2017 Ambassador Yoshitomo Okawachi received his B.S. degree in Engineering Physics in 2002 and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics in 2008, both from Cornell University. He is currently a Research Scientist in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University.
He has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal papers and is a co-inventor on 2 patents. His research areas include optical frequency comb generation in silicon-based waveguides and microresonators, coherent computing based on degenerate optical parametric oscillation in microresonators, parametric nonlinear interactions in photonic devices, slow light, and all-optical signal processing using space-time duality techniques.
Yoshitomo Okawachi has been an active member in OSA for many years. He was the president and faculty advisor of the Cornell University OSA student chapter. He has served on the OSA Tellers Committee and as a member of the CLEO subcommittee, and is a referee for several OSA journals.
Yoshitomo Okawachi talks about what he loves about his work--OSA Stories
28 June 2017
2017 OSA Ambassador Yoshitomo Okawachi Columbia University, USA, shares how working with a technology like lasers is what makes optics such an exciting and worthwhile field--OSA Stories
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