Dr. Tadayuki Imai
Areas of Research:
Optoelectronic Devices, Optical Crystals, Dielectrics, Holography
Tadayuki Imai obtained his PhD in Engineering from Osaka University, before working as a Researcher for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) for over 26 years.
At NTT, Tadayuki was in charge of the development of multi-layered waveguide holographic memory as well as other holographic devices, and in 2005 he was successful in the commercialization of the KTN crystal (KTa1-xNbxO3), which possesses the maximum electro-optic (EO) effect among existing oxide materials. At KUAS, he is interested in researching optical sensing systems using the crystal, as well as attempting to discover a material with an even higher refractive index modulation.
When he is not in his lab, Tadayuki enjoys history and archeology.