, K.Komori, G.Bendelli, S.Arai, and Y.Suematsu
IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett   3(12) 1060-1063   Dec 1991
Observation of Field-Induced Refractive Index Variation Spectrum in Quantum Box Structure,
T.Aizawa, K.Shimomura, S.Arai, and Y.Suematsu
IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett   Vol.3(No.10) 907-909   Oct 1991
K.G.Ravikumar, T.Aizawa, K.Matsubara, M.Asada, and Y.Suematsu
IEEE J. Lightwave Technol   9(10) 1376-1385   Oct 1991
J.I.Shim, K.Komori, S.Arai, I.Arima, and Y.Suematsu,
IEEE J. Quantum Electron   27(6) 1736-1745   Jun 1991
K.G.Ravikumar, T.Kikugawa, T.Aizawa, S.Arai, and Y.Suematsu
M.Kohtoku   58(10) 1015-1017   Mar 1991

Books etc

Yasuharu Suematsu (Part:Contributor)
日経BPコンサルティング   2016   
Yasuharu Suematsu
科学新聞社   2008   
末松 安晴, 小林 功郎
オーム社   Dec 2007   ISBN:4274204812
末松 安晴, 伊賀 健一
オーム社   Mar 2006   ISBN:4274201988
末松 安晴
コロナ社   Apr 1986   ISBN:4339000272
Optical Devices and Fibers、Japan Annual Reviews in Electronics, Computers & Telecommunications, Vol.15
Yasuharu Suematsu (Part:Editor)
Ohm and North Holland C   1985   
オーム社   Jan 1984   ISBN:4274030229


Apr 1955
Mar 1960
Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of SC胃炎C得andEngineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Apr 1951
Mar 1955
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology