Research Organization

Steering Committee

Revolution of Chiral Materials Science using Helical Light Fields

Principal Investigator

Takashige OmatsuChiba University


Hiromi OkamotoInstitute for Molecular Science

Masahiro EharaNational Institutes of Natural Sciences

Evaluation Committee


Eiji YashimaNagoya University

Toyohiko YatagaiUtsunomiya University

Hiroshi MasuharaNational Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

Tohru SuemotoThe University of Electro-Communications


Kazue KuriharaTohoku University

Yoshie HaradaOsaka University

Keiji SasakiHokkaido University

Yasushi InoueOsaka University

International Advisors

Kishan DholakiaUniversity of Adelaide and University of St Andrews

Halina Rubinsztein-DunlopThe University of Queensland

Malcolm KadodwalaUniversity of Glasgow

Alexander GovorovOhio University

Planned Research


Nonlinear chiral optical responses by helical light fields

Principal Investigator

Nobuhiko YokoshiOsaka Metropolitan University


Yoshito TanakaHokkaido University


Quantum inverse design theory for the chiroptical properties based on helical light fields

Principal Investigator

Masahiro EharaNational Institutes of Natural Sciences


Coherent control of excitons in chiral molecular systems throught interactions with helical light fields

Principal Investigator

Takuya NakashimaOsaka Metropolitan University


Takashi HiroseKyoto University

Mitsuhiko MorisueKyoto Institute of Technology

Mihoko YamadaNara Institute of Science and Technology


Chiral interaction dynamics between helical light fields and nanomaterials

Principal Investigator

Hiromi OkamotoInstitute for Molecular Science


Sadgrove MarkTokyo University of Science

Tetsuya NarushimaInstitute for Molecular Science

AHN HyoYongNational Institutes of Natural Sciences

Junsuke YamanishiInstitute for Molecular Science


Interaction between material and helical near field

Principal Investigator

Tomoya OshikiriTohoku University


Takehiko WadaTohoku University


Nanoscale Helical Field Generations and Material Manipulations using Plasmonics

Principal Investigator

Atsushi TaguchiHokkaido University


Nano/macro-scale chiral structures fabricated by illumination of helical light fields

Principal Investigator

Takashige OmatsuChiba University


Hiroko YokotaTokyo Institute of Technology

Katsuhiko MiyamotoChiba University

Teruki SugiyamaNara Institute of Science and Technology


Excitation of quantized vortex via helical light field

Principal Investigator

Yosuke MinowaOsaka University


Makoto TsubotaOsaka Metropolitan University

Takashi NishiokaKochi University


Stimulation into biological tissues and self-organization dynamics using helical light fields

Principal Investigator

Chie HosokawaOsaka Metropolitan University


Kentaro DoiToyohashi University of Technology


Development of 3D-tissues with helical structures by helical light field

Principal Investigator

Michiya MatsusakiOsaka University


Masahiko NakamotoOsaka University

Kenta HommaOsaka University

Publicly Offered Research


Study of chirality-dependent optical forces enabled by spin-orbital angular momentum conversion in the nonlinear optical trapping of VO2 particles

Principal Investigator

Pin ChristopheHokkaido University

Theory of topological-light driven nonequilibrium dynamics of vortex generation in magnets and superconductors

Principal Investigator

Masahiro SatoChiba University

Molecular Theories in Chiral Materials Science

Principal Investigator

Hirofumi SatoKyoto University

Experimental and theoretical studies on the interaction of high-energy UV vortex synchrotron radiation with biomolecules

Principal Investigator

Koichi MatsuoHiroshima University

Interaction of light vortices and electrons explored in quantum Hall regime

Principal Investigator

Kenichi OtoChiba University

Simulation study on the correlation between local asymmetry and macroscopic chirality in fundamental processes of optical-vortex and plasma interaction

Principal Investigator

Hiroaki NakamuraNational Institute for Fusion Science


Topological structures induced by transverse spin angular momentum of surface plasmon polaritons

Principal Investigator

Atsushi KuboUniversity of Tsukuba

Integrated system of HS-AFM and optical vortex for high spatio-temporal resolution observation of chiral ordering

Principal Investigator

Takayuki UmakoshiOsaka University

High resolution observation of chirality by photo-induced force microscopy and elucidation of light helix and molecular interactions

Principal Investigator

Yasuhiro SugawaraOsaka University

Visualization of nano-optical chiral fields generated by helical light

Principal Investigator

Kohei ImuraWaseda University

Development of single-chip optical chiral light sources

Principal Investigator

Kyoko KitamuraTohoku University

Optical Vortex Tweezers using Nanostructured Semiconductors and their applications to Chiral Chemistry

Principal Investigator

Yasuyuki TsuboiOsaka Metropolitan University

Chiro-thermo-optical reaction fields at the nanometer scale

Principal Investigator

Kenji SetouraKobe City College of Technology


Development of Nanomaterials with Photoregulated Helicity

Principal Investigator

Ryojun ToyodaTohoku University

Chiral Nucleation in Metaspace with Enhanced Helical Near-Field Co-Created by Electric and Magnetic Field

Principal Investigator

Hiromasa NiinomiTohoku University

Creation of magnetic skyrmions by helicity of light

Principal Investigator

Tomoyuki YokouchiRIKEN

Theory for fluid control and chiral ordering with helical light field

Principal Investigator

Mamoru TamuraOsaka University

Chirality-selective nucleation and crystal growth induced by chiral vortex beam

Principal Investigator

Ryusei OketaniOsaka University

Exploring chiral edge mode and geometric universality in active matter by optical vortex manipulatio

Principal Investigator

Yusuke MaedaKyushu University

Photochemical chiral growth of metal colloids using helisity of light

Principal Investigator

Koichiro SaitoNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Molecular assembling of phenylalanine derivatives by chiral optical forces

Principal Investigator

Kenichi YuyamaOsaka Metropolitan University