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Optical and Electronic Device Engineering

For the realization of optical and electronic devices that will play essential roles in next-generation technology

Performance innovation of conventional optical and electronic devices is essential for further sophistication of the personal computers, mobile phones, automobiles, and robots etc. that are playing important roles in today's society. To achieve this purpose, we need to fully understand what characteristics the next-generation semiconductors require and how they should operate.

Students in this field take classes including "Semiconductor Devices," "Integrated Semiconductor Device Engineering," "Integrated Optical Circuits" and "Communication Devices Technology."

Students can also learn about "Nanoengineering," "Device Evaluation Engineering" and "Optical Measurement and Control" to understand technology with a broad perspective ranging from optical and electronic device material preparation and device production process evaluation to optical measurement and control.

To develop innovative, next-generation optical and electronic devices, we are required to enhance our capability to devise novel principles for these devices, thereby to clarify and overcome the disadvantages of conventional devices. Varieties of curriculum have been established for students to acquire necessary capabilities.

Photonics and Microwave Engineering

Advancing Leading-edge Technology Related to Photonics and Electromagnetic Wave

In the major field of photonics and microwave engineering, students are encouraged to learn about and do research on information transmission by means of light and electromagnetic waves, as well as sensing technology, electric power system design and management. Students also learn about and analyze the basic behaviors of light and electromagnetic waves, which are essential for upgrading the information transmission technology.

"Lightwave Propagation" and "Computational Electromagnetic Wave Engineering" lectures cover the basic behaviors of light and electromagnetic waves, such as radiation, scattering, diffraction, wave guiding, and propagation. In "Advanced Electromagnetic Measurements" and "Advanced Lectures on Applied Electromagnetic Engineering," students learn the principles of antennas and radars, the analysis of their performances, and their application to the sensing technology that is indispensable for underground exploration and meteorological observation. For "Advanced Optical Fiber Technology" and "Advanced Satellite Communication Engineering," professors lecture on the application of light and electromagnetic waves to optical fiber communications and satellite communications, the methods used for signal transmission in these communication systems and signal propagation in optical fibers and in the atmosphere. In "Power System Engineering," students learn about stabilization, frequency control, and power flow calculation for the electrical power system, which is a social infrastructure, in order to understand the system from the standpoint of system engineering.

Communication and Network Engineering

Supporting IT-Intensive Society with Advanced Communication Network Technology

Digital communication and optical network technologies are key technologies in the advancement of personal computers, mobile phones, optical communications, and digital broadcasting etc. In the major field of communication and network engineering, a curriculum has been prepared so that students can acquire a broad knowledge of network engineering ranging from the basics of "Communication Theory," "Communication System," and "Network Technology" to the practical application of "Information Security." Through these studies, students enhance their capabilities to support today's internet society and future IT society.

In lectures on "Advanced Communication Networks," professors explain to students the basics of network configuration techniques, communication protocols and communication systems, while "Optical Network Engineering" teaches students about future technology toward the realization of an ultrahigh-speed IP network. In classes of the "Advanced Signal Processing" course, students can acquire techniques for processing image, sound and other multimedia information. In "Cryptography and Authentication," the professor lectures on the basics of cryptography and electronic authentication systems, while "Information Security and Cryptography" provides students with lectures on the cryptographic technologies actually used for information networks. In the study of "Advanced Computational Intelligence," students can learn about the theoretical aspects of the neural network and about emerging architectures that fuse recent information-communication technology and artificial intelligence.