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 2019 Joint Symposia is hosted by the Optical Society of Korea  (OSK) and is co-located with the Optics and Photonics Congress and the OSK Summer Annual Meeting.

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.

All OSA, OSK, and OSJ members are invited to submit for oral or poster presentation!
Paper Submission Deadline: 10 June 2019

Registration now open!
Pre-Registration Deadline: 21 June 2019

We hope that this joint endeavor will provide scientific and professional networking as well as scientific inspiration to the attendees. Learn more.
2019 Symposia Chairs:
Prof. Judith Dawes, Macquarie University, Australia
Prof. Beop-Min Kim, Korea University, Korea
Prof. Osamu Matoba, Kobe University, Japan
Prof. Takashige Omatsu, Chiba University, Japan

Dates & Location

14 - 16 July 2019
Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO), Busan, Korea




1. Applied Optics

  1. AR/VR
  2. Biophotonics
  3. Display
  4. Holography
  5. Information Optics
  6. Optical sensing

Joonku Hahn, Kyungpook National University, Korea
Peter E. Andersen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Yukitoshi Otani, Utsunomiya University, Japan


2. Optical Science

  1. Interaction between Optical Fields and Matters
  2. Laser Physics
  3. Metamaterials
  4. Nano optics & photonics
  5. Nonlinear Optics
  6. Quantum optics & photonics
  7. Ultrafast Optics

Yoon-Ho Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Juliet Gopinath, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Takuo Tanaka, RIKEN, Japan


Additional topics may be added.