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.
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 Chair:
Prof. Osamu Matoba, Kobe University, Japan
Prof. Takashige Omatsu, Chiba University, Japan
Prof. Byoungho Lee, Seoul National University, Korea


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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

 Applied Optics Co-chairs

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

Optical Science Co-Chairs


Paper Submission

OSJ, OSA, and OSK members and student members are invited to participate by submitting a paper and abstract.  Submissions will be reviewed and considered for oral or poster presentations. Student paper awards will be presented. Accepted and presented papers will be archived in the OSA Publishing digital library.


31 July 2018 - Abstract deadline (100 words abstract and title)
31 August 2018 - Summary deadline (A4 format, 2 pages)

The submission site will be opened on 29 June 2018.  View the abstract template (MS-Word) and manuscript guidelines online.


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

Key Dates:
29 June 2018 - Advance Registration Opens
28 September 2018 - Advance Registration Deadline



  • 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.


OPJ2018 Office
Adthree Publishing Co. Ltd.
4-27-37 Higashi-Nakano, Nakano-ku,164-0003
Tokyo, Japan
TEL: 81-3-5925-2840 FAX: 81-3-5925-2913