Yoichi Sato was born in Yamanashi, Japan, in 1967. He received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in the Department of Applied Physics of the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1991 and 1993, respectively, where he was involved in the research on low-dimensional organic optical nonlinear materials concerned in the exciton resonance. He received the Ph.D degree in the School of Mathematical and Physical Science from the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan, in 2002.

From 1993 to 1999 he had joined the Laser Research Laboratory of FANUC Co., Minami-Tsuru gun, Japan, conducting the research and the development for high power lasers applied in industrial field. Since 2002 he is currently a Research Fellow at the Laser Research Center for Molecular Science at the Institute for Molecular Science, and his theme is the improvement of the basic characteristics about solid-state lasers.

Dr. Sato is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), the Physical Society of Japan (JPS), the Ceramic Society of Japan (JCS), the Laser Society of Japan (LSJ), and a senior member of the Optical Society (OSA).

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