Yasuo Tomita received the B.E. and M.E. degrees both from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, in 1978 and 1980, respectively, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees both from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. He joined Canon Inc. in 1980 and was engaged in developments of integrated optical devices, ellipsometry, magnetooptical disc systems, and nonlinear optical devices. In 1992, he became an Associate Professor at the Department of Electronics Engineering, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan. Since 2001, he has been a Professor of the Department of Electronics Engineering and later the Department of Engineering Science, University of Electro-Communications. During the 80s and 90s, he studied the statistical properties of white light and polychromatic laser speckles, magnetooptics, integrated optics, photorefractive nonlinear optics, phase conjugation, and liquid crystal devices. He authored and coauthored more than three hundred books, peer-reviewed papers, international conference proceedings, and patents. He is an editorial board member of conference papers in physics. He was a Guest Coeditor of special issues on Optics of Nanocomposite Materials in the Journal of Optics: Applied and Pure Optics and on Advances in Novel Optical Materials and Devices in Physics Research International. He served as committee member at numerous international conferences and symposiums. He is a Member of the Japanese Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), Optical Society of Japan (OSJ), Optical Society of America (OSA), International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and American Chemical Society (ACS). His current research interests include photonic nanocomposite materials, organic photonics, nanophotonics, nonlinear optics, and neutron optics.
Biography Updated on 26 December 2013