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Junichi Okamoto

Dr. Junichi Okamoto

Hermann-Herder-Strasse 3
79104 Freiburg

Short CV (full CV is here)


  • 2008-2014: Columbia University, Ph.D. Physics (Adviser: Professor Andrew J. Millis)
  • 2004-2008: Kyoto University, B.S. Physics


  • since 2019: University of Freiburg, G. H. Endress fellow in M. Thoss group
  • 2017-2018: University of Freiburg, Research fellow in M. Thoss group
  • 2014-2017: University of Hamburg, Research fellow in L. Mathey group

Research Interests

  • Non-equilibrium physics: optically excited materials, dynamics of ultracold atoms
  • Low dimensional systems: atomic nanowires, organic materials, carbon nanotubes, cold atoms
  • Transport problems: quantum dots, nano-structure, molecular junctions

Selected Publications

"Effect of mediated interactions on a Hubbard chain in mixed-dimensional fermionic cold atoms"
Phys. Rev. Research 2, 033054 (2020)
Junichi Okamoto, Wen-Min Huang, Kyle Irwin, David K Campbell, Shan-Wen Tsai

"Time-dependent spectral properties of photoexcited one-dimensional ionic Hubbard model: an exact diagonalization study"
New J. Phys. 21, 123040 (2019)
Junichi Okamoto

"Gapless regime in charge-density-wave phase of the finite dimensional Falicov-Kimball model"
Phys. Rev. B 100, 075124 (2019)
Martin Žonda, Junichi Okamoto, Michael Thoss

"Probing optically silent superfluid stripes in cuprates"
Science 359, 575 (2018)
Srivats Rajasekaran, Jun-ichi Okamoto, Ludwig Mathey, Michael Fechner, Vivek Thampy, Genda D. Gu, Andrea Cavalleri

"Hierarchical equations of motion approach to transport through an Anderson impurity coupled to interacting Luttinger liquid leads"
Phys. Rev. B 94, 235411 (2016)
Jun-ichi Okamoto, Ludwig Mathey, Rainer Härtle

"Theory of enhanced interlayer tunneling in optically driven high Tc superconductors"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 227001 (2016)
Jun-ichi Okamoto, Andrea Cavalleri, Ludwig Mathey

"Structure and Control of Charge Density Waves in Two-Dimensional 1T-TaS2"
PNAS 112, 15054 (2015)
A. W. Tsen, R. Hovden, D. Z. Wang, Y. D. Kim, J. Okamoto, K. A. Spoth, Y. Liu, W. J. Lu, Y. P. Sun, J. Hone, L. F. Kourkoutis, P. Kim, A. N. Pasupathy 

"Experimental evidence for a Bragg glass density wave phase in a transition-metal dichalcogenide"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 026802 (2015)
Jun-ichi Okamoto, Carlos J. Arguello, Ethan Rosenthal, Abhay Pasupathy, and Andrew J. Millis 

"One-dimensional physics in transition-metal nanowires: Renormalization group and bosonization analysis"
Phys. Rev. B 85, 115406 (2012)
Jun-ichi Okamoto, and A. J. Millis


  • G. H. Endress fellowship (2019-2021)
  • Research grant from Research Foundation for Opto-Science and Technology, (500,000 JPY, 2018-2019)
  • IOP trusted reviewer