Welcome to Takashima “Advanced Lidar and Display” Lab.

(2023) For PhD/MS/BS students who are interested in state-of-the-art research in optical engineering and photonics, hands-on lab work, and teamwork experience, please contact Prof. Takashima (AKA “Sensei”) to arrange for participating in weekly group meetings in person.

(2023) We work together as a highly motivated, agile, and rapid-paced research group, attendance to the research focus, sponsor, and group meeting is mandatory. Please make sure your class schedule can accommodate the time for the meetings.

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Laser beam steering device, MEMS-LiDAR, Automotive LiDAR, Single-chip LiDAR, MEMS-SLM


Wide FOV LiDAR Intro by Xianyue and Chin-i

Dynamic Multi-beam Tracking Lidar

AR display:

Giga-pixel display, Near-to-eye display, Multi-perspective 3D display, Pupil steering

AR NED FOV Expander via Wavelength Multiplexing by Tianyao

OASIS and SALTUS space optics:

THz Inflatable space optics

TI-PLM (Texas Instruments- Phase Light Modulator) for free-space optical communications:

New in 2023!

SAW (See-through Acoustic Wave) Display:

New in 2023!

Optical Engineering in General:

Volume Holography, Lens and optical design, Interferometry, Digital Micromirror Device, Phase Light Modulators, Computer Generated holograms

Research and Education Outreach Activities

OPTI380 Class Project

LiDAR Scanning System by Logan Pawlowski and Elijah Quiles

Ray Aberration Generator

Lab Culture

State-of-the-art research and research methodology:

(Jan. 2022) MEMS and Solid State Lidar, Advanced Displays for AR/VR/MR, Large THz Space Optics, Optical Design, Lens Design, Grating Photonics, Volume Holograms, Embedded Electronics, MEMS, Digital Micromirror Devices, Phase Light Modulators. DNN and AI-based optics. Single photon counting lidar

Team collaborations:

(July 15.2020) Teamwork, hands-on and agile research process, open and frequent interactions with peer students, engineers in industry, professors, and researchers over the world.

Increase research visibility:

(July 15.2020) Publications, presenting at conferences, collaborating with peers and industrial segments. In the past, we were awarded two best student papers at SPIE Photonics West, in 2022, and 2020.