International conferences


  1. T. Kobayashi, and T. Taira, "Development of a rotational Raman lidar for practical atmospheric temperature sensing," 15 th International Laser Radar Conf. Tomsk, USSR II, pp. 290-293 (1990).

  2. T. Kobayashi, T. Taira,  T. Yamamoto, A. Hori, and T. Kitada: "Rotational Raman lidar for lower tropospheric temperature profiling," 16th International Laser Radar Conf NASA, pp. 205-208 (1992).

  3. T. Kobayashi, T. Taira, M. Ohtaka, "Microchip Nd:YVO4 lasers for coherent optical sensing applications," International Symposium on Atomic Standards and Coherent Quantum Electronics, pp.45-46 (1993).

  4. T. Taira and T. Kobayashi, "Frequency doubled and Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser", post deadline paper of Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Topical Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, Paper PD8 (1994). (Post-Deadline Paper)

  5. T. Kitada, A. Hori, T. Taira, and T. Kobayashi, "Strange behavior of the measurement of atmospheric temperature profiles of the rotational Raman lidar," 17th International Laser Radar Conference, Sendai, Japan, pp. 567-568 (1994).

  6. Z. Liu, M. Kawai, T. Taira, and T. Kobayashi, "A compact, all solid-state coherent Doppler Nd:YAG laser radar for wind profiling," 17th International Laser Radar Conference, Sendai, Japan, pp. 482-484 (1994).

  7. T. Itoh, K. Kasuya, T. Taira, and T. Kobayashi, "Diode-pumped 1.53 µm Er,Yb:glass laser for eye-safe lider applications," 17th International Laser Radar Conference, Sendai, Japan, pp. 337-338 (1994).

  8. T. Kobayashi, A. Shibata, and T. Taira, "A compact eyesafe lidar with optical parametric oscillation for remote sensing of topica aerosols," Tech. Digest, CLEO/Pacific Rim '95, TuM3, p.35 (1995).

  9. T. Taira, W. M. Tulloch, R. L. Byer, and T. Kobayashi, "Single axial-mode oscillation of a coupled cavity Yb:YAG laser," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers '96, FD2, pp. 347-349 (1996).

  10. T. Kobayashi, Y. Enomoto, D. Hua, C. Galvez and T. Taira, "A compact, eye-safe lidar based on optical parametric oscillator for remote aerosol sensing," Abstracts of 18th International Laser Radar Conference, Berlin, Germany, July, pp. 45-46 (1996).

  11. T. Taira, T. Suzudo, M. Furuhata, and T. Kobayashi, "Single-mode Q-switched and frequency-doubled Nd:YVO4 miniature lasers," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO '96, CWF2, p.272 (1996).

  12. T. Taira, J. Saikawa, T. Kobayashi, and R. L. Byer, "Diode-pumped tunable Yb:YAG miniature lasers at room temperature," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers '97, TuC3, pp.174-176 (1997).

  13. T. Itoh, T. Taira, and T. Kobayashi, "Diode-pumped coupled-cavity Q-switched Er,Yb:glass microchip lasers," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO '97, CThL24, p.371 (1997).

  14. T. Taira, N. Pavel, M. Furuhata, M. Ohtaka, T. Kobayashi, and H. Ito, "M2 factor method for design of longitudinally pumped solid-state lasers," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers '98, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA, 2-4 February 1998, AMB13, pp. 62-64 (1998).

  15. T. Taira, J. Saikawa, E. Yamaguchi, T. Kobayashi, and R. L. Byer, "Single longitudinal mode oscillation in the frequency doubled Yb:YAG miniature laser," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers '98, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA, 2-4 February 1998, AME14, pp. 151-153 (1998).

  16. T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Diode-pumped tunable Yb:YAG miniature lasers at room temperature," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers '98, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA, 2-4 February 1998, AWB7, pp. 290-292 (1998).

  17. K. Yoshida, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Continuous-wave diode-pumped Nd3+:YAG ceramics laser" CLEO/EUROPE-EQEC'98, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 14-18 September 1998, CWF17, p. 167 (1998).

  18. T. Taira, M. Furuhata, T. Kobayashi, A. Yokoo, and T. Komatsu, "Miniature parametric oscillators for Q-switched microchip lasers," 4th International Conference on Organic Nonlinear Optics, Chitose, Japan, 12-15 October 1998, P-109, pp. 292-295 (1998).

  19. T. Taira, J. Saikawa, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Highly Nd doped YAG ceramic microchip laser," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers '99, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 1-3 February 1999, TuB3, pp. 220-222 (1999).

  20. N. Pavel and T. Taira, "A high-efficiency TEM00 miniature Nd:YAG laser designed by pump-beam M2 factor method," , OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers '99, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 1-3 February 1999, MB13, pp. 54-56 (1999).

  21. T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Performance of highly Nd3+-doped YAG ceramic microchip laser," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO '99, CTuK39, pp. 136-137 (1999).

  22. J. Saikawa and T. Taira, "Frequency-doubled tunable Yb:YAG microchip laser for holographic volume memories," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO '99, CWO5, pp. 333-334 (1999).

  23. J. Saikawa, S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "Volume holographic memories by using tunable frequency-doubled Yb:YAG microchip laser," CLEO/Pacific Rim '99, FK4, pp. 1179-1180 (1999).

  24. J. Saikawa, S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "Yb:YAG based tunable green microchip laser for wavelength-multiplexed volume holography," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers 2000, MB1, pp. 24-26 (2000).

  25. I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, Y. Sato, J. Saikawa, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Optical properties and laser characteristics of highly Nd3+-doped YAG ceramics," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers 2000, MF7, pp. 174-176 (2000).

  26. J. Saikawa, S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "Tunable single-frequency Yb:YAG microchip green laser," CLEO 2000, CThJ5, p.440 (2000).

  27. I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, Y. Sato, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Optical properties and laser performances of highly neodymium-doped YAG ceramics," CLEO 2000, CThM9, pp.456-457 (2000).

  28. S. Kurimura, M. M. Fejer, T. Taira, Y. Uesu, and H. Nakajima, "Twin control in a quartz crystal for nonlinear optics," CGCT-1, 2000/Abstract Book, W-C-07, pp.106 -107 (2000).

  29. J. Saikawa, S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "Wavelength-multiplexed holographic recording in Fe:LiNbO3 with a tunable Yb:YAG green laser," CGCT-1,2000/Abstract Book, W-P-15, pp.168-169 (2000).

  30. I. Shoji, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Highly Nd3+-Doped YAG ceramic for high power microchip lasers," CGCT-1, 2000/Abstract Book, T-C-05, pp.354-355 (2000).

  31. Y. Sato, I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopic properties of neodymium-doped Y2O3 ceramics," CGCT-1, 2000/Abstract Book, T-P-63, pp.472-473 (2000).

  32. N. Pavel, S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, J. Saikawa, and T. Taira, "High average power diode-pumped composite Nd:YAG laser passively Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," CLEO/EUROPE-IQEC 2000, CWB6, p.177 (2000).

  33. N. Pavel, J. Saikawa, S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "Intra-cavity frequency-doubling of a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser," Meetng of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering of Japan, LQE 2000-65, pp.23-29 (2000).

  34. T. Taira, "Tunable Yb:YAG microchip lasers," The 2nd International Symposium on Laser, Scintillator and Nonlinear Optical Materials, Lyon FRANCE, 31 May (2000). (Invited)

  35. T. Taira, J. Saikawa, and N. Pavel, "Solid-State diode end-pumped Yb:YAG microchip lasers," FSRC Frontier Science Research Conferences, La Jolla International School of Science, La Jolla, Los Angels, USA, November (2000). (Invited)

  36. T. Taira, "Chroma-chip lasers for nonlinear wavelength conversion and photorefractive optical memory," International Photonics Conference IPC2000, Hsinchu, Taiwan, F-T3-E01, ROC, 15 December (2000). (Invited)

  37. Y. Sato, I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, T. Taira, N. Senguttuvan, M. Ishii, and M. Kobayashi, "Optical absorption and emission spectroscopy of Nd:Bi4Si3O12 grown by Bridgman method," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers 2001, Technical Digest, MB4, pp. 31-33 (2001)

  38. N. Pavel, S. Kurimura, J. Saikawa, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "Diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser passively Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber and intra-cavity frequency-doubled by LBO crystal," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers 2001, Technical Digest, ME8, pp. 144-146 (2001).

  39. I. Shoji, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Thermal birefringence in Nd:YAG ceramics" OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers 2001, Technical Digest, pp. 162-164 (2001).

  40. Y. Sato, I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopic properties of neodymium-doped Y2O3 ceramics," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers 2001, pp. 258-260 (2001).

  41. S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, T. Taira, J.H. Ro, M. Cha, "Coercive field dependence on Mg concentration in MgO:LiNbO3," CLEO 2001, CTuI3, p.139 (2001.5).

  42. N. Pavel, J. Saikawa, S. Kurimura, and T. Taira, "Diode radial-pumped composite Yb:YAG microchip laser," CLEO 2001, CTuM25, p.171 (2001.5).

  43. N. Pavel, J. Saikawa, S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "Intra-cavity frequency doubling of a Nd:YAG laser passively Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," CLEO 2001, CTuM27, p.172 (2001.5).

  44. V. Lupei, A. Lupei, B. Diaconescu, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopic properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," CLEO 2001, CWA21, p.281 (2001.5).

  45. Y. Sato, I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, T. Taira, H. Huruya, H. Nakao, Y-K. Yap, M. Yoshimura, Y. Mori, and T. Sasaki, "Spectroscopic properties of GdYCOB single crystals doped with rare-earth trivalent," CLEO 2001, CWA24, p.284 (2001.5).

  46. V. Lupei, T. Taira, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, and A. Ikesue, "Laser emission under resonant pump in the emitting level of highly doped Nd materials," CLEO 2001, CFD4, p.559 (2001.5).

  47. I. Shoji, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Thermal birefringence in Nd3+-doped YAG ceramics," CLEO 2001, CFD6, pp. 560-561 (2001.5).

  48. S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, T. Taira, J.H. Ro, M. Cha, T. Fukuda, H. Seki, H. Nakajima, "Optically-monitored periodical poling for fabrication of quasi-phase-matched wavelength converter," CLEO/PR 2001, MF1-2, I-120 (2001.7).

  49. Nan Ei Yu, J.H. Ro, M. Cha, S. Kurimura, and T. Taira, "Broad Band Quasi-Phase-Matched Second Harmonic Generation with MgO doped Periodically Poled LiNbO3," CLEO/PR 2001, MF1-3, I-122 (2001.7).

  50. M. Cha, S. Kurimura, and T. Taira, "Transverse beam effect on mode locking by cascading of quadratic nonlinearities," CLEO/PR 2001, MF3-3, I-142 (2001.7).

  51. V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, B. Diaconescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, and A. Ikesue, "High resolution spectroscopy of concentrated Nd:YAG ceramics," CLEO/PR 2001, Ml1-1, I-204 (2001.7).

  52. V. Lupei, T. Taira, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, A. Lupei, and A. Ikesue, "Efficient laser emission in resonantly pumped highly concentrated Nd:YAG ceramics," CLEO/PR 2001, Ml1-3, I-208  (2001.7).

  53. I. Shoji, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, V. Lupei, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Thermal birefringence effect in Nd3+-doped YAG ceramics," CLEO/PR 2001, Ml1-5, I-212 (2001.7).

  54. S. Kawato, Y. Sugiura, T. Kobayashi and T. Taira, "Optimum design of highly efficient end-pumped Yb:YAG rod amplifier," CLEO/PR 2001,Tul1-1, I-544  (2001.7).

  55. T. Taira, N. Pavel, and V. Lupei, "Highly effecient Nd-ion doped microchip lasers under hot band pumping", 2001 International Laser, Lightwave and Microwave Conference Proceedings, pp. 170-171, Nov.6-9, 2001, Shanghai, China (2001).

  56. H. Seki, H. Nakajima, S. Kurimura, and T. Taira, "Fabrication of quasi-phase-matched C/L inter-bands wavelength converter with LPE grown LiNbO3 thin films," 8th Microoptics Conference, Oct. 24-26, pp. 368-371 (2001).

  57. T. Taira, "Highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics for microchip lasers," The 9th International Symposium on Laser Spectroscopy (SOL2001), Nov. 2-3, The Nuclear Training Center in Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Daejeon, Korea, V-1, p. 7 (2001). (Invited)

  58. I. Shoji and T. Taira, "Great reduction of thermally-induced-birefringence depolarization by use of a (110)-cut YAG crystal," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers 2002, Technical Digest, WE3 (2002).

  59. J. Amagai, H. Kunimori, H. Kiuchi and T. Taira, "A satellite laser ranging system based on a micro-chip laser," CRL International Symposium on Light Propagation and Sensing Technologies for Future Applications, Technical Digest, pp. 93-94, March Tokyo (2002).

  60. A. Sone, H. Sakai, H. Kan and T. Taira, "Passively Q-switched high-brightness diode-pumped Nd:YAG micro-lasers," CRL International Symposium on Light Propagation and Sensing Technologies for Future Applications, Technical Digest, pp. 101-102, March Tokyo (2002).

  61. I. Shoji and T. Taira, "Great reduction of depolarization loss by use of a (110)-cut YAG crystal," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2002, Long Beach, CA, USA, CTuI5, pp.178-179 (2002).

  62. T. Dascalu, T. Taira, N. Pavel, Y. Aoyagi and J. Saikawa, "Continuous-wave low power diode radial pumped microchip composite Yb:YAG laser," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2002, Long Beach, CA, USA, CWG2, pp. 389-390 (2002).

  63. N. E. Yu, J. H. Ro, M. Cha, S. Kurimura and T. Taira, "Broad band quasi-matched second harmonic generation in periodically poled lithium niobate at 1550nm," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2002, Long Beach, CA, USA, CWL6, pp. 420-421 (2002).

  64. V. Lupei, N. Pavel, T. Taira and A. Ikesue, "CW and passively Q-switched 1064-nm laser emission of concentrated Nd:YAG components under 885-nm diode laser pumping," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2002, Long Beach, CA, USA, CThO16, pp. 512-513 (2002).

  65. H. Ishizuki, S. Kurimura, M. Cha and T. Taira, "Optically monitored poling characteristics of 3 mm-thick MgO:LiNbO3 crystal," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2002, Long Beach, CA, USA, CFE2, p.642 (2002).

  66. T. Akutsu, H. Seki, M. Maruyama, H. Nakajima, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "Selective nucleation control in periodical poling for quasi-phase-matched wavelength converters," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2002, Long Beach, CA, USA, CFE4, p.643-644 (2002).

  67. V. Lupei, N. Pavel, Y. Sato, and T. Taira, "One-micron laser emission in concentrated Nd:YVO4 crystals,"  Technical digest of International Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC/LAT 2002, June 22-28, Moscow, QSuR32, p.117 (2002).

  68. A. Lupei, V. Lupei, Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "High resolution spectroscopy study of pair effects in Nd3+:Y2O3 ceramic," Technical digest of International Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC/LAT 2002, June 23, Moscow, QSuR14 (2002).

  69. V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "Highly efficient 946 CW 946-nm Nd:YAG laser emission under direct 885-nm pumping," Technical digest of International Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC/LAT 2002, June 22-28, Moscow, QMF2, p.237 (2002).

  70. N.E. Yu, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, J.H. Ro, M. Cha, and T. Taira, "Simultaneous group velocity matching and quasi phase matching with MgO doped periodically poled lithium niobate at communication band," Proceedings of APLS 2002, Sep 17-20, Osaka, TuSC3, pp. 90-93 (2002).

  71. W.K. Jang, T. Taira, and Y.M. Yu, "H-band pumping for improved lasing properties of microchip laser," Annual Meeting of Korean Physical Society, Busan (2002).

  72. W.K. Jang, T. Taira, Y.C. Kim, H.S. Kim, "Basic research of laser perforation for the thin micro electron lens fabrication in order of 10 micron," Annual Meeting of Korean Physical Society, Busan (2002).

  73. W.K. Jang, Y.M. Yu, T. Taira, "Spectroscopic properties of neodymium doped lanthanum scandium borate for microchip laser application," Annual Meeting of Korean Physical Society, Busan (2002).

  74. W.K. Jang, S.S. Shin, J.S. Park, Y.M. Yu, T. Taira, "Nd:LSB microchip laser," Workshop on the advanced lasers and laser application, Cheju island (2002).

  75. T. Taira, "The promise of ceramic lasers," SPRC Annual Report 2002, Annual Meeting, Stanford, CA, USA, Sep. 18, p. 167 (2002). (Invited)

  76. Y. Sato, N. Pavel, T. Taira, and V. Lupei, "Near quantum-defect slope efficiency laser operation in Nd:YVO4 under direct pumping into the emitting level," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2-5 February 2003, MB12, pp. 62-64 (2003).

  77. T. Dascalu, T. Taira, and N. Pavel, "Diode radially-pumped microchip composite Yb:YAG laser: high power operation," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2-5 February 2003, TuB19, pp. 213-216 (2003).

  78. H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji, T. Taira, and S. Kurimura, "Fabrication of periodically-poled structures in 3mm-thick MgO:LiNbO3 crystals for high-power wavelength conversion," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2-5 February 2003, TuC4, pp. 230-232 (2003).

  79. N. Pavel, I. Shoji, T. Taira, M. Iwai, T. Yoshino, and M. Imaeda, "High-power blue generation in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 ridge-type waveguide by frequency doubling of a diode end-pumped Nd:YAG laser," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2-5 February 2003, WC7, pp. 350-353 (2003).

  80. Y. Sato, I. Shoji, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "The spectroscopic properties and laser characteristics of a novel ceramic laser with Y3ScxAl(5-x)O12," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2-5 February 2003, WE10, pp. 403-406 (2003).

  81. H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji, T. Taira, and S. Kurimura, "Periodic poling of MgO:LiNbO3 crystals for nonlinear wavelength conversion," Material Solutions for Photonics, Tsukuba, 17-19 March 2003, pp. 43-44 (2003).

  82. S. Ashihara, T. Shimura, K. Kuroda, N.E. Yu, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, J.H. Ro, M. Cha, and T. Taira, "Femtosecond pulse compression using cascaded quadratic nonlinearities in periodically-poled lithium niobate," Material Solutions for Photonics, Tsukuba, 17-19 March 2003, pp. 45-46 (2003).

  83. T. Yamada, K. Hayashi, S. Kurimura, N.E. Yu, K. Kitamura, T. Taira, and M.M. Fejer, "Periodical twin structure in quartz with high aspect ratio," Material Solutions for Photonics, Tsukuba, 17-19 March 2003, pp. 49-50 (2003).

  84. S. Kurimura, N.Ei. Yu, K. Kitamura, T. Yamada, K. Hayashi, T. Taira, and M.M. Fejer, "Periodical twinning for quasi-phase-matched quartz," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 2, CMF3 (2003).

  85. H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji, T. Taira, and S. Kurimura, "Fabrication of periodical poling in 3mm-thick MgO:LiNbO3 crystals at elevated temperature," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 2, CMF5 (2003).

  86. Nan Ei Yu, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, J.H. Ro, M. Cha, S. Ashihara, T. Shimura, K. Kuroda, and T. Taira, "Frequency doubling of fs-pulses with simultaneous group velocity and quasi phase matching in MgO-doped periodically poled lithium niobate," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 2, CMO4 (2003).

  87. T. Dascalu, T. Taira, N. Pavel, and I. Shoji, "Diode edge-pumped microchip composite Yb:YAG laser: Thermal effects and laser performances," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 4, CWG2 (2003).

  88. Y. Sato, N. Pavel, I. Shoji, T. Taira, and V. Lupei, "The laser oscillation with near quantum-limit slope efficiency under direct pumping in Nd:YVO4," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 4, CWG4 (2003).

  89. N. Pavel, I. Shoji, T. Taira, M. Iwai, T. Yoshino, and M. Imaeda, "High-power blue emission by frequency doubling of a diode end-pumped Nd:YAG laser through a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 ridge-type waveguide," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 4, CWO4 (2003).

  90. V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "The effect of Nd concentration on fundamental and frequency-doubled CW laser emission of miniature Nd:YAG lasers," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 5, CThM44 (2003).

  91. S. Ashihara, T. Shimura, K. Kuroda, N. Ei. Yu, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, J. H. Ro, M. Cha, and T. Taira, "Femtosecond cascaded quadratic nonlinearities under simultaneous quasi-phase-matching and group-velocity matching," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 5, CThU2 (2003).

  92. Y. Sato, I. Shoji, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "The polycrystalline Y3ScxAl(5-x)O12 as designable laser medium," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 6, CFG4 (2003).

  93. H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "Periodical poling of 3mm-thick MgO:LiNbO3 crystals for high-power nonlinear wave-length conversion," Conference Digest CLEO/EUROPE 2003, Munich GERMANY, June 23, CE2-2 (2003).

  94. N. Pavel, I. Shoji, T. Taira, M. Iwai, T. Yoshino, and M. Imaeda, "Harmonic blue light generation from a diode end-pumped Nd:YAG laser by a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 ridge-type waveguide," Conference Digest CLEO/EUROPE 2003, Munich GERMANY, June 24, CA8T (2003).

  95. N. Pavel, V. Lupei, and T. Taira, "The effect of Nd concentration on 1064 and 946-nm emission of Nd:YAG lasers under continuous-wave Ti:Sapphire pumping, " Conference Digest CLEO/EUROPE 2003, Munich GERMANY, June 24, CA9T (2003).

  96. T. Dascalu, T. Taira, and N. Pavel, "Thermo-optical effects in high-power diode edge-pumped microchip composite Yb:YAG laser," Conference Digest CLEO/EUROPE 2003, Munich GERMANY, June 27, CA8-3 (2003).

  97. I. Shoji, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Great reduction of thermally-induced-birefringence effect in highly Nd3+-doped YAG ceramics by laser oscillation," Conference Digest CLEO/EUROPE 2003, Munich GERMANY, June 27, CA8-4 (2003).

  98. Y. Aoyagi, T. Taira, and I. Shoji, "Thermal analysis simulation using depolarization loss in solid-state microchip laser," SICE Annual Conference, Fukui University, August 4-6, pp. 2410-2415  (2003).

  99. Y. Sato, J. Saikawa, I. Shoji, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "The optical properties of novel microchip laser with polycrystalline gain media, solid solutions of neodymium-doped YAG and YSAG," The 5th International Meeting of Pacific Rim Ceramic Societies, Nagoya, 04-P-06, p. 90 (2003).

  100. J. Yi, H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "Grating period and temperature dependence of OPO wavelength in 5 mol.% MgO:PPLN cavity," Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Laser Spectroscopy, vol. 11, no. 3, Daejeon, Korea, November 7-8, pp. 116-119 (2003).

  101. J. Saikawa, and T. Taira, "Mode-locked Yb:YAG lasers by using SHG nonlinear mirror," The 5th Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Taiwan, December 15-19, (2003).

  102. I. Shoji, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, "Reduction of the thermal load in highly Nd3+-doped ceramic YAG by laser oscillation," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1-4 February 2004, MB1 (2004).

  103. J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, I. Shoji, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Passively mode-locked Nd3+-doped Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1-4 February 2004, TuB17 (2004).

  104. T. Dascalu, N. Pavel, M. Tsunekane, and T. Taira, "Continuous-wave 90-W output power diode edge-pumped microchip composite Yb:YAG laser," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1-4 February 2004, WA2 (2004).

  105. J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopic properties and efficient laser performances of Yb3+-doped Y3ScAl4O12 ceramics," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1-4 February 2004, WB1 (2004).

  106. Y. Sato, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "Near quantum limit laser oscillation and spectroscopic properties of Nd:GdVO4 single crystal," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1-4 February 2004, WB5 (2004).

  107. Y. Sato, T. Taira, O. Nakamura, and Y. Furukawa, "Spectroscopic properties of heavily Nd3+-doped GGG and NdGG single crystals," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1-4 February 2004, WB6 (2004).

  108. N. Pavel, I. Shoji, T. Taira, K. Mizuuchi, A. Morikawa, T. Sugita, and K. Yamamoto, "High-power green generation at room temperature in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 by frequency doubling of a diode end-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1-4 February 2004, WD3 (2004).

  109. T. Taira, "Promise of QPM-MgO:LiNbO3 devices: fabrication process and highly efficient wavelength conversion at room temperature," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2004, San Francisco, California, USA, May 16-21, CMA4 (2004). (Invited)

  110. H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "High energy optical parametric oscillation using 3-mm-thick periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2004, San Francisco, California, USA, May 16-21, CTuA3 (2004).

  111. J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Passively mode-locked Yb3+-doped Y3ScAl4O12 ceramic laser," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2004, San Francisco, California, USA, May 16-21, CTuT6 (2004).

  112. T. Dascalu, M. Tsunekane, and T. Taira, "Investigation of temperature distribution and phase distortion in high-power diode edge-pumped microchip composite Yb:YAG laser," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2004, San Francisco, California, USA, May 16-21, CThT56 (2004).

  113. N. Pavel, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, "Continuous-wave high-power Nd:YAG-KNbO3 blue laser at room temperature," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2004, San Francisco, California, USA, May 16-21, CThT65 (2004).

  114. Y. Sato, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "Comparative study of Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:YVO4: laser oscillation under 808-nm and 879-nm pumping," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2004, San Francisco, California, USA, May 16-21, CThJJ7 (2004).

  115. N. Pavel, I. Shoji, T. Taira, K. Mizuuchi, A. Morikawa, T. Sugita, and K. Yamamoto, "1-W green generation by frequency-doubling of a diode end-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser in a bulk periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 at room temperature," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2004, San Francisco, California, USA, May 16-21, CFE4 (2004).

  116. N. Pavel, T. Taira, K. Mizuuchi, A. Morikawa, T. Sugita, and K. Yamamoto, "Continuous-wave ultraviolet generation at 354 nm in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3," Nonlinear Optics:Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, Waikoloa, Hawaii, Aug. 2-6, TuA2 (2004).

  117. N. Pavel, T. Taira, Y. Tamaoki, and H. Kan, "Continuous-wave high-power intracavity frequency-doubled Nd:GdVO4-LBO green laser," Nonlinear Optics Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, Waikoloa, Hawaii, Aug. 2-6, WD6 (2004).

  118. J. Wisdom, R. Gaume, S. Wong, T. Plettner, R. Route, R. Feigelson, M. Digonnet, R.L. Byer, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Transparent Ceramic Fabrication, performance and characterization at Stanford University," Stanford Photonics Research Center (SPRC), 2004 Annual Report, Stanford University, September 13-15, pp. I-19-22 (2004).

  119. K.Kasazumi, A. Morikawa, T. Sugita, K. Mizuuchi, K. Yamamoto, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "A laser light source generating ultra-violet and green light for holographic memory system," International Symposium on Optical Memory ISOM’04, Jeju Island, Korea, October 11-15, Th-I-05, pp. 168-169 (2004).

  120. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Periodical poling in 5mm-thick MgO-doped congruent LiNbO3 crystals for high-power wavelength conversion," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vienna, Austria, 6-9 February 2005, MB26 (2005).

  121. N. Pavel, T. Taira, K. Mizuuchi, A. Morikawa, T. Sugita, and K. Yamamoto, "Continuous-wave 456-nm blue light generation in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 by single-pass frequency doubling of a 912-nm Nd:GdVO4 laser," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vienna, Austria, 6-9 February 2005, MB27 (2005).

  122. J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, O. Nakamura, and Y. Furukawa, "Efficient 1341-nm laser emission and heat generation characteristics in Nd:GdVO4 laser under direct 879-nm pumping," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vienna, Austria, 6-9 February 2005, MB48 (2005).

  123. Y. Sato, J. Saikawa, T. Taira, O. Nakamura, and Y. Furukawa, "Spectroscopic properties of Yb:GdVO4 single crystal: Stark levels, selection rules, and polarized cross sections," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vienna, Austria, 6-9 February 2005, MF8 (2005).

  124. N. Pavel, Y. Sato, T. Taira, Y. Tamaoki, and H. Kan, "Generation of 5W continuous-wave green power at 531 nm based on a frequency-doubled Nd:GdVO4 micro-laser pumped into the emitting level at 879 nm," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vienna, Austria, 6-9 February 2005, MF19 (2005).

  125. M. Tsunekane, T. Dascalu, and T. Taira, "High-power operation of diode edge-pumped, composite microchip Yb:YAG laser with ceramic pump wave-guide," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vienna, Austria, 6-9 February 2005, TuB43 (2005).

  126. T. Taira, "Edge pumped Yb:YAG microchip laser," Advanced Lasers and Their Applications, Cheju National University, Jeju-do, South Korea, May 12-14, pp. 75-76 (2005). (Invited)

  127. R. Bhandari and T. Taira, "Widely tunable CW and Q-switched operation of thin-rod Yb:YAG laser," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2005, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 22-27, CMA6 (2005).

  128. J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, O. Nakamura, and Y. Furukawa, "Efficient 1.3-μm laser oscillation and heat generation characteristics in Nd:GdVO4 laser under direct pumping into 4F3/2 emitting level," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2005, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 22-27, CMS6 (2005).

  129. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Fabrication and characterization of 5-mm-thick periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 device," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2005, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 22-27, CFC7 (2005).

  130. J. Yi, H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji, T. Taira, and S. Kurimura, "Generation of Mid-IR laser by PPMgLN OPO/DFG configuration," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2005, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 22-27, JTuC11 (2005).

  131. Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopic properties of all-ceramic composite with layer-by-layer of Nd:Y3Al5O12 and Nd:Y3ScAl4O12," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2005, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 22-27, JTuC28 (2005).

  132. N. Pavel, T. Taira, M. Iwai, T. Yoshino, and M. Imaeda, "Deep blue generation at 456 nm in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 ridge-type waveguide by single-pass frequency doubling of a Nd:GdVO4 micro-laser," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2005, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 22-27, JTuC30 (2005).

  133. M. Tsunekane, T. Dascalu, and T. Taira, "High-power, diode edge-pumped, single-crystal Yb:YAG/ceramic YAG composite microchip Yb:YAG laser for material processing," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2005, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 22-27, CTuZ3 (2005). (Invited)

  134. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "High-energy optical-parametric oscillator by using 5 mm x 5 mm aperture periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3," CLEO/EUROPE 2005, Munich, Germany, June 12-17, CD4-1-MON (2005).

  135. T. Dascalu and T. Taira, "Highly efficient new pumping configuration for microchip solid state laser," CLEO/EUROPE 2005, Munich, Germany, June 12-17, CA7-2-THU (2005).

  136. Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "Designing of spectroscopic characteristics in all-ceramic composite with layer-by-layer of Nd:Y3ScAl4O12 and Nd:Y3Al5O12," CLEO/EUROPE 2005, Munich, Germany, June 12-17, CA-14-MON (2005).

  137. N. Pavel, T. Taira, M. Iwai, T. Yoshino, and M. Imaeda, "Blue generation at 456 nm by single-pass frequency-doubling of a Nd:GdVO4  micro-laser in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 ridge-type waveguide," CLEO/EUROPE 2005, Munich, Germany, June 12-17, CA-18-MON (2005).

  138. N. Pavel and T. Taira, "Efficient 1.06 and 1.34-µm laser emission of highly-doped Nd:YAG under 885-nm diode pumping into the emitting level," CLEO/EUROPE 2005, Munich, Germany, June 12-17, CA-19-MON (2005).

  139. R. Bhandari, T. Kamiya, and T. Taira, "Widely tunable and high repetition rate Q-switching in Yb:YAG laser," CLEO/EUROPE 2005, Munich, Germany, June 12-17, CA-20-MON (2005).

  140. N. Pavel and T. Taira, "High-power multi-pass pumped microchip Nd:GdVO4 laser," CLEO/PR 2005, Tokyo, Japan, July 11-15, CTuI3-5, pp. 275-276 (2005).

  141. T. Taira, "Laser operation with near quantum-defect slope efficiency in Nd-vanadate lasers," CLEO/PR 2005, Tokyo, Japan, July 11-15, CWI2-1-INV, pp. 613-614 (2005). (Invited)

  142. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Hybrid process for measurement of spectroscopic properties of Nd:GdVO4," CLEO/PR 2005, Tokyo, Japan, July 11-15, CW12-5, pp. 622-623 (2005).

  143. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Quasi-phase matched optical-parametric oscillation by using 5 mm-thick periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3," CLEO/PR 2005, Tokyo, Japan, July 11-15, QWL2-4, pp. 649-650 (2005).

  144. N. Pavel, V. Lupei, and T. Taira, "Efficient laser emission at 1.3 µm and thermal effects in Nd:YAG under diode pumping into the 4F3/2 emitting level," CLEO/PR 2005, Tokyo, Japan, July 11-15, CThI1-5, pp. 1174-1175 (2005). 

  145. H. Sakai, A. Sone, H. Kan, and T. Taira, "Diode-pumped passively Q-switched high-brightness microchip lasers," CLEO/PR 2005, Tokyo, Japan, July 11-15, CThI2-2, pp. 1246-1247 (2005).

  146. S. Hayashi, K. Shindo, H. Sakai, H. Kan, T. Taira, and K. Kawase, "Terahertz-wave parametric generator pumped by a microchip Nd:YAG laser," CLEO/PR 2005, Tokyo, Japan, July 11-15, JFH4-1, pp. 1755-1756 (2005).

  147. T. Taira, "The promise of laser ceramics as high power microchip laser," International Symposium, Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics 2005, High-field Laser Physics (NWP-2), St.-Petersburg-Nyzhny Novgorod, Russia, 2-9 August, pp. 127-128 (2005). (Invited)

  148. A. Ikesue, K. Yoshida, T. Kamimura, Y.L. Aung, and T. Taira, "Ceramic lasers of normal and composite type," E-MRS 2005 Fall Meeting, 1st International Laser Ceramics Symposium, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, September 5-9, p. 225 (2005). (Invited)

  149. T. Taira, "Ceramic micro solid-state lasers," E-MRS 2005 Fall Meeting, 1st International Laser Ceramics Symposium, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, September 5-9, p. 228 (2005). (Invited)

  150. T. Taira, "Thick periodically poled MgO-doped LiNbO3 device and their applications," The 18th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers & Electro-Optics Society (LEOS 2005), Hilton Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 23-27 October, WF5, pp. 497-498 (2005). (Invited)

  151. H. Sakai, A. Sone, H. Kan and T. Taira, "Polarization stabilizing for diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YAG microchip lasers," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nevada, USA, January 29-February 1, MD2 (2006).

  152. Y. Sato, T. Taira and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopic properties and laser emission in layer-by-layer type Nd:Y3ScAl4O12 / Nd:Y3Al5O12 composite ceramics," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nevada, USA, January 29-February 1, TuB3 (2006).

  153. H. Ishizuki, J. Saikawa and T. Taira, "100mJ output optical parametric oscillation using periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nevada, USA, January 29-February 1, TuC3 (2006).

  154. L. Gheorghe, V. Lupei, P. Loiseau, G. Aka and T. Taira, "Crystal growth of Gd1-XRXCa4O(BO3)3 (R = Sc or Lu) for non critical phase matched (NCPM) second harmonic generation (SHG) at 800 nm," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nevada, USA, January 29-February 1, WB2 (2006).

  155. R. Bhandari, T. Kamiya and T. Taira, "Long-pulse Q-switched operation of tunable micro-rod Yb:YAG laser," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nevada, USA, January 29-February 1, WB7 (2006).

  156. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "300 W CW operation of diode edge-pumped, composite single crystal Yb:YAG/ceramic YAG microchip laser," OSA Topical meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nevada, USA, January 29-February 1, WE4 (2006).

  157. T. Taira and M. Tsunekane, " High-power edge-pumped Yb:YAG single crystal/YAG ceramics hybrid microchip laser," Defense & Security Symposium 2006, SPIE, Orland, Florida USA, 17 April, 6216-08 (2006). (Invited)

  158. T. Taira, Y. Sato, J. Saikawa and A. Ikesue, "Spectroscopic properties and laser operation of RE3+-ion doped garnet materials," Defense & Security Symposium 2006, SPIE, Orland, Florida USA, 18 April, 6216-21 (2006).

  159. S. Hayashi, H. Minamide, T. Ikari, Y. Ogawa, T. Shibuya, K. Shindo, H. Sakai, H. Kan, T. Taira, H. Ito, C. Otani, and K. Kawase, "Compact terahertz-wave parametric generators," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2006, Long Beach, CA, USA, May 21-26, CTuGG2 (2006).

  160. T. Taira, Y. Matsuoka, H. Sakai, A. Sone, and H. Kan, "Passively Q-switched Nd:YAG microchip laser over 1-MW peak output power for micro drilling," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2006, Long Beach, CA, USA, May 21-26, CWF6 (2006).

  161. J. Saikawa, M. Fujii, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "High-energy, narrow-bandwidth 2-µm optical parametric oscillator/power amplifier based on periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2006, Long Beach, CA, USA, May 21-26, CThG3 (2006).

  162. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Thermal properties of Y3Al5O12, GdVO4, and YVO4," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2006, Long Beach, CA, USA, May 21-26, JThC30 (2006).

  163. T. Dascalu and T. Taira, "Highly efficient pumping configuration for microchip solid-state laser," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2006, Long Beach, CA, USA, May 21-26, JThC31 (2006).

  164. H. Ishizuki, J. Saikawa and T. Taira, "High-energy optical parametric oscillator by using 5mm-thick periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3," 23rd International Laser Radar Conference, Nara, Japan, 24-28 July, 2P-20 (2006).

  165. T. Taira, "High brightness-temperature micro-lasers," ROMOPTO 2006, Sibiu, Romania, August 28-31, I.I.3 (2006). (Invited)

  166. T. Dascalu, T. Taira, "Non linear mirror mode locking operation of edge pumped Yb:YAG/YAG laser," ROMOPTO 2006, Sibiu, Romania, August 28-31, I.O.3 (2006).

  167. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Comparison of thermal conductivity in YAG between polycrystalline ceramics and single crystals," Frontiers in Optics 2006, The 90th OSA Annual Meeting, Rochester, New York, USA, October 8-12, FMK2 (2006).

  168. T. Taira, Y. Sato, J. Saikawa and A. Ikesue, "Characteristics of RE3+-ion doped garnet ceramics," Frontiers in Optics 2006, 2nd Laser Ceramic Symposium 2006, Tokyo, Nov.10-11, 10aAS5 (2006). (Invited)

  169. M. Tsunekane, and T. Taira, ">400W CW operation of diode edge-pumped, composite all-ceramic Yb:YAG microchip laser," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vancouver, Canada, January 28-31, MA2 (2007).

  170. H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "Comparative study on the coercive field in undoped and MgO-doped congruent LiNbO3," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vancouver, Canada, January 28-31, MB7 (2007).

  171. J. Saikawa, M. Miyazaki, M. Fujii, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "Difference frequency generation in a ZnGeP2 crystal pumped by a large aperture periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 optical parametric system," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vancouver, Canada, January 28-31, MB8 (2007).

  172. T. Suzudo, Y. Satoh, M. Hiroi, H. Mifune, Y. Sato, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, O. Nakamura, S. Watanabe, and Y. Furukawa, "Diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 microchip laser with a single-pass green generation in PPMgLN," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vancouver, Canada, January 28-31, TuC3 (2007).

  173. S. Hayashi, T. Shibuya, H. Sakai, H. Kan, T. Taira, Y. Ogawa, C. Otani, and Kawase, "Terahertz-wave parametric generation pumped by microchip Nd:YAG laser," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vancouver, Canada, January 28-31, TuC7 (2007).

  174. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Thermal conductivities of polycrystalline Nd3+- and Yb3+-doped Y3Al5O12 ceramics," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vancouver, Canada, January 28-31, WB16 (2007).

  175. M. Matsukura, O. Nakamura, S. Watanabe, A. Miyamoto, Y. Furukawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, T. Suzudo, and H. Mifune, "Core-clad-type composites of Nd:GdVO4 single crystal grown by the double die EFG method," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vancouver, Canada, January 28-31, WC3 (2007).

  176. T. Taira, "High brightness-temperature micro-lasers," Defense & Security Symposium 2007, Orland, Florida USA, April 9-13, 6552-13 (2007).

  177. M. Tsunekane, and T. Taira, "High-power CW operation and beam quality of a diode edge-pumped, composite all-ceramic Yb:YAG microchip laser," CLEO 2007, Baltimore, MD, USA, May 6-11, CThDD3 (2007).

  178. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Thermo-optical and –mechanical parameters of Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:YVO4," CLEO 2007, Baltimore, MD, USA, May 6-11, JWA87 (2007).

  179. J. Saikawa, M. Fujii, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "High-energy periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 optical parametric system with a Bragg grating," CLEO 2007, Baltimore, MD, USA, May 6-11, CTuK5 (2007).

  180. Y. Sato, T. Taira, T. Suzudo, and H. Mifune, "Laser properties of composite Nd:GdVO4 single crystal grown by the double die EFG method," CLEO 2007, Baltimore, MD, USA, May 6-11, CFA2 (2007).

  181. N. Ishii, X. Gu, T. Fuji, M. Schultze, V. Pervak, R. Holzwarth, R. Butkus, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, R. Hartmann, S. Roither, M. Kitzler, A. Baltuska, A. Piskarskas, and Ferenc Krausz, "Development of a few-cycle infrared OPCPA system and its use in high-harmonic generation," CLEO 2007, Baltimore, MD, USA, May 6-11, CMK2 (2007).

  182. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Highly thermal-shock-resistant operation of diode edge-pumped, composite all-ceramic Yb:YAG microchip lasers," CLEO/Europe 2007, Munich, Germany, June 17-22, CA-6-MON (2007).

  183. T. Dascalu, Y. Oishi, M. Tsunekane, K. Midorikawa and T. Taira, "Thermally induced birefringence in edge-pumped microchip Yb:YAG ceramic," CLEO/Europe 2007, Munich, Germany, June 17-22, CA-32-MON (2007).

  184. T. Taira, "High power, tunable microchip lasers," CLEO/Europe 2007, Munich, Germany, June 17-22, CA3-3-MON (2007). (Invited)

  185. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "The study of thermo-mechanical and –optical properties of GdVO4 and YVO4," CLEO/Europe 2007, Munich, Germany, June 17-22, CA7-5-WED (2007).

  186. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Mg-doped congruent LiTaO3 for high power quasi-phase matching device," CLEO/Europe 2007, Munich, Germany, June 17-22, CE7-3-THU (2007).

  187. T. Taira, "Ceramic lasers," Journées Nationales des Cristaux pour l’Optique (JNCO), OPTIQUE Grenoble 2007, Campus universitaire de St-Martin d’Hères, Grenoble, France, July 2-5, JNCO-JE1 (2007). (Invited)

  188. Y. Petit, B. Boulanger, P. Segonds, and T. Taira, "Le quasi-accord de phase angulaire dans PPLN," Journées Nationales des Cristaux pour l’Optique (JNCO), OPTIQUE Grenoble 2007, Campus universitaire de St-Martin d’Hères, Grenoble, France, July 2-5, JNCO-JE6 (2007).

  189. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Study on the field-poling dynamics in Mg-doped LiNbO3 and LiTaO3," Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications (NLO), Kona, Hawaii, July 30-August 3, WE35 (2007).

  190. J. Saikawa, M. Fujii, H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "High-energy, narrow-bandwidth periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator with a volume Bragg grating," Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications (NLO), Kona, Hawaii, July 30-August 3, FA3 (2007).

  191. M. Tsunekane, T. Inohara, A. Ando, K. Kanehara, and T. Taira, "High peak power, passively Q-switched Cr:YAG/Nd:YAG micro-laser for ignition of engines," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nara, Japan, January 27-30, MB4 (2008).

  192. Y Oishi, T. Dascalu, K. Midorikawa and T. Taira, "Thermal-birefringence-induced local depolarization in thin YAG ceramics," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nara, Japan, January 27-30, MC15 (2008).

  193. K. Yamaoka, M. Sasaki, R. Koseki, and T. Taira, "AO Q-switching operation in edge-pumped composite all-ceramic Yb:YAG microchip laser," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nara, Japan, January 27-30, MC17 (2008).

  194. R. Bhushan, H. Yoshida, K. Tsubakimoto, H. Fujita, M. Nakatsuka, N. Miyanaga, Y. Izawa, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "Efficient wavelength conversion based on periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nara, Japan, January 27-30, MC27 (2008).

  195. S. Hayashi, T. Shibuya, H. Sakai, H. Kan, T. Taira, Y. Ogawa, C. Otani, and K. Kawase, "Tunable terahertz-wave parametric generation pumped by microchip Nd:YAG laser," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nara, Japan, January 27-30, MC30 (2008).

  196. J. Saikawa, M. Miyazaki, M. Fujii, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "Tunable, narrow-bandwidth Mid-IR generation in ZnGeP2 crystals pumped by a large aperture periodically poled Mg doped LiNbO3 optical parametric system," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nara, Japan, January 27-30, MC46 (2008).

  197. X. Gu, G. Marcus, Y. Deng, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, M. Schultze, T. Taira, R. Hartmann, S. Roither, M. Kitzler, A. Baltuska, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, "A few-cycle sub-millijoule infrared OPCPA system and its application in high-harmonic generation," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nara, Japan, January 27-30, TuA4 (2008).

  198. T. Suzudo, M. Hiroi, Y. Higashi, Y. Satoh, Y. Sato, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, and Y. Furukawa, "9.6-W cw green output from diode edge-pumped composite vanadate microchip laser with small packaged volume," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nara, Japan, January 27-30, WD4 (2008).

  199. K. Xu, P. loiseau, G. Aka, and T. Taira, "A promising NLO crystal for UV light generation: Ca5(BO3)3F," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nara, Japan, January 27-30, WD5 (2008).

  200. T. Fujikawa, K. Akihama, M. Ebina, and T. Taira, "Laser-induced breakdown of air with double-pulse excitation," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nara, Japan, January 27-30, WE1 (2008).

  201. Y. Sato, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "A study of a thermal conductivity: a general model for optical materials," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nara, Japan, January 27-30, WE19 (2008).

  202. K. Tojo, N. Ishigaki, A. Kadoya, K. Watanabe, Y. Ido, and T. Taira, "Intra-cavity frequency tripling in actively Q-switched miniature Nd:YVO4 laser for MALDI/TOFMS," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nara, Japan, January 27-30, WE35 (2008).

  203. H. Sakai, A. Sone, H. Kan, and T. Taira, "High brightness diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YAG microchip laser with amplifier," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Nara, Japan, January 27-30, WE38 (2008).

  204. Y. Sato, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "Novel model of thermal conductivity for optical materials," The 6th Asia Pacific Laser Symposium (APLS 2008), Nagoya, Japan, January 30-February 1, 31Bp8 (2008).

  205. T. Taira, Y. Sato, "Thermal conductivity model of optical materials," SPIE Defense & Security 2008, Orland, Florida, USA, March 16-20, 6952-13 (2008). (Invited)

  206. J. Saikawa, M. Miyazaki, M. Fujii, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, "Tunable, narrow-bandwidth difference frequency generation in ZnGeP2 crystals pumped by a large aperture periodically poled Mg doped LiNbO3 optical parametric system," ILLMC2008, Yokohama, Japan, April 23-25, 23-TP1-3 (2008).

  207. M. Tsunekane, T. Inohara, A. Ando, K. Kanehara, and T. Taira, "Compact, high peak power, passively Q-switched micro-laser for igniion of engines," CLEO 2008, San Jose, California, USA, May 4-9, CFJ4 (2008).

  208. Y. Satoh, Y. Higashi, M. Hiroi, T. Suzudo, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "Over 10W single-pass second harmonic green light generation with periodically poled MgO doped congruent LiNbO3," CLEO 2008, San Jose, California, USA, May 4-9, CFK2 (2008).

  209. Y. Petit, B. Boulanger, P. Segonds, P. Brand, C. Felix, B. Menaert, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "Angular quasi-phase-matching in MgO:PPLN," CLEO 2008, San Jose, California, USA, May 4-9, CFK7 (2008).

  210. Y. Oishi, T. Dascalu, K. Midorikawa, and T. Taira, "Thermally induced local-depolarization in thin YAG ceramics for high-power lasers," CLEO 2008, San Jose, California, USA, May 4-9, CFQ5 (2008).

  211. K. Tojo, N. Ishigaki, A. Kadoya, K. Watanabe, K. Tokuda, and T. Taira, "Intra-cavity frequency tripling in actively Q-switched ceramic Nd:YAG micro-laser," CLEO 2008, San Jose, California, USA, May 4-9, CThX3 (2008).

  212. S. Hayashi, T. Shibuya, H. Sakai, T. Taira, C. Otani, Y. Ogawa, and K. Kawase "Palmtop terahertz-wave parametric generator with wide tunability," CLEO 2008, San Jose, California, USA, May 4-9, CTuHH7 (2008).

  213. J. Saikawa, M. Miyazaki, M. Fujii, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "Narrow-bandwidth Mid-IR generation based on a large aperture periodically poled Mg-doped LiNbO3 optical parametric pump system," CLEO 2008, San Jose, California, USA, May 4-9, CTuII4 (2008).

  214. Y. Sato, J. Akiyama, and T. Taira, "Novel model on thermal conductivity in laser media: Dependence on rare-earth concentration," CLEO 2008, San Jose, California, USA, May 4-9, CTuQ7 (2008).

  215. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Mg-doped congruent LiTaO3 crystal for large-aperture quasi-phase matching device," CLEO 2008, San Jose, California, USA, May 4-9, CWG1 (2008).

  216. T. Taira, "Ceramic lasers and ceramic-crystal lasers," 4th International Workshop on Crystal Growth Technology (IWCGT-4), Beatenberg, Switzerland, May 18-25 (2008). (Invited)

  217. T. Taira, "Ceramic microchip lasers," 17th International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS’08), NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, June 30-July 4, p. 229 (2008). (Invited)

  218. K. Xu, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, R. Maillard, A. Maillard, and T. Taira, "Nonlinear optical properties of Ca5(BO3)3F," 3rd EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference, Paris, France, August 31 - September 5, tup.11 (2008).

  219. Y. Petit, B. Boulanger, P. Segonds, P. Brand, C. Felix, B. Menaert, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "Angular quasi-phase-matching: A new concept," 3rd EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference, Paris, France, August 31 - September 5, thp.20 (2008).

  220. M. Tsunekane, T. Inohara, A. Ando, K. Kanehara, and T. Taira, "Compact and high-brightness passively q-switched Cr:YAG/Nd:YAG laser for ignition of engines," 3rd EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference, Paris, France, August 31 - September 5, frob.2 (2008). : D. G. Rowe,” OUT OF THE LAB: Lasers for engine ignition,” Nature photonics, vol. 2, no. 9, 515 (2008).

  221. T. Taira, "High brightness ceramic microchip laser and its application," 4th Laser Ceramics Symposium (2008LCS), Shanghai, China, November 10-14, TCCA-19 (2008). (Invited)

  222. B. Boulanger, P. Brand, Y. Petit, P. Segonds, C. Felix, B. Menaert, T. Taira, and H. Ishizuki, "Angular quasi-phase-matching: theory and experiments," LASE 2009, SPIE Photonics West, San Jose, California, USA, January 24-29(2009). (Invited)

  223. J. Akiyama, Y. Sato, and T. Taira, "New generation of laser ceramics with anisotropic materials," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Denver, Colorado, USA, February 2-4, MF1 (2009). (Post-Deadline Paper)

  224. G. Masada, K. Nagashima, H. Yonezawa, T. Suzudo, Y. Satoh, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, and A. Furusawa, "Generation of squeezed states of light at 860 nm with periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 crystal," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Denver, Colorado, USA, February 2-4, TuC2 (2009).

  225. P. Brand, B. Boulanger, P. Segonds, Y. Petit, C. Félix, B. Ménaert, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, "Angular quasi-phase-matched SHG and DFG in a 7% MgO:PPLN crystal sphere," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Denver, Colorado, USA, February 2-4, TuC3 (2009).

  226. P. Loiseau, G. Aka, G. Gheorghe, and T. Taira, "1W of 902 nm laser emission of neodymium doped strontium and lanthanum aluminate (Nd:ASL), under a fiber coupled diode laser pumping source," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Denver, Colorado, USA, February 2-4, WB12 (2009).

  227. Y. Sato, T. Taira, and A. Ikesue, "A study on influences of Nd3+-doping concentration upon spectroscopic properties of Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramics," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Denver, Colorado, USA, February 2-4, WB18 (2009).

  228. T. Taira, "High brightness microchip lasers," Cheju National University, Jeju-do, South Korea, May 6-9 (2009). (Invited)

  229. Y. Sato, T. Taira, V. Smirnov, L. Glebova, and L. Glebov, "Spectroscopic characteristics of Nd3+-doped photo-thermo-refractive glass," CLEO 2009, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 31-June 5, CTuFF5 (2009).

  230. H. Ishizuki, J. Saikawa, and T. Taira, "Broadly and continuously tunable, high-energy optical parametric system by angular tuning of tilted QPM structures," CLEO 2009, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 31-June 5, CThZ1 (2009).

  231. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Temperature and polarization dependences of Cr:YAG transmission for passive Q-switching," CLEO 2009, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 31-June 5, JTuD8 (2009).

  232. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "High temperature operation of passively Q-switched, Cr:YAG/Nd:YAG micro-laser for ignition of engines," CLEO/Europe 2009, Munich, Germany, June 14-19, CA.P.30 (2009).

  233. J. Akiyama, Y. Sato, and T. Taira, "New fabrication process of anisotropic laser ceramics," CLEO/Europe 2009, Munich, Germany, June 14-19, CA9.3 (2009). (Invited)

  234. Y. Sato and and T. Taira, V. Smirnov, L. Glebova and L. Glebov, "The study of spectroscopic properties of Nd: PTR glass," CLEO/Europe 2009, Munich, Germany, June 14-19, CA9.4 (2009).

  235. T. Taira, "Ignition of automotive engine by micro-lasers," The 5th International Congress on Laser Advanced Materials Processing (LAMP 2009), Kobe, Japan, June 29-July 2, LPM 7-3, #345 (2009). (Invited)

  236. P. Brand, B. Boulanger, P. Segonds, Y. Petit, C. Felix, B. Menaert, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, "Experimental validation of angular quasi-phase-matching," Nonlinear Optics (NLO) 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 12-19, NMD6 (2009).

  237. G. Masada, M. Ueda, T. Suzudo, Y. Sato, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, A. Furusawa, "Characterization of nonlinear optical properties of periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 crystal and generation of squeezed states of light at 860nm," Nonlinear Optics (NLO) 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 12-19, NWE2 (2009).

  238. H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, "Mg-doped congruent LiTaO3 and LiNbO3 for highly efficient and high power/energy QPM optical-parametric systems," Nonlinear Optics (NLO) 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 12-19, NThB5 (2009).

  239. T. Taira, J. Akiyama, and Y. Sato, "Fabrication and characterization of anisotropic laser ceramics," 18th International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS’09), Barcelona, Spain, July 13-July 17 (2009). (Invited)

  240. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Thermal conductivity in solid-state laser materials: general model and dependence on rare-earth concentration," CLEO/PR 2009, Shanghai, China, Aug. 30-Sep. 3, TuD3-1 (2009). (Invited)

  241. N. Pavel, M. Tsunekane, and T. Taira, "Passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG laser with a volume Bragg grating," ROMOPTO 2009, Sibiu, Romania, August 31-September 3, I.O.1 (2009).

  242. N. Pavel, M. Tsunekane, and T. Taira, "High peak-power passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG lasers," ROMOPTO 2009, Sibiu, Romania, August 31-September 3, I.P.2 (2009).

  243. T. Taira, "Ceramic laser materials ," Ultrafast Optics / High Field Short Wavelength 2009, Arcachon, France, August 31-September 4, in proceedings of UFO VII, pp. 151-153 (2009). (Keynote Talk)

  244. T. Matsushita, A. Sugita and T. Taira, "Design of mode-locked oscillator using edge-pumped all-ceramic Yb:YAG microchip laser," 5th Laser Ceramics Symposium (2009LCS), Bilbao, Spain, December 9-11, I-4 (2009). (Invited)

  245. T. Taira, "Bulk quasi-phase-matched device: large aperture PPMgLN and PPMgLT," SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, USA, January 26-28, 7582-37 (2010). (Invited Paper)

  246. J. Akiyama and T. Taira, "Development of anisotropic transparent ceramics for laser media," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2010, San Diego, USA, January 31 – February 3, ATub3 (2010).

  247. N. Pavel, M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG laser with a volume bragg gratings output coupler," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2010, San Diego, USA, January 31 – February 3, AWB18 (2010).

  248. A. Sugita, T. Matsushita and T. Taira, "Design of high average power mode-locked oscillator based on edge-pumped all ceramic Yb:YAG/YAG microchip," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2010, San Diego, USA, January 31 – February 3, AWB24 (2010).

  249. M. Tsunekane, T. Taira, T. Inohara and K. Kanehara "Efficient ignition of a real automobile engine by a high brightness, passively Q-switched Cr:YAG/Nd:YAG micro-laser," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2010, San Diego, USA, January 31 – February 3, AWE7 (2010).

  250. T. Taira, "The promise of giant micro photonics," SOLID STATE LASERS. 50 YEARS AFTER, Tarragona, SPAIN, March 19-20 (2010). (Invited)

  251. T. Taira, "Next generation of laser ceramics toward giant micro-photonics, " The 7th Asia Pacific Laser Symposium (APLS2010), Jeju Island, South Korea, May 11-15, Fr-R2-1 (2010). (Invited)

  252. Y. Sato, T. Taira, V. Smirnov, L. Glebova and L. Glebov, "Laser oscillation of Nd3+ -doped photo-thermo-refractive glass under diode laser pumping," The Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2010), San Jose, USA, May 16 – 21, CTuJ4 (2010).

  253. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Continuously tunable, high-energy mid-infrared optical-parametric oscillation by angular tuning of PPMgLN with tilted QPM structures," The Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2010), San Jose, USA, May 16 – 21, JTuD73 (2010).

  254. N. Pavel, M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG micro-laser controlled by volume bragg gratings," The Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2010), San Jose, USA, May 16 – 21, JTuD117 (2010).

  255. T. Taira, "Giant micro-photonics: domain controlled optical materials," 4th International Workshop on Photonic and Electronic Materials, San Sebastian, Spain, July 5-7, pp. 40-41 (2010). (Invited)

  256. T. Taira, "Advanced laser ceramics toward giant micro photonics," The 16th international conference on crystal growth/14th international conference on vapor growth and epitaxy (ICCG-16/ICVGE-14)), Beijing, China, August 8-13 (2010). (Invited) 

  257. N. Pavel, M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG laser with enhanced performances and wavelength tuning by a volume bragg grating," 4th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference, Hamburg, Germany, August 29 - September 3, TuP1 (2010).

  258. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Diode edge-pumped, composite ceramic Nd:YAG microchip laser with Sm:YAG pump waveguide," 4th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference, Hamburg, Germany, August 29 - September 3, WeP8 (2010).

  259. T. Taira, "Micro solid-state photonics – new photonics by micro-domain controlled materials," E-MRS 2010 Fall Meeting, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, September 13-17 (2010). (Invited)

  260. T. Taira, "Laser ignition of combustion engines for cleaner vehicles (Plenary)," ICALEO – International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics, Anaheim, CA, USA, September 26-30, P2 (2010). (Plenary Talk)

  261. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Diode edge-pumped, composite ceramic Nd:YAG/Sm:YAG microchip lasers," Frontiers in Optics 2010, Rochester, NY, USA, October 24 - 28, FThG3 (2010).

  262. T. Taira, "Anisotropic ceramics as a next generation laser," 6th Laser Ceramics Symposium, Munster, Germany, December 6-8, P. 21 (2010). (Invited)

  263. P. Loiseau, T. Taira and, G. Aka, "Review and evaluation of the nonlinear capabilities of RECOB (RE = Y, Gd) oxyborate crystals for SHG," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP), Istanbul, Turkey, February 13-16, ATuB08 (2011).

  264. T. Taira, "Anisotropic laser ceramics toward giant micro‐photonics," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP), Istanbul, Turkey, February 13-16, ATuE1 (2011). (Invited)

  265. J. Akiyama and T. Taira, "Fabrication of rare‐earth patterned laser ceramics by use of gradient magnetic field," OSA Topical Meeting on Advances in Optical Materials (AIOM), Istanbul, Turkey, February 16-18, AIWA3 (2011).

  266. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Influence of Nd3+‐concentration on laser transitions in Nd:YAG," OSA Topical Meeting on Advances in Optical Materials (AIOM), Istanbul, Turkey, February 16-18, AIThA6 (2011).

  267. N. Pavel, M. Tsunekane, K. Kanehara and T. Taira, "Composite all-ceramics, passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG monolithic micro-laser with two-beam output for multi-point ignition," The Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO 2011), Baltimore, USA, May 1 – 6, CMP1 (2011). (OSA Press Release, Presentation done by T. Taira)

  268. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Detailed fluorescent study of Nd:YAG dependent on doping concentration," The Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO 2011), Baltimore, USA, May 1 – 6, CMP6 (2011).

  269. J. Akiyama and T. Taira, "First demonstration of rare-earth-doped anisotropic ceramic laser," CLEO/Europe 2011, Munich, Germany, May 22-26, CA1.1 SUN (2011).

  270. N. Pavel, M. Tsunekane, and T. Taira, "Passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG all-ceramics, composite, monolithic micro-lasers with multi-beam output for laser ignition," CLEO/Europe 2011, Munich, Germany, May 22-26, CA7.1 MON (2011).

  271. R. Bhandari and T. Taira, "6MW peak power at 532 nm by using linearly polarized passively Q-switched microchip laser," CLEO/Europe 2011, Munich, Germany, May 22-26, CA7.6 MON (2011).

  272. S. Joly and T. Taira, "Novel method for pulse control in Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched microchip laser," CLEO/Europe 2011, Munich, Germany, May 22-26, CA8.1 TUE (2011).

  273. P. Loiseau, T. Taira, and G. Aka "SHG capabilities of RECOB (RE=Y, Gd) oxyborate crystals," CLEO/Europe 2011, Munich, Germany, May 22-26, CE.P.21 WED (2011).

  274. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Characterization of high-energy optical-parametric oscillation by using periodically poled Mg-doped congruent LiTaO3," CLEO/Europe 2011, Munich, Germany, May 22-26, CD9.4 THU (2011).

  275. T. Taira, "Giant microphotonics: large aperture PPMGLN," Journées Nationales des Cristaux pour l’Optique (JNCO), Optique Marseille, University of Provence, Campus St Charles, Marseille, France, July 4-7, JNCO_6, pp. 55-58 (2011). (Invited)

  276. T. Taira, "Large aperture QPM devices for giant micro-photonics," 20th International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS’11), Hotel Hollywood, Congress Centre and Hotels Ilidza, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 11-July 15, Seminar 4.3.1 (2011). (Invited).

  277. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Fabrication of slant quasi phase matching structure in Mg-doped congruent LiNbO3," 2011 Nonlinear Optics (NLO), Marriot Kauai Beach Resort, Kauai, Hawaii, July 17-22, NMA4 (2011).

  278. R. Bhandari and T. Taira, "Megawatt level UV output from <110> Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched microchip laser," 2011 Nonlinear Optics (NLO), Marriot Kauai Beach Resort, Kauai, Hawaii, July 17-22, NME2 (2011).

  279. S. Hayashi, H. Sakai, T. Taira, H. Minamide, and K. Kawase, "High‐power, single‐longitudinal‐mode terahertz‐wave generation pumped by a microchip Nd:YAG laser," 2011 Nonlinear Optics (NLO), Marriot Kauai Beach Resort, Kauai, Hawaii, July 17-22, NWE23 (2011).

  280. T. Taira, "Large aperture QPM devices toward giant micro-photonics," 22nd General Congress of the International Commission for Optics (ICO-22), William O. Jenkins Convention Centre, Puebla, Mexico, August 15-19, IAPD 1-2286226 (2011). (Keynote)

  281. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Laser performance of composite Nd:YAG/Cr:YAG ceramics for laser ignition," IQEC/CLEO Pacific Rim 2011, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia, August 28 – September 1, 4220-CT-7(2011).

  282. T. Taira, "Ceramic lasers and laser materials toward giant micro-photonics," 2nd EOS Topical Meeting on Lasers (ETML'11), Hotel la Residenza, Capri, Italy, September 26-28, [4644] (2011). (Invited)

  283. T. Taira, "Promise on microchip lasers for peening - Giant micro-photonics -," The 3rd International Conference on Laser Peening and Related Phenomena, Osaka International Convention Center –Grand Cube Osaka, Osaka, Japan, October 11-14, 11PM2-2 (2011). (Invited)

  284. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Comparative study on the temperature dependent emission cross section of Nd:YAG, Nd:YVO4, and Nd:GdVO4," Frontiers in Optics 2011, The 95th OSA Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, USA, October 16-20, FthB4 (2011).

  285. Y. Sato, J. Akiyama and T. Taira, "Spin-orbit momentum controlled anisotropic laser ceramics," Pacific-Rim Laser Damage 2011:Optical Materials for High Power Lasers, Shanghai, P.R. China, November 6-9, 8206-62 (2011). (Invited Paper)

  286. T. Taira, "Domain controlling for anisotropic laser ceramics," 7th Laser Ceramics Symposium, Singapore, November 14-17 (2011). (Invited)

  287. W. Kong and T. Taira, "Lens-less edge-pumping design for high power single mode Yb:YAG microchip laser," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP), San Diego, California, USA, January 29- February 1, AM4A.1 (2012).

  288. R. Bhandari, T. Taira, A. Miyamoto, Y. Furukawa and T. Tago, "> 3 MW peak power at 266 nm using Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG microchip laser and fluxless-grown BBO," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP), San Diego, California, USA, January 29- February 1, AT2A.1 (2012).

  289. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Temperature dependences of stimulated emission cross section in Nd:YAG, Nd:YVO4, and Nd:GdVO4," OSA Topical Meeting on Advances in Optical Materials (AIOM), San Diego, California, USA, February 1 - 3, IW3D.6 (2012).

  290. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Real plug-size, high peak power 3-beam composite ceramic laser for ignition of automobile engines," The 1st Advanced Lasers and Photon Sources (ALPS’12) co-located with OPTICS & PHOTONICS International 2012 Congress (OPIC 2012), Yokohama, Japan, April 26 – 27, ALPSp2-10 (2012).

  291. S. Hayashi, K. Nawata, T. Taira, H. Minamide, and K. Kawase, "High‐peak-power, single‐longitudinal‐mode and tunable terahertz‐wave generation pumped by a microchip Nd:YAG laser," The 1st Advanced Lasers and Photon Sources (ALPS’12) co-located with OPTICS & PHOTONICS International 2012 Congress (OPIC 2012), Yokohama, Japan, April 26 – 27, ALPS5-5 (2012).

  292. R. Bhandari and T. Taira, "Megawatt peak power green microchip laser," LDC’12, OPTICS & PHOTONICS International 2012 Congress (OPIC 2012), Yokohama, Japan, April 25 – 27, LDC5-6 (2012).

  293. W. Kong and T. Taira, "Lens-less edge-pumping high power single-mode Yb:YAG microchip laser," CLEO 2012, San Jose, California, USA, May 6-11, CTu1D.2 (2012).

  294. S. Hayashi, K. Nawata, T. Taira, H. Minamide, and K. Kawase, "High‐peak-power and narrow-linewidth terahertz‐wave generation pumped by a microchip Nd:YAG laser," CLEO 2012, San Jose, California, USA, May 6-11, CTu1B.6 (2012).

  295. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Model for the temperature dependent emission cross section of Nd laser media," CLEO 2012, San Jose, California, USA, May 6-11, CTu1D.7 (2012).

  296. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "High peak power passively Q-switched Yb:YAG micro-lasers," CLEO 2012, San Jose, California, USA, May 6-11, JW2A.27 (2012).

  297. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Fabrication of 10-mm-thick periodically poled Mg-doped congruent LiNbO3 device for high-energy wavelength conversion," CLEO 2012, San Jose, California, USA, May 6-11, CTh1B.1 (2012).

  298. R. Bhandari, T. Taira, A. Miyamoto, Y. Furukawa and T. Tago, "60% FHG efficiency from fluxless-grown BBO using Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG microchip laser," CLEO 2012, San Jose, California, USA, May 6-11, CTh1B.6 (2012).

  299. W. Kong and T. Taira, "Generation of 2D high-order Hermit-Gaussian modes, doughnut-shape mode and vortex array based on edge-pumped microchip laser," The 8th Asia Pacific Laser Symposium (APLS 2012), Huangshan City, Anhui, China, May 27-30, O1.1 (2012).

  300. T. Taira, "Microchip laser, ceramic laser toward giant micro-photonics," The 17th OptoElectronics and Communications Conference (OECC 2012), Busan, Korea, 5F2-3, July 2-6 (2012). (Invited)

  301. T. Taira, "Giant micro-photonics for laser ignitions," 2012 IEEE Photonics Society Int’l Conference on Optical MEMS & Nanophotonics (OMN 2012), Banff, Alberta, Canada, ThC1, August 6-9 (2012). (Invited)

  302. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Half-joule class, efficient optical-parametric oscillation by 10-mm-thick periodically poled Mg-doped congruent LiNbO3," 5th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, August 26-31, TuA.2 (30) (2012).

  303. V. Kemlin, D. Jegouso, J. Debray, B. Menaert , P. Segonds, B. Boulanger, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "Widely and continuously tunable optical parametric oscillator up to 4.8 microns based on 5%MgO:PPLN crystal cut as a cylinder," 5th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, August 26-31, TuA.6 (175) (2012).

  304. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "High peak power, Yb:YAG/Cr:YAG passively Q-switched microlaser," 5th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, August 26-31, FrA.5 (116) (2012).

  305. T. Taira, "Promise on giant micro-photonics for pulse-gap," Extended Abstracts, 73rd Autumn Meeting for Jpn. Society of Appl. Phys., Ehime Univ./Matsuyama Univ., Matsuyama, 13a-G2-1 (2012). (Invited)

  306. R. Bhandari and T. Taira, "High repetition rate operation of megawatt peak power microchip laser," Extended Abstracts, 73rd Autumn Meeting for Jpn. Society of Appl. Phys., Ehime Univ./Matsuyama Univ., Matsuyama, 13a-G2-4 (2012).

  307. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Theoretical Study of Manufacturing Processes for Anisotropic Laser Ceramics," Extended Abstracts, 73rd Autumn Meeting for Jpn. Society of Appl. Phys., Ehime Univ./Matsuyama Univ., Matsuyama, 13p-G2-12 (2012).

  308. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Highly-efficient, half-joule output optical-parametric oscillation by using 10-mm-thick periodically poled Mg-doped congruent LiNbO3," Extended Abstracts, 73rd Autumn Meeting for Jpn. Society of Appl. Phys., Ehime Univ./Matsuyama Univ., Matsuyama, 13p-G2-13 (2012).

  309. T. Taira and H. Ishizuki, "0.5J-OPO by using 10mm-thick bulk PPmgLN," 50 Years of Nonlinear Optics - NLO 50 International Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, October 7-10, WO.4 (2012).

  310. T. Taira, "High brightness microchip lasers for engine ignition," Frontiers in Optics 2012, The OSA’s 96th Annual Meeting, Rochester, New York, USA, October 14-18, FM3G.1 (2012). (Invited)

  311. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "High peak power micro-laser for ignition of automobile engines," 2nd International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing with Photons, Energetic Particles and Power fields in 2012 (MP3 2012), 5th International Photonics and OptoElectronics Meetings (POEM2012), Wuhan, China, November 1-2, MF4A.2 (MP3-1447926) (2012). (Invited)

  312. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Fundamental sciences in orientation control process for anisotropic laser ceramics," 8th Lser Ceramics Symposium: International Symposium on Transparent Ceramics for Photonic Applications (LCS8), Nyzhny Novgorod, Russia, December 4-7 (2012).

  313. R. Bhandari and T. Taira, "Megawatt peak power UV microlaser," SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, USA, February 2-7, 8604-4 (2013).

  314. T. Taira, "Laser ignition," Session A, Joint Plenary Sessions, OPTICS & PHOTONICS International Congress 2013 (OPIC ’13), Yokohama, Japan, April 23-26 (2013).

  315. R. Bhandari and T. Taira, "High repetition rate MW peak power green microchip laser," The 1st Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’13), OPIC’13, Yokohama, Japan, April 23-25, LDC/LIC1-3 (2013). (Invited)

  316. M. Hemmer, A. Thai, M. Baudisch, H. Ishhizuki, T. Taira, J. Biegert "3.1μm wavelength, 19μJ energy, 160 kHz repetition rate OPCPA for strong-field physics," The 2nd Advanced Lasers and Photon Sources (ALPS’13), OPIC ’13, Yokohama, Japan, April 23-25, ALPS1-4 (2013). (Invited)

  317. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Temperature dependence of the pump absorption efficiency under hot-band pumping of Nd:YAG," The 1st Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’13), OPIC ’13, Yokohama, Japan, April 23-25, LIC2-2 (2013).

  318. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Ignition lasers operating for wide temperature range," The 1st Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’13), OPIC ’13, Yokohama, Japan, April 23-25, LIC2-3 (2013).

  319. A. Kausas and T. Taira, "Pulse energy increase by emission cross-section control in passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser," The 1st Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’13), OPIC ’13, Yokohama, Japan, April 23-25, LIC2-4 (2013).

  320. T. Taira, S. Morishima, K. Kanehara, N. Taguchi, A. Sugiura, and M. Tsunekane, "World first laser ignited gasoline engine vehicle," The 1st Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’13), OPIC ’13, Yokohama, Japan, April 23-25, LIC3-1 (2013). (Invited)

  321. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Yb:YAG/Cr:YAG passively Q-switched microlaser for ignition," The 1st Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’13), OPIC ’13, Yokohama, Japan, April 23-25, LIC4-4 (2013).

  322. J. Hayashi, N. Nakatsuka, K. Furui, T. Okada, T. Taira, and F. Akamatsu "Characteristics of laser ignition in methane/air premixed gas with pico-second pulse duration laser," The 1st Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’13), OPIC ’13, Yokohama, Japan, April 23-25, LIC8-5 (2013).

  323. R. Bhandari , N. Tsuji, T. Suzuki,     M. Nishifuji, and T. Taira, "118 nm VUV generation using microchip laser," CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013, Munich, Germany, May 12-16, CA-1.1 (2013).

  324. A. Thai, M. Baudisch, M. Hemmer, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, and J. Biegert, "250 MW peak power ultrafast mid-IR OPCPA," CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013, Munich, Germany, May 12-16, CF/IE-9.6 (2013).

  325. T. Taira, "Impact of giant microphotonics at pulse gap," Pacific-Rim Laser Damage 2013, Shanghai, P.R. China, May 19-22, 8786-18 (2013). (Invited Paper)

  326. M. Hemmer, A. Thai, M. Baudish, F. Silva, D. R. Austin, H. Iskizuki, T. Taira, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, J. Biegert, "High average power few-cycle pulses in the mid-IR, self-compression and continuum generation," CLEO 2013, San Jose, California, USA, June 9-14, CM2L.3 (2013). (Invited)

  327. R. Bhandari and T. Taira, "High repetition rate MW peak power at 532 nm using microchip laser," CLEO 2013, San Jose, California, USA, June 9-14, JW2A.26 (2013).

  328. A. Kausas and T. Taira, "Pulse energy increase by emission cross-section control in passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser," CLEO 2013, San Jose, California, USA, June 9-14, CTh4I.3 (2013).

  329. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Discussions on the pump absorption efficiency under hot-band pumping of Nd:YAG," CLEO 2013, San Jose, California, USA, June 9-14, CTh4I.5 (2013). 

  330. R. Bhandari, N. Tsuji, T. Suzuki, M. Nishifuji and T. Taira, "Efficient second to ninth harmonic generation using megawatt peak power microchip laser," 2013 Nonlinear Optics (NLO), The Fairmont Orchid, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA, July 21-26, NM1A.4 (2013).

  331. V. Kemlin, D. Jegouso, J. Debray, E. Boursier, P. Segonds, B. Boulanger, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira and G. Mennerat, "Widely and independently tunable cylindrical OPOs for difference frequency generation experiments," 2013 Nonlinear Optics (NLO), The Fairmont Orchid, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA, July 21-26, NTu2B.1 (2013).

  332. T. Taira and H. Ishizuki, "Large-aparture PPMgLN for high energy parametric process," 2013 Nonlinear Optics (NLO), The Fairmont Orchid, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, UAS, July 21-26, NTu2B.3 (2013).

  333. M. Arzakantsyan, J. Akiyama, Y. Sato, and T. Taira, "Optical characterization of Yb doped fluorapatite anisotropic ceramics," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Paris, France, October 27- November 1, AM1A.4 (2013).

  334. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Characterization of 8 mol% Mg-doped congruent LiTaO3 for high-energy quasi-phase matching device," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Paris, France, October 27- November 1, AM4A.15 (2013).

  335. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Accurate interferometric evaluation of thermo-mechanical and -optical properties of YAG, YVO4, and GdVO4," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Paris, France, October 27- November 1, AM4A.16 (2013).

  336. S. Ilas, A. Szemjonov, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, and T. Taira, "Growth and characterization of YAl3(BO3)4 single crystals," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Paris, France, October 27- November 1, AM4A.19 (2013).

  337. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Compact and wide temperature acceptance of VCSEL-pumped micro-laser for laser ignition," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Paris, France, October 27- November 1, ATu3A.58 (2013).

  338. V. Kemlin, D. Jegouso, J. Debray, E. Boursier, P. Segonds, B. Boulanger, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, and G. Mennerat, "All-parametric dual-wavelength source for difference frequency generation experiments," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Paris, France, October 27- November 1, MW3B.10 (2013).

  339. M. Baudisch, A. Thai, M. Hemmer, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, and J. Biegert, "5-cycle, 160-kHz, 20-μJ mid-IR OPCPA," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Paris, France, October 27- November 1, AF1A.7 (2013).

  340. R. Bhandari and T. Taira, "Megawatt peak power, kHz repetition rate at 532 nm using [100]-Cut Nd:YAG microchip laser," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Paris, France, October 27- November 1, AF2A.8 (2013).

  341. T. Taira, "Giant micro-photonics for laser ignition," International Workshop on Luminescent Materials 2013 (LumiMat’13), Kyoto, Japan, November 14-15, I-3 (2013). (Invited)

  342. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Micro domain control for anisotropic laser ceramics," International Workshop on Luminescent Materials 2013 (LumiMat’13), Kyoto, Japan, November 14-15, I-4 (2013). (Invited)

  343. M. Arzakantsyan, Y. Sato, J. Akiyama, and T. Taira, "Fabrication of Yb:FAP anisotropic ceramics," 9th Laser Ceramics Symposium (2013 LCS), Daejeon, Korea, December 2 - 6, E-2 (2013).

  344. T. Taira, "Giant micro-photonics for energy," Optics & Photonics Taiwan, International Conference 2013
        (OPTIC 2013), Zhongli, Taiwan, December 5-7, 2013-FRI-S0304-I001 (2013). (Invited paper)

  345. T. Taira, "Giant micro-photonics for laser ignitions," 1st International Symposium on High Power Laser Science and Engineering (HPLSE2014), Suzhou, China, March 16-19, C-10 (2014). (Invited)

  346. K. Nawata, T. Notake, H. Ishizuki, F. Qi, Y. Takida, S. Fan, S. Hayashi, T. Taira, and H. Minamide, "Sensitive THz-wave detector using a quasi-phase-matched LiNbO3 at room temperature," Nonlinear Optics and its Applications (Conference 9136A), SPIE Photonics Europe 2014, Brussels, Belgium, April 14-17, 9136-40 (2014).

  347. T. Taira, "Promise Ignition," Session A, Joint Plenary Sessions, OPTICS & PHOTONICS International Congress 2014 (OPIC’14), Yokohama, Japan, April 22-25 (2014). (Plenary Talk)

  348. T. Taira, "Opening Remarks," The 2nd Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’14), OPIC’14, Yokohama, Japan, April 22-25, PLD&LIC1-1 (2014). (Plenary Session)

  349. R. Yasuhara and T. Taira, "The microchip-laser based high energy probe laser for the Thomso scattering plasma diagnostics," Joint Session PLD&LIC, The 2nd Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’14), OPIC’14, Yokohama, Japan, April 22-25, LIC2-1 (2014). (Invited)  

  350. T. Taira, "Promise of laser ignition," The 2nd Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’14), OPIC’14, Yokohama, Japan, April 22-25, LIC2-1 (2014). (Plenary Talk) 

  351. J. Gao, T. Sakamoto, R. Bhandari, T. Taira, S. Ishiuchi, and Y. Furukawa, "Investigation of post-ionizations of sputtered atoms in TOF-MS using a palm-top-size megawatt microlaser," The 2nd Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’14), OPIC’14, Yokohama, Japan, April 22-25, LIC4-2 (2014).

  352. K. Murate, Y. Taira, S. R. Tripathi, S. Hayashi, K. Nawata, H. Minamide, T. Taira, and K. Kawase, "High dynamic range THz wave spectroscopic system using microchip Nd:YAG laser," The 2nd Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’14), OPIC’14, Yokohama, Japan, April 22-25, LICp-3 (2014).

  353. K. Nawata, T. Notake, H. Ishizuki, F. Qi, Y. Takida, S. Fan, S. Hayashi, T. Taira, and H. Minamide, "Effective THz detection using a periodically poled LiNbO3," The 3rd Advanced Lasers and Photon Sources (ALPS’14), OPIC’14, Yokohama, Japan, April 22-25, ALPS6-2 (2014).  

  354. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Linear thermal expansion coefficient of YAG single crystal along various orientations," The 2nd Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’14), OPIC’14, Yokohama, Japan, April 22-25, LIC7-3 (2014).

  355. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Thin rod micro-laser for ignition," The 2nd Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’14), OPIC’14, Yokohama, Japan, April 22-25, LIC9-2 (2014).

  356. R. Bhandari and T. Taira, "Green microlaser for ignition," The 2nd Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’14), OPIC’14, Yokohama, Japan, April 22-25, LIC9-3 (2014).

  357. T. Taira and H. Ishizuki, "Promise of large aperture PPMgLN," Proceedings of Advanced Lasers and Their Applications workshop, Seogwipo, Jeju, South Korea, May 7-10, Fri-D2-1, p. 40 (2014). (Invited)

  358. T. Taira, "RE3+ ceramic lasers for energy: from engine to fusion ignitions," 5th International Workshop on Photoluminescence in Rare Earths: Photonic Materials and Devices (PRE'14), San Sebastian, Spain, May 13-16, (2014). (Plenary Talk)

  359. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Updating of temperature coefficients of refractive index in Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:YVO4," CLEO 2014, San Jose, California, USA, June 8-13, SM3F.4 (2014).

  360. R. Bhandari and T. Taira, "> 0.5 MW peak power, kHz repetition rate at 266 nm using [100]-cut Nd:YAG microchip laser," CLEO 2014, San Jose, California, USA, June 8-13, STu1I.4 (2014).

  361. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Fabrication of large-aperture PPMgLN device using X-axis Czochralski-grown crystal," CLEO 2014, San Jose, California, USA, June 8-13, STu1I.5 (2014).

  362. S. Joly, M. A. Lemesre, B. Levrier, C. Lyszyk, A. Courjaud, T. Taira and L. Bechou, "Thermal and thermomechanical management of microassemblied high power thin-disk laser: A Parametric Study," The 2014 International Symposium on Reliability of Optoelectronics for Systems (ISROS 2014), Toulouse, France, June 16 - 20, OR-20 (2014).

  363. T. Taira, "Giant micro-photonics for future energy," 14th International Balkan Workshop on Applied Physics (IBWAP-2014), Constanta, Romania, July 2-4, S0 03 (2014). (Plenary Talk)

  364. T. Taira, "Micro domain-controlled laser materials toward giant micro-photonics," 6th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference, Neuchatel, Switzerland, August 24-29, ThD-T1-I-01 (2014). (Invited)

  365. T. Taira, "VCSEL-pumped giant-pulse microchip lasers," International Symposium on Physics and Applications of Laser Dynamics 2014 (IS-PALD 2014), Hsinchu, Taiwan, September 2-5 (2014). (Invited)

  366. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "1J pumped optical parametric oscillation by using large-aperture PPMgLN device," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Shanghai, China, November 16-21, ATu4A.3 (2014).

  367. A. Kausas and T. Taira, "Timing jitter control by scanning coupled cavity in passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr:YAG laser," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Shanghai, China, November 16-21, ATh2A.40 (2014).

  368. T. Taira, "Giant Micro-photonics for Laser Ignition," OSA Topical Meeting on Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP), Cancun, Mexico November 16-21, LF2D.2 (2014). (Invited)

  369. T. Taira, "Micro‐domain control toward giant micro-photonics," 10th Laser Ceramics Symposium (LCS2014), Wroclaw, Poland, December 1 - 5, KIT-5 (2014). (Keynote Invited talk)

  370. K. Nawata, T. Notake, H. Ishizuki, Y. Tokizane, Y. Takida, S. Hayashi, T. Taira, and H. Minamide, " Efficient wavelength-conversion from terahertz to near infrared using a slant-stripe-type periodically poled LiNbO3," Optical Terahertz Science and Technology (OTST) 2015, San Diego, California, March 8-13, poster#5 (2015).

  371. K. Nawata, T. Notake, H. Ishizuki, Y. Takida, Y. Tokizane, S. Hayashi, T. Taira, and H. Minamide, " Effective photon conversion from THz to NIR in a slant-stripe-type periodically poled LiNbO3," The 4th Advanced Lasers and Photon Sources (ALPS’15), OPIC’15, Yokohama, Japan, April 22-24, ALPSp14-54 (2015).

  372. T. Taira, "Overview of optical/laser technological advances leading to practical laser ignition systems," The 3rd Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’15), Argonne, IL, USA, April 27-30, T3A.2 (2015). (Invited)

  373. M. Tsunekane and T. Taira, "Long time operation of composite ceramic Nd:YAG/Cr:YAG micro-chip lasers for ignition," The 3rd Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’15), Argonne, IL, USA, April 27-30, T4A.3 (2015).

  374. A. Kausas and T. Taira, "Passively Q-switched composite sapphire/Nd:YVO4 micro-laser for nano-scale imaging mass spectroscopy," The 3rd Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’15), Argonne, IL, USA, April 27-30, W4A.2 (2015).

  375. L. Zheng, T. Taira, J. ren, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, and D. Rytz,  "1 MW peak power at 266 nm in nonlinear YAl3(BO3)4 (YAB) single crystal," CLEO 2015, San Jose, California, USA, May 10-15, JTu5A.33 (2015).

  376. T. Taira, "Giant micro-photonics for high-power mid-IR generation," SPIE/SIOM Pacific-Rim Laser Damage 2015, Shanghai, P.R. China, May 17-20, 9532-115 (2015). (Invited)

  377. Y. Sato, J. Akiyama, and T. Taira, "Optical amplification in anisotropic Yb:FAP laser ceramics," CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2015, Munich, Germany, June 21-25, CA-P.8 (968) (2015).

  378. T. Taira, A. Kausas, and L. Zheng, "Lens-free microchip green laser at 1 kHz," 2015 Nonlinear Optics (NLO), Kauai Marriot Resort on Kalapaki Beach, Kauai, Hawaii, July 26-31, NTu3B.2 (2015).

  379. T. Taira, "Giant micro-photonics for laser ignition," 9th International Physics Conference of Physical Union (BPU9), Istanbul, Turkey, August 24-27 (2015). (Invited)

  380. T. Taira, "Giant micro-photonics for high-brightness lasers," The 11th Pacific Rim Conference of Ceramics Societies (PACRIM 11), Jeju, Korea, August 30 - September 4, WeF3-1 (2015). (Invited)

  381. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Mid-infrared optical-parametric generation pumped by sub-nanosecond microchip laser," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Berlin, Germany, October 4-9, AM3A.4 (2015).

  382. S. C. Kumar, J. W. Wei, A. J. Debray, V. Kemlin, B. Boulanger, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, "High-power, widely tunable, room-temperature, picosecond optical parametric oscillator based on cylindrical MgO:PPLN," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Berlin, Germany, October 4-9, AM3A.8 (2015).

  383. A. Kausas and T. Taira, "> MW, mJ-high-brightness giant-pulse Nd:YVO4 microchip laser by cross-section control," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Berlin, Germany, October 4-9, ATh3A6 (2015). (Post-deadline Paper)

  384. T. Goto, R. Morimoto, J. Pritcharad, N. Pavel, T. Yoshimoto, H. Takagi, Y. Nakamura, P. B. Lim, M. Mina, T. Taira, and M. Inoue, "Demonstration of Q-switch laser using magnetooptical garnet," Magnetics and Optics Research International Symposium 2015 (MORIS2015), Penang, Malaysia, November 29 - December 2, Mo-P-21 (2015).

  385. T. Taira, "Domain controlled devices for giant micro-photonics," 11th Laser Ceramics Symposium (LCS2015), Xuzhou, China, November 30 - December 4, Tu-I-10 (2015). (Invited)

  386. L. Zheng and T. Taira, "Sub-nanosecond passively Q-switched monolithic green laser," LASE 2016, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, California, USA, February 13-18, 9730-46 (2016).

  387. T. Taira, "Laser ignitions for energy solution,"7th International Symposium on Optical Materials (IS-OM7), Lyon, France, February 29 - March 4, I‐12 (2016). (Invited)

  388. V. Yahia and T. Taira, "Toward GW-class high-brightness microchip laser system," 10th International Conference on Optics-photonics Design & Fabrication (ODF'16), Weingarten, Germany, February 28-March 2, 1PDb-07 (2016).

  389. K. Nawata, S. Hayashi, H. Ishizuki, K. Murate, K. Imayama, K. Kawase, T. Taira, and H. Minamide, "Study of effective terahertz-wave parametric generation depending on pump duration, " 7th International Workshop on Terahertz Technology and Applications, Kaiserslautern, Germany, March 15-16 (2016).

  390. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Numerical model for thermal parameters in optical materials," Laser Sources and Applications (Conference 9893), SPIE Photonics Europe 2016, Brussels, Belgium, April 4-7, 9893-15 (2016).

  391. T. Goto, R. Morimoto, J. W. Pritchard, T. Yoshimoto, H. Takagi, Y. Nakamura, P.B. Lim, M. Mina, T. Taira and M. Inoue, "Development of magneto-optical Q-switched laser using magnetic garnet" The 10th Asia-Pacific Laser Symposium (APLS 2016), Jeju Island, Korea, May 10-14, Wed-E1-1 (2016).

  392. H. H. Lim and T. Taira, ">0.5 MW peak power, widely pulse-width tunable Nd:YAG ceramic microchip laser by cavity length control," The 10th Asia-Pacific Laser Symposium (APLS 2016), Jeju Island, Korea, May 10-14, Thu-P-95 (2016).

  393. T. Taira, "Opening remarks for LIC," LIC plenary session, The 4th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’16), OPIC’16, Yokohama, Japan, May 18-20, LIC1-1 (2016). (Plenary Talk)

  394. T. Suzudo, K. Hagita, T. Ikeo, K. Izumiya, N. Jikutani, Y. Higash, and T. Taira, "Total design of high power VCSEL pumped passively Q-switched micro-lasers for laser ignition," The 4th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’16), OPIC’16, Yokohama, Japan, May 18-20, LIC3-1 (2016). (Invited)

  395. K. Hagita, T. Ikeo, Y. Ishikawa, Y. Higashi, N. Jikutani, T. Taira, and T. Suzudo, "Multi-pulse oscillation of passively Q-switched micro-laser pumped by VCSEL module," The 4th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’16), OPIC’16, Yokohama, Japan, May 18-20, LIC3-2 (2016).

  396. V. Yahia and T. Taira, "Development of a 0.3 GW microchip-seeded amplifier," The 4th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’16), OPIC’16, Yokohama, Japan, May 18-20, LIC3-3 (2016).

  397. R. Bhandari, K. Tojo, and T. Taira, " Development of UV Microchip Lasers for Compact MALDI Spectroscopy Systems," The 4th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’16), OPIC’16, Yokohama, Japan, May 18-20, LIC4-2 (2016). (Invited)

  398. T. Sakamoto, K. Ohishi, Y. Furukawa, L.Zheng and T. Taira, "A flange-mounted UV microchip laser for imaging mass spectrometry," The 4th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’16), OPIC’16, Yokohama, Japan, May 18-20, LIC4-3 (2016). (Invited)

  399. L. Zheng and T. Taira, "1 kHz repetition rate, giant-UV-pulse generation in [100] Nd:YAG / [110] Cr:YAG micro-laser under intensive pulse pumping," The 4th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’16), OPIC’16, Yokohama, Japan, May 18-20, LICp-5 (2016).

  400. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Polarization dependence of saturable absorption in Cr:YAG," The 4th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’16), OPIC’16, Yokohama, Japan, May 18-20, LICp-6 (2016).

  401. A. Kausas, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, Y. Zheng, and T. Taira, "Temperature stable giant-pulse green micro-laser," The 4th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’16), OPIC’16, Yokohama, Japan, May 18-20, LIC7-3 (2016).

  402. T. Goto, R. Morimoto, J. W. Pritchard, T. Yoshimoto, H. Takagi, Y. Nakamura, P. B.Lim, M. Mina, T. Taira, and M. Inoue, "Magneto-optical Q-switching with magnetic garnet film," The 4th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’16), OPIC’16, Yokohama, Japan, May 18-20, LIC9-1 (2016). (Invited)

  403. H. H. Lim and T. Taira, "Minimum air-breakdown energy using giant-pulse width tunable system based on microchip laser," The 4th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’16), OPIC’16, Yokohama, Japan, May 18-20, LIC9-3 (2016).

  404. S. Hayashi, K. Nawata, H. Ishizuki, K. Murate, K. Imayama, Y. Takida, Y. Tokizane, T. Taira, K. Kawase, and H. Minamide, "Study on parametric gain of nonlinear wavelength conversion in a LiNbO3," The 5th Advanced Lasers and Photon Sources Conference (ALPS’16), OPIC’16, Yokohama, Japan, May 18-20, ALPSp14-34 (2016).

  405. M. Baudisch, H. Pires, U. Elu, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, and J. Biegert, "44 μJ, 160 kHz, few-cycle mid-IR OPCPA with chirp reversal," CLEO 2016, San Jose, California, USA, June 5-10, STu3I.5 (2016).

  406. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Initial behavior of the relaxation oscillation at zero-phonon line of Yb gain media," CLEO 2016, San Jose, California, USA, June 5-10, JTu5A.33 (2016).

  407. T. Goto, R. Morimoto, J. Pritchard, T. Yoshimoto, H. Takagi, Y. Nakamura, L. P. Boey, M. Mina, T. Taira, and M. Inoue, "Diode laser pumped solid state laser using magneto-optical Q switch," CLEO 2016, San Jose, California, USA, June 5-10, JTu5A.34 (2016).

  408. C. K. D. Suddapalli, J. Wei, A J. Debray, V. Kemlin, B. Boulanger, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, "Picosecond mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator based on cylindrical MgO:PPLN," CLEO 2016, San Jose, California, USA, June 5-10, STh1P.2 (2016).

  409. H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "Periodic laminar structured quartz for intense-laser pumped wavelength conversion," 7th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference, Vienna, Austria, August 21-26, PO-1.13 (2016).

  410. R. Morimoto, T. Goto, J. Pritchard, H. Takagi, Y. Nakamura, P. B. Lim, M. Mina, T. Taira, M. Inoue, " Downsizing of magneto-optical Q-switch using magnetic garnet films," The 40th Annual Conference on MAGNETICS in Japan, Kanazawa, Japan, September 5-8, 6pB-1 (2016).

  411. T. Taira, "Micro-domain control toward new lasers," The 40th Annual Conference on MAGNETICS in Japan, Kanazawa, Japan, September 5-8, 7aD-4 (2016). (Invited)

  412. T. Taira, "Giant micro-photonics for engine ignition and sensing," International Conference “Global/Local Innovations for Next Generation Automobiles,” Sendai, Japan, October 11-12 (2016). (Invited)

  413. H. Lim and T. Taira, "Continuously pulse width tunable Nd:YAG ceramic micro giant-pulse laser for laser induced breakdown, " OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 29-November 3, JTu2A.35 (2016).

  414. Y. Sato and T. Taira, " Polarization dependence of saturable absorption characteristics in Cr4+:YAG," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 29-November 3, ATu3A.3 (2016).

  415. A. Kausas, P. Loiseau, G. Aka, Y. Zheng, and T. Taira, "Temperature stable operation of YCOB crystal for giant-pulse green micro-laser," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 29-November 3, ATu5A.7 (2016).

  416. T. Goto, R. Morimoto, J. Pritchard, H. Takagi, Y. Nakamura, H. Uchida, M. Mina, T. Taira, and M. Inoue, "Actively controlled Q-switched laser using domains in magnetooptical garnet film," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 29-November 3, ATh4A.7 (2016).

  417. J. Yue, T. Tamada, M. Kamata, L. Zheng, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, ">2 MW peak power at 1560 nm from micro giant-pulse laser/amplifier with PPMgLN OPG," OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 29-November 3, ATh4A.8 (2016).

  418. T. Taira, "GW-class giant-pulse micro-lasers by using domain control," CerSJ-GOMD Joint Symposium on Glass Science and Technologies, Kyoto, Japan, November 13-15 (2016). (Invited)

  419. T. Taira, "Domain control toward MW to sub-GW giant-pulse micro-lasers," 12th Laser Ceramics Symposium (LCS2016), Saint-Louis, France, November 28- December 2, Fr-10-I-01 (2016). (Invited)

  420. A. Kausas, L. Zheng, V. Yahia, and T. Taira, "Structured laser gain-medium by new bonding for power micro-laser," LASE, SPIE Photonics West 2017, San Francisco, California, USA, January 28 - February 2, 10082-34 (2017).

  421. V. Yahia and T. Taira, "Compact microchip-seeded multistage MOPA system for laser induced breakdown applications," Laser Display and Lighting Conference (LDC’17), OPIC’17, Yokohama, Japan, April 18-21, LDC7-4 (2017).

  422. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Model for the polarization dependence of saturable absorption in single-crystalline Cr4+:YAG," Laser Display and Lighting Conference (LDC’17), OPIC’17, Yokohama, Japan, April 18-21, ALPSp14-12 (2017).

  423. N. Bigler, C. R. Phillips, J. Pupeikis, L. Gallmann, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, and U. Keller, "High-Power Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplifier Operating at 2.2 μm," CLEO 2017, San Jose, California, USA, May 14-19, SM3I.2 (2017).

  424. T. Taira and H. Ishizuki, "Large aperture quasi-phase matched nonlinear material for functional power lasers," CLEO 2017, San Jose, California, USA, May 14-19, SW4M.7 (2017). (Invited)

  425. T. Taira, "Giant micro-photonics for ubiquitous power lasers," The 18th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication (LPM), Toyama, Japan, June 5-8, MoM-PL-2 (2017). (Plenary Talk)

  426. T. Taira, "Giant Micro-Photonics toward Innovative Ignition," The 5th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’17), Bucharest, Romania, June 20-23, LWA2.1 (2017).  (Invited)

  427. T. Ikeo, K. Hagita, Y. Ishikawa, Y. Higashi, N. Jikutani, T. Taira, and T. Suzudo, "Improvement the optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of passively Q-switched micro-laser pumped by VCSEL module," The 5th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’17), Bucharest, Romania, June 20-23, LWA2.2 (2017).

  428. V. Yahia and T. Taira, "Multistage amplification of microchip laser for air breakdown experiments," The 5th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’17), Bucharest, Romania, June 20-23, LWA2.3 (2017).

  429. H. Lim and T. Taira, "Pulse-width scaling law of air-breakdown for laser ignition application," The 5th Laser Ignition?Conference (LIC’17), Bucharest, Romania, June 20-23, LWA3.2 (2017).

  430. Y. Sato and T. Taira, "Model for the polarization dependence of saturable absorption characteristics in Cr4+:YAG," The 5th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’17), Bucharest, Romania, June 20-23, LWA3.3 (2017).

  431. R. Morimoto, T. Goto, H. Takagi, Y. Nakamura, P. B. Lim, T. Taira, H. Uchida, and M. Inoue, "Epitaxially grown magnetic garnet film on Nd:YAG substrate for microchip lasers," The 5th Laser Ignition Conference (LIC’17), Bucharest, Romania, June 20-23, LWA5.6 (2017).

  432. N. Bigler, C. R. Phillips, J. Pupeikis, L. Gallmann, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, and U. Keller, "Ultra-broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier generating 9.1 W at 2.2 um," CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2017, Munich, Germany, June 25-29, CF-4.2 (2017).

  433. H. Lim and T. Taira, "Pulse-width and pulse-energy dependence of sub-nanosecond laser In-?duced air-breakdown," CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2017, Munich, Germany, June 25-29, CM-P.22 (2017).

  434. R. Bhandari, N. Ishigaki, S. Uno, T. Hiroki, J. Saikawa, K. Tojo, and T. Taira, "Novel end-pumping method for stable and compact microchip laser," CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2017, Munich, Germany, June 25-29, CA-P.34 (2017).


Press release 1

OSA News Release
http://www.osa.org/about_osa/newsroom/news_releases/releases/04.2011/lasersparksrevolution.aspx
EurekAlert! (AAAS Science news wire)
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-04/osoa-lsr042011.php
Business Wire
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110420005464/en/Laser-Sparks-Revolution-Internal-Combustion-Engines
BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13160950
Times
http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/04/24/flash-of-genius-lasers-could-replace-spark-plugs-under-your-hood/
Forbes
http://blogs.forbes.com/alexknapp/2011/04/23/replacing-spark-plugs-with-lasers-for-a-more-fuel-efficient-car/
New York Times
http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/spark-plugs-joining-carburetors-on-the-automotive-scrap-heap/
USA Today
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2011/04/laser-ignition-may-replace-spark-plugs/1
USA ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/save-gas-lasers-powering-cars/story?id=13546879
Discovery News
http://news.discovery.com/tech/laser-car-engine-power-110502.html
UPI
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/04/20/Lasers-could-replace-spark-plugs-in-cars/UPI-41831303334362/
etc. (total >360 reports from April 20 until May 18, 2011 <http://www.ims.ac.jp/topics/2011/110704.html>)

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