The 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Near-field Optics (APNFO10)

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Award winners
[Best Presentation Award]
Maiku Yamaguchi, Japan
Jun Hyoung Kim, Japan
Sponsor: Nano-optics Research Group (Optical Society of Japan)

[IAC Presentation Award]
Hajime Tanaka, Japan
Mamoru Tamura, Japan
Ryosuke Nagumo, Japan
Wan Aizuddin Wan Razali, Australia
Sponsor: IAC

[Best Poster Award]
Jin-Jian Wei, Japan
Xiaoyu Wu, China
Sponsor: Nano-optics Research Group (Optical Society of Japan)

[IAC Poster Award]
Masashi Miyata, Japan
Katsuhiro Nishioka, Japan
Pin Chieh Wu, Taiwan
Toshinari Mochizuki, Japan
Sponsor: IAC

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Address "Gotoken": 4-5 Suehiro, Hakodate, Hokkaido Japan
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1st Call for Papers


July 7-10, 2015
Hakodate Research Center for Fisheries and Oceans, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

Welcome to APNFO2015

The Asia-Pacific Conference on Near-field Optics (APNFO) has provided an opportunity for leading scientists and young researchers in the field of nano-optics to discuss new ideas and approaches in cutting-edge research, and to network with each other. APNFO has been held every two years, following the first meeting in Seoul in 1996, in Beijing, Melbourne, Taroko, Niigata, Yellow Mountain, Jeju, Adelaide, Singapore, and celebrates its 10th memorial in Hakodate, Japan in 2015.

In these last 20 years, rapid progress in nanoscience and nanotechnology has made nano-optics more attractive and applicable to various research fields, including molecular and solid-state physics, chemistry, and biology. The unique characteristics of light-matter interaction on the nanoscale have provided a tool for microscopic study to pursue basic science interests, including the quantum mechanical nature of light and electrons. It has also brought a discipline to address engineering and manufacturing challenges for making devices smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient, and more importantly, for promoting conceptually new device paradigms.

In the coming phase, we will go even smaller to the atomic scale and deal with more complex and multiscaled systems to cover much broader scientific and engineering fields. At APNFO-10, we organize a special session entitled “Exploring the Future of Light on the Nanoscale” to allow participants to share their experiences, problems, and concerns, and to discuss promising future directions. In addition, keynote and invited speakers are also arranged to exhibit the current trends in nano-optics, which will inspire and motivate young researchers and students.

Main Topics
Novel concepts and phenomena in near-field nano-optics
Theory and modeling in nano-photonics
Near-field enhancement phenomena
Nonlinear and quantum optics of near-field regime
Fano resonance
Infra-red and THz technology
NSOM, super-resolution and nanofocusing
Nano-optical fabrication and manipulation of matters
Nano-optical characterization, optical spectroscopy and instrumentation
Nano-photonic materials, structures and waveguides, devices and designs
Applications in sensing, solar cells, biology, chemistry, solid-state physics and material sciences etc.

Motoichi Ohtsu (The University of Tokyo)
Toshiharu Saiki (Keio University)

Chairs of APNFO10



Nano Optics Group, The Optical Society of Japan

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The Optical Society of Japan

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The Japan Society of Applied Physics

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Hakodate City


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Conference Secretariat
Prof. Toshiharu Saiki
Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Keio University
3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kouhoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8522, Japan
Phone: +81-45-566-1784
Fax: +81-45-566-1529


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