Laboratory of Applied Solid State Physics
Research Group of Quantum Matter Physics, Division of Applied Physics
Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University

Prof. Oliver B. WrightAssoc. Prof. Osamu Matsuda


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Current research activities: picosecond ultrasonics and plasmonics in nanostructures, plasphonics, acoustic metamaterials, surface acoustic wave visualization with ultrashort optical pulses, ultrafast electronic and thermal diffusion, nanoscale phonon detection using atomic force microscopy

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Last update: April 26, 2021

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Any comments and suggestions are welcome. Please write to

Prof. O. B. Wright,
Division of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University,
Kita 13 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8628, Japan.

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Our laboratory rooms are A2-24, A2-25, P261 in the Faculty of Engineering. Click here for the Map of our Faculty and for Access to the university.


Group Mascot: The Bingbonk (that likes phonons and electromagnetic waves)

Background image : Snapshot of surface acoustic waves propagating on crystals and complex nanostructures (200 micrometer x 200 micrometer regions).

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