Joint Symposium on Optics

Since 2016, OSA and the Optical Society of Japan (OSJ) have organized joint English-language symposia during Optics & Photonics Japan (OPJ). This partnership has expanded to include the Optical Society of Korea (OSK) and provide a joint international forum for exchange. The annual symposia will rotate between OSJ and OSK meetings.

The 2018 Joint Symposim is hosted by the Optical Society of Japan (OSJ), and is co-located with Optics & Photonics Japan (OPJ).

The two topic tracks for 2018 will explore the latest advances in Applied Optics and Optical Science. View the agenda of sessions.
The goal of the symposia is to create a global forum for leading researchers to present their latest work and to hear the most up-to-date results in scientific subjects and related new technologies in the fields of Applied Optics and Optical Science.
We hope that this joint endeavor will provide scientific and professional networking as well as scientific inspiration to the attendees.
2018 Symposia Chairs:
Prof. Byoungho Lee, Seoul National Univ., Korea
Prof. Osamu Matoba, Kobe Univ., Japan
Prof. Takashige Omatsu, Chiba Univ., Japan


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1. Applied Optics

  1. Information optics
  2. Digital optics
  3. Bioimaging
  4. Optical measurement
  5. Design of optical system

Additional topics may be added


Invited Speakers

  • Wonshik Choi, Korea University, South Korea
  • François Goudail, Institut d’Optique Graduate School, France
  • Marenori Kawamura, Akita Univ., Japan
  • Jinwoong Kim, ETRI, South Korea
  • Juan Carlos Miñano Dominguez, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Izumi Nishidate, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
  • Michal Pawlowski, Rice Univ., USA
  • Yasuhiro Takaki, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
  • Takao Tanabe, Showa Optoronics Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Takeshi Yasui, Tokushima Univ. and JST, ERATO MINOSHIMA Intelligent Optical Synthesizer, Japan

2. Optical Science

  1. Nanophotonics
  2. Plasmonics
  3. Nonlinear optics
  4. Laser physics
  5. Material processing
  6. Optoelectronics
  7. Quantum optics

Additional topics may be added


Invited Speakers

  • Satoshi Iwamoto, The Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
  • Baohua Jia, Swinburne Univ., Australia
  • Masahiro Nomura, The Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
  • Junsuk Rho, POSTECH, S. Korea
  • Valeria Rodriguez Fajardo, Univ. of the Witswatersrand, S. Africa
  • Toshiharu Saiki, Keio Univ., Japan
  • Seok Ho Song, Hanyang Univ., S. Korea
  • Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Technical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark
  • Jiyang Wang, Shandong Univ., China
  • Ta-Jen Yen, National Tsing Hua Univ., Taiwan

Student Prizes

OSA will sponsor two best student presentation prizes to be presented at the banquet. 


OSA, OSK, and OSJ members may register at the discounted member rate. 

Key Dates:
28 September 2018 - Advance Registration Deadline

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  • Day 1: Tuesday, 30 October 2018
  • Day 2: Wednesday, 31 October 2018

There will be a reception on Tuesday evening, 30 October, for attendees and OSA members. View the agenda of sessions.


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