The 13th Asia-Pacific Conference on Near-Field Optics (APNFO13)

July 29-31, 2022, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
The Organizing Committee is currently planning to hold the meeting face-to-face, contingent upon improvement in the situation. in Hybrid format. The organizers strongly encourage participants, who live in Japan, to participate the conference in person, unless there are unavoidable circumstances.

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Conference registration will open on 28th, and a summer school with three or four tutorial lectures will be given on the day.

Important dates
Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2022 (23:59 JST) Postponed to May 9, 2022 (23:59 JST)
Online registration (early bird) by: July 15, 2022 (23:59 JST)
Abstract release date: July 29, 2022

3rd Call For Papers

Web Program Book uploaded!

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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, Hakodate, Tainan, Xiamen and will be held in Sapporo, Japan in 2022.
Rapid progress in nanoscience and nanotechnology has made near-field optics more attractive and applicable to various research fields on condensed matter physics including chemistry and biology. The unique characteristics of light-matter interactions 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, the near-field nano-optics is expected to be applied not only to biosensors and nanofabrication technology, but also to light-energy conversions and storages such as solar cells and artificial photosynthesis. At APNFO-13, we organize a special session entitled "Hot carrier sciences and its application to light-energy conversions" 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 near-field optics, which will inspire and motivate young researchers and students.

Conference 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
  • Plasmonics
  • Fano resonance
  • Strong coupling
  • Metamaterials
  • Infra-red and THz technology
  • Hot carriers
  • 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, condensed matter physics including chemistry and biology etc.

Paper Submission

Submit your paper through this link. We will accept contributed papers for both oral and poster sessions. Those who wish to present a work is required to submit a A4 one page abstract. Abstract template (.dotx) can be downloaded here.

Attendees from overseas, who are difficult to come to Japan due to ongoing travel restrictions, are encouraged to participate online. For those who make presentations online, the program will be edited so that the presenters can make presentations at the most appropriate possible time of residence. On the other hand, the organizers strongly encourage participants, who live in Japan, to participate the conference in person, unless there are unavoidable circumstances.


To attend the conference, you need to register either online or on-site.

To register for the conference and pay the registration fee online, please follow the instructions below. You can pay by credit card.

  1. Go to the registration site through the following link, and create your account. If you already have your account for submission, this step is not needed.
  2. Start registration from the "Registration" tab through the link above.
Payment typeEarly bird registration before 15th July, 23:59 (JST)After 16th July (JST)
Regular30,000 JPY35,000 JPY
Student5,000 JPY8,000 JPY

The registration fee includes attendance in conference sessions, and conference materials (program & abstracts). The organizing committee plans a banket with an additional fee depending on the COVID-19 situation.


Web Program Book

Updated on 25th/Jul/2022

APNFO13 Web Program Book is available through this link only for authorized participants. Please refer to the username and password on the e-mail from on 25th July. Instructions for attendees, presentors, and chairs are available together with Zoom links. Abstracts can be downloaded from 29th to 31st July.

Time table

Updated on 20th/Jul/2022

Click here.

Poster presentation list is here.

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Ohtsu

Prof. Motoichi Ohtsu

Research Origin for Dressed Photon

"Off-shell science for dressed photons"

Prof. Staude

Prof. Isabelle Staude

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

"Active photonic nanostructures empowered by 2D materials"

Summer School

A summer school will be also held in the evening of the day before the conference (July 28, 2022). The summer school is held to provide education for young scientists and students as a pre-conference of APNFO13. Three or four tutorial lectures will be given by leading researchers in this field. Therefore, many students are also expected to participate.

Award winners

APNFO-13 Presentation Award

  • OL29-A8 Naoki Ichiji, University of Tsukuba
  • OL29-B8 Xiaoyuan Liu*, City University of Hong Kong
  • OL30-B6 Katsuma Aoki, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
  • OL30-A14 Sen Zhang, Zhejiang University

APNFO-13 Poster Award

  • PO29-6 Ayana Mizuno, Shizuoka University
  • PO29-14 Hiroki Takeuchi, Hokkaido University
  • PO29-23 Nagisa Miwa, Waseda University
  • PO29-24 Nozomi Oishi, Hokkaido University
  • PO29-25 Yen-En Liu*, Hokkaido University
  • PO29-35 Yuto, Shikama, Hokkaido University

*These presenters are also awarded to "APNFO-13 Inspiring Paper Award".


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Welcome to Sapporo (Tourist's portal) Sapporo city


The Conference Hall, Hokkaido University, Kita 8, Nishi 5-8-1, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628 Japan


Please refer to access information to Sapporo Campus, Hokkaido University from here and here.


International Advisory Committee

  • Chair: Ann Roberts The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Din Ping Tsai, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Dayong Jin, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Luping Shi, Tsinghua University, China
  • Takashi Yatsui, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
  • Toshiharu Saiki, Keio University, Japan
  • Wonho Jhe, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Seung-Han Park, Yonsei University, Korea
  • Harith Bin Ahmad, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Tou Teck Yong, Malaysia Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • Richard Blaikie, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Ai Qun Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Minghui Hong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Yung Chiang Lan, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Masud Mansuripur, The University of Arizona, USA
  • Martin Moskovits, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
  • Vu Dinh Lam, Institute of Materials Science, Viet Nam
  • Yuan-Fong Chou Chau, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
  • Wan Mahmood B Mat Yunus, University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Zubin Jacob, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Yu-Jung Lu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Hui-Hsin Hsiao, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Hiroaki Misawa, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Min Gu, University of Shanghai for Science & Technology, China

Organizing Committee

  • General Chair: Hiroaki Misawa, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Kosei Ueno, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Keisuke Imaeda, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Akira Ishikawa, University of Yamanashi, Japan
  • Kazuharu Uchiyama, University of Yamanashi, Japan
  • Kohei Imura, Waseda University, Japan
  • Yasuo Ohdaira, Niigata University, Japan
  • Masaru Sakai, University of Yamanashi, Japan
  • Hiroyasu Fujiwara, Hamamatsu Photonics, Japan
  • Kei Murakoshi, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Hiroo Minamimoto, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Kentaro Iwami, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Naoya Tate, Kyushu University, Japan

Program Committee

  • Keiji Sasaki, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Pin Christophe, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Atsushi Ono, Shizuoka University, Japan
  • Tamitake Itoh, AIST, Japan


For more information, please contact to APNFO-13 secretariat.

Past conference

APNFO-10 (Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan, 2015)