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 Systemsh in Information and Communication Technology area, where photonics technology and electronics technology are mutually incorporated.

Research and Development
Currently two National Projects are on-going. (Feb., 2012)

  1. FIRST program: Research on Photonics-Electronics Convergent System Technology
    Project description:

  2. Development of Next-generation High-efficiency Network Device Technology
    Project description:

Research Member
PETRA is supported by world-leading Japanese Industries, National Laboratories and Universities in photonics:

Fujitsu Limited
Hitachi, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
NEC Corporation
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Oki Electric Industry Co.,Ltd.
Toshiba Corporation

[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)

Public Relations

OFC 2012 at Los Angeles, USA (March 2012)

OFC 2011 at Los Angeles, USA. (March 2011)

OFC 2010 at San Diego, USA. (March 2010)