Yoshihisa Yamamoto (scientist)

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Yoshihisa Yamamoto
Born November 21, 1950[1]
Tokyo, Japan[1]
Citizenship Japan[2]
Alma mater

Tokyo Institute of Technology[1][3]

University of Tokyo[1][3]
Doctoral advisor

Hisayoshi Yanai[4]

Takeshi Kamiya[4]
Other academic advisors Yasuharu Suematsu[4]
Doctoral students Isaac Chuang[5]
Notable awards

Medal of Honour with Purple Ribbon.[2]

Nishina Memorial Prize (1992)[6]

Yoshihisa Yamamoto (山本 喜久 Yamamoto Yoshihisa?) is a scientist and engineer and winner of the Medal of Honour with Purple Ribbon.[2][7]


Yamamoto was born in Tokyo on November 21, 1950.[1] In 1973 he got his B.S. degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.[1][3] He continued his studies at the University of Tokyo where he earned a M.S. in 1975 and a Ph.D. in 1978.[1][3] Since 1992 he is a professor of applied physics and electrical engineering at Stanford University in the USA. Since 2003 he also has professorships at the University of Tokyo and the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Y. Yamamoto, et al., "Theory of a negative frequency feedback semiconductor laser," IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol.21, no.12, pp. 1919–1928, Dec 1985
  2. ^ a b c David Orenstein: Quantum research earns medal from Japanese emperor. Dated 2005-11-18. Original at stanford.edu, Archived March 9, 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Archived copy at WebCite
  3. ^ a b c d Yamamoto: Introduction of researcher. Dated 2004-09-10. Original at nii.ac.jp[dead link], Archived July 7, 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b c Yoshihisa Yamamoto: Curriculum Vitae. Dated January 2005. Original at stanford.edu[dead link], Archived July 18, 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Yoshihisa Yamamoto: Group members. Retrieved on 2012-10-22. Original at stanford.edu, Archived October 22, 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Archived copy at WebCite
  6. ^ Nishihna Memorial Foundation: Recipients of Nishina Memorial Prizes. Retrieved on 2012-11-15. Nishina Original at nishina-mf.or.jp, Archived November 15, 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Archived copy at WebCite
  7. ^ NII News: Professor Yoshihisa YAMAMOTO is awarded "Medal with Purple Ribbon". Dated 2005-11-02. Original at nii.ac.jp, Archived September 29, 2006 at the Wayback Machine, Archived copy at WebCite