Yuzuru Takashima

Professor of Optical Sciences

Yuzuru Takashima

Professor of Optical Sciences

Employment

  • Professor: The University of Arizona, Wyant College of Optical Sciences, 2022-present
  • Associate Professor: The University of Arizona, Wyant College of Optical Sciences, 2011-2022
  • Visiting Professor, Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya, Japan 11/2014-03/2015
  • Engineering Research Associate, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 2010
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 2007-2010
  • Optical Engineer, Solyndra Inc., Santa Clara, CA 2006
  • Research Assistant, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 2000-2007
  • Research Specialist, Toshiba Manufacturing Engineering Research Center, Yokohama, JAPAN 1990-2000

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Optica: Senior Member
  • SPIE: Senior Member, 2017

Awards and Honors

  • Stanford University: Center for Biomedical Imaging Certificate of Achievement, 2010

Courses

  • OPTI340A
  • OPTI340
  • OPTI526
  • OPTI527
  • OPTI600A

Specific Research Interests

  • Lidar: Laser beam steering device, MEMS-LiDAR, Automotive LiDAR, Single-chip LiDAR
  • AR Display: Image steering and Foveation, Giga-pixel deisplay, Multiplexed Display, Near-to-eye display, Multi-perspective 3D display, On-chip 3D display, Holographic Display
  • Information optics: Optical and holographic data storage
  • Optical system design engineering: THz space optics, Camera optics
  • Optical engineering in general: Digital Micromirror Device, MEMS phase light modulators, Computer Generated Holograms, Metrology, Photonics device design and modeling

Research Summary

Takashima “Advanced Lidar and Display” Lab. researches and develops optical devices such as lidar and AR display by using MEMS-based devices while incorporating various scientific and engineering disciplines: electrical engineering, optical engineering, and computer sciences.

Students

Lidar Focus Team
  • Xianyue Deng
  • Jeff Ching-Wen Chan
  • Aditya Vijaykumar
  • Oliver Wu
  • Francisco Javier Flowers
  • Seyedmohammad Yusofsani
  • Chin-I Tang (Graduated)
  • Eunmo Kang (Graduated)
  • Viveka B Raghu (Graduated)
Display Focus Team
  • Xianyue Deng
  • Chuan Luo
  • Ted Liang-tai Lee
  • Parker Liu
  • Gregory Michael Nero
  • Tianyao Zhang
  • Yexin Pei
  • Maxim Lunin
  • Lisset Ayala
  • Jeff Chen
THz Space Optics Focus Team
  • Yefu Zhang
  • Tianyao Zhang
    Students Should Know

    Students will experience and learn state-of-the-art research and research methodology on: MEMS and Solid State Lidar, Advanced Displays for AR/VR/MR, Large THz Space Optics, Optical Design, Lens Design, Grating Photonics, Volume Holograms, Embedded Electronics, MEMS, Digital Micromirror Device, Phase Light Modulators. DNN and AI based optics. Single photon counting lidar, and more.

    Degrees

    • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2007
    • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2003
    • B.S., Physics, Kyoto University (Japan), 1990
    Faculty T Faculty Optical Engineering
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    Wyant College of Optical Sciences
    The University of Arizona
    1630 E. University Blvd.
    P.O. Box 210094
    Tucson, AZ 85721-0094