Research and Development
PETRA is an Incorporated Technology Research Association, established on August 24, 2009. The organization is approved by METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) under Japanese Act on an Incorporated Research and Development Partnership.
PETRA carries on National Research and Developments Projects on leading-edge gPhotonics and Electronics Converged Devices and Systemsh in Information and Communication Technology area, where photonics technology and electronics technology are mutually incorporated.
Currently two National Projects are on-going. (Feb., 2012)
- FIRST program: Research on Photonics-Electronics Convergent System Technology
Project description: http://www.pecst.org/index_en.html
- Development of Next-generation High-efficiency Network Device Technology
PETRA is supported by world-leading Japanese Industries, National Laboratories and Universities in photonics:
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Oki Electric Industry Co.,Ltd.
[Incorporated Administrative Agency]
Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
[General Incorporated Foundation]
Optical Industrial Technology Development Association
The University of Tokyo (Prof Arakawa, Prof. Asami, Prof. Wada)
Kyoto University (Prof. Noda)
Yokohama National University (Prof. Baba)
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Assoc. Prof. Nishiyama)
Waseda University (Prof. Utaka)
OFC 2012 at Los Angeles, USA (March 2012)
OFC 2011 at Los Angeles, USA. (March 2011)
OFC 2010 at San Diego, USA. (March 2010)