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Takunori Taira received his BE and ME degrees in electrical engineering from Fukui University, Fukui, Japan, in 1983 and 1985, respectively, and his PhD degree in communication engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1996. He is currently an associate professor with the National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), Okazaki, Japan, and an Invited Professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI), Paris, France, in 2006, and Université Joseph Fourier, France, in 2011. He received the “2004 Commendation” Award of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan, for scientific and technological research merits (Japan) in 2004, and “The 24th Kenjiro Sakurai Memorial Prize: Award of The Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association (OITDA)” (Japan) in 2008. He is an OSA Fellow since 2010, an IEEE Senior Member since 2011, and an SPIE Fellow since 2012.