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Minoru Yamada
B. Eng. (Electrical Engineering, Kanazawa University, Japan, March 1971)                                                                                 M. Eng. (Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, March 1973)                                                                              Dr. Eng. (Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, March 1976)
contact-staff-yamada Professor,                                                                                                                                         Dept. of Electronic Systems Engineering

Email:m.yamada@utm.my, myamadanifty@nifty.com
Tel: 03 2203 1227

Professor Emeritus
Kanazawa University

Research Interests
  • Optical Communication
  • Optoelectronics
  • Quantum Electronics
  • Semiconductor Lasers
  • Semiconductor Optical Amplifier
  • Optical Devices
Grants
  • Development of optical and millimeter wave amplifiers by utilizing electron beam/ Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), 2006-2008
  • Development of ultra wide band optical amplifier/ Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas (2), 2001-2003
  • Cooperating researches with several Japanese companies such as Sumitomo Electric Industries, Sharp Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, etc.
Previous Positions
  • 1987 – 2014, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (or similar department), Kanazawa University.
  • 1978-1984, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Kanazawa University
  • 1976 – 1978, Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, Kanazawa University  
  • (1982 – 1983, Visiting Scientist, Bell Laboratories, U.S.A.)
Professional Membership
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer (IEEE, U.S.A.)
  • Member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan
  • Fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP)
Awards
  • 2010, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE, U.S.A.)
  • 2007, Fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics
  • 2003, Paper Award (Japanese Society for Engineering Education)
  • 1978, Achievement Award ( Institute of Electronics and Communication Engineers,  Japan)
  • 1976, Paper Award (Institute of Electronics and Communication Engineers, Japan)
  • 1975, Yonezawa Memorial Prize (Institute of Electronics and Communication Engineers, Japan)
Selected Publications
  • Hesham Fares and Minoru Yamada, “A quantum mechanical analysis of Smith–Purcell free-electron lasers”, Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, No.785, 143-152, (2015.6)
  • Kazuki Higuchi, Nobuhito Takeuchi and Minoru Yamada, “Peculiar Characteristics of Amplification and Noise for Intensity Modulated Light in Semiconductor Optical Amplifier”, IEICE Trans. Electron. Vol.E-97C, No.11, pp. 1093-1103, (2014.11)
  • Sazzad M.S. Imran and Minoru Yamada,” Numerical Analysis of Suppression Effects on Optical Feedback Noise by Superposition of High Frequency Current in Semiconductor Lasers”, IEEE J. Quantum Electron., 49, No.2, pp.196-204 (2013.2)
  • Minoru Yamada, Nobuhiro Takeuchi, Kyohei Sakumoto, and Yuji Kuwamura, “Variation of Relative Intensity Noise With Optical Power in InGaAsP Semiconductor Optical Amplifier”, IEEE Phot. Tech. Lett, Vol.24,No.22, pp. 2049-2051 (2012.11)
  • Minoru Yamada,” Analysis of Intensity and Frequency Noises in Semiconductor Optical Amplifier”, IEEE J. Quantum Electron., Vol.48, No.8, pp. 980-990 (2012.8)
  • Sazzad M.S. Imran, Minoru Yamada, and Yuji Kuwamura,” A Theoretical Analysis of the Optical Feedback Noise Based on Multimode Model of Semiconductor Lasers”, IEEE J. Quantum Electron., Vol.48, No.4, pp.521-527 (2012.4)
  • Salah Abdulrahmann, Minoru Yamada and Moustafa Ahmed, “Numerical modeling of the output and operations of semiconductor lasers subject to strong optical feedback and its dependence on the linewidth-enhancement factor”, International J. of Numerical Modeling, Vol.24, No.3, pp.218-229, (2011.5)
  • H. Fares, M. Yamada, Y. Kuwamura, I. Matsumoto, and T. Kanai , “Characterization of Optical Emission Mechanism Utilizing Traveling Electron Beam on a Waveguide”, IEEE J. Quantum Electron., Vol.46, No.6, pp.981-990 (2010.6)
  • Minoru Yamada, Maruyam Huda, Eiji Teraoka and Yuji Kuwamura, “Effective Noise Reduction by Electric Positive and Negative Feedback in Semiconductor Lasers”, IEEE J. Quantum Electron., Vol.45, No.10, pp.1248-1254 (2009.10)

Books

  • Minoru Yamada, “Theory of Semiconductor Lasers”, Springer, 2014
Patents Japanese Patents

  • No. 3072363, “Unidirectional Optical Amplifier”, 2000
  • No. 3057229, “Electromagnetic Wave Amplifier and Electromagnetic Wave Generator”, 2000
  • No. 2972879, “Unidirectional Optical Amplifier”, 1999
  • No. 2981543, “Electron Tube Type Unidirectional Optical Amplifier”, 1999

U. S. A. Patents

  • US 7,620,083 B2, “Semiconductor Laser Drive System and Semiconductor laser Driving Method”, 2009
  • US 6,448,850 B1, “Electromagnetic Wave Amplifier and Electromagnetic Wave Generator”, 2002
  • US 6,301,041 B1, “Unidirectional Optical Amplifier”, 2001
  • US 6,219,175 B1, “Unidirectional Optical Amplifier”, 2001
  • US 6,195,199 B1, “Electron Tube Type Unidirectional Optical Amplifier”, 2001

European Patents

  • EP 0 981 190, “Unidirectional Optical Amplifier”, 2003
  • EP 0 911 925 B1, “Electron Tube Type Unidirectional Optical Amplifier”, 2002