Profile of Sze Yun Set

Associate Professor                   

              Sze Yun Set                     

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                   E-mail: set [AT]        

                   Tel: 03-5452-5155  (Lab)   03-5452-5353  (Office)            

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                   Office: Building 3, 3F, Room 303 and 313

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                    1993.06 B.Eng(Hons), Electronics Engineering, University of Southampton

                    1998.10 Postdotoral Researcher, RCAST, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)

                    1999.01 Ph.D, University of Southampton, Optoelectronics Research Centre

                    2000.10 Research Associate, School of Engineering, UTokyo

                    2001.04 Micron Optics Inc., Senior R&DEngineer

                    2002.04 R&D General Manager, Alnair Labs Corporation

                    2005.04 CEO & CTO, Alnair Labs Corporation

                    2016.02 Associate Professor, RCAST, UTokyo

  Research Interests

Since the first demonstrations of the carbon-nanotube (CNT) mode-locked lasers in 2003, over the years, it has bloomed into a new field of Nano-Carbon Photonics, using CNT and other nano-carbon materials for various laser and photonics applications.

We are interested in developing new industrial applications using these advanced laser pulsed sources, for examples

1. High-speed, high-sensitivity optical sampling oscilloscope using special long-wavelength femtosecond CNT lasers, for the optical communication industry

2. Non-contact, high-precision 3-D profile measurement system, using a high-repetition rate short-cavity CNT laser for the automobile industry

3. Short pulse seed lasers for the material processing and laser micro-machining industry

Our recent research interests include:

  • Novel highly-reliable laser mode-locking technique.
  • Integrated optical functional devices using new optical materials.
  • Rare-earth-doped fiber amplifiers and their applications.
  • Applications of short pulse lasers in multidisciplinary research.

Selected Publications

  1. Set S Y, Yaguchi H, Tanaka Y, et al., “Laser Mode Locking Using a Saturable Absorber Incorporating Carbon Nanotubes,”J. Lightwave Technology, 22(1):51-56. (2004)
  2. S. Yamashita, Y. Inoue, S. Maruyama, Y. Murakami, H. Yaguchi, M. Jablonski, and S. Y. Set, “Saturable absorbers incorporating carbon nanotubes directly synthesized onto substrates and fibers and their application to mode-locked fiber lasers,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1581-1583 (2004).
  3. Set S Y, Yaguchi H, Tanaka Y, et al., “Ultrafast fiber pulsed lasers incorporating carbon nanotubes,” IEEE J. Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 10(1):137-146. (2004)
  4. Yong-Won Song, Shinji Yamashita, Chee S. Goh, and Sze Y. Set, “Carbon nanotube mode lockers with enhanced nonlinearity via evanescent field interaction in D-shaped fibers,” Opt. Lett. 32, 148-150 (2007)
  5. S. Y. Set, H. Yaguchi, Y. Tanaka, M. Jablonski, Y. Sakakibara, A. Rozhin, M. Tokumoto, H. Kataura, Y. Achiba, and K. Kikuchi, “Mode-locked Fiber Lasers based on a Saturable Absorber Incorporating Carbon Nanotubes,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, , paper PD44. (2003)
  6. Goh, C. S., Mokhtar, M. R., Butler, S. A., & Set, S. Y., “Wavelength tuning of fiber bragg gratings over 90 nm using a simple tuning package,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 15(4), 557-559. (2003)
  7. Ken Kashiwagi, Shinji Yamashita, and Sze Yun Set, “In-situ monitoring of optical deposition of carbon nanotubes onto fiber end,” Opt. Express 17, 5711-5715 (2009)
  8. S. Y. Set, H. Yaguchi, M. Jablonski, Y. Tanaka, Y. Sakakibara, A. G. Rozhin, M. Tokumoto, H. Kataura, Y. Achiba, and K. Kikuchi, “A Noise Suppressing Saturable Absorber at 1550nm Based on Carbon Nanotube Technology,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, paper FL2. (2003)



Meet Our Faculty and Assistant

Our Lab consists of highly motivated and talented members: the professor, associate professor, assistant professors, administrative assistant, post-doctoral research fellow, graduate students, undergraduate students, and visiting students. Contact us and come visit our lab to find out more!

Sze Yun Set

Sze Yun Set

Associate Professor
Lei Jin

Lei Jin

Research Associate
Yohei Sugiura

Yohei Sugiura

Project Researcher
Chao (Koyuru) Zhang

Chao (Koyuru) Zhang

Project Researcher