2nd International Nanophotonics Symposium Handai (INPS 2004)



from fundamentals to applications

July 26-28, 2004

Ichyo Kaikan in Suita Campus, Osaka University, Osaka


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Invited Speakers



Proceeding and Book Publication


Information to Authors

Access to the Conference Site

Hotel Accommodation

Local Sites



Latest Messages


l      Abstract submission deadline

(Closed July 7, 2004)

l      Participation Registration is still open, the hotel reservation is closed (July 12, 2004).

l      Abstract submission deadline: June 11, 2004





(Latest update: July 12, 2004)



Recently photonics has been established as an all-encompassing optical science and technology, which has impacted a diverse range of research disciplines, from information technology to biological study. Nanophotonics concerns particularly on light-matter interactions on the nanoscale, where researchers are discovering new phenomena and developing technologies that go well beyond what is possible with conventional photonics and electronics. These new technologies could include high efficiency information processing and transferring, high-capacity optical data storage, flexible- and high-contrast displays, and precise detection, control and manipulation of nanoscale species, as well as fabrication of nanodevices and integrated systems. Moreover, nanophotonics will continue to impact biomedical technologies by providing new and powerful diagnostic techniques, as well as light-guided and activated therapies. Osaka University is one of the most important centers for nanophotonics research. In the series of INPS symposiums, we are inviting leading scientists from the worldwide who are working on nanophotonics. We wish the INPS becomes a platform for exchanging information and ideas on nanophotonic science and applications, a platform for promoting collaboration and deepening friendship.

    Each symposium of INPS may be focused on a particular topic. In the 2004 meeting, 2nd INPS, we will discuss plasmonics, from fundamentals to applications. The term plasmonics arose from "plasmons", which are the quanta associated with longitudinal waves propagating in matter, particularly metal, through the collective motion of large numbers of electrons. Incident light irradiating a metal surface excites conduction electrons and induces surface plasmons. We concern the investigation, development and applications of enhanced electromagnetic properties of metallic nanostructures. The goal of this particular symposium is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for state-of-the-art synthesis approaches and instrumentation related new research area of "plasmonics" and its applications in various fields.




              Prof. Satoshi Kawata (Osaka Univ)

              Prof. Hiroshi Masuhara (Osaka Univ)

Local Organizing Committee

              Osamu Nakamura (Osaka Univ)

              Takayuki Okamoto (RIKEN)

              Yasushi Inouye (Osaka Univ)

              Tuyoshi Asahi (Osaka Univ)

              Hong-Bo Sun (Osaka Univ)

              Katsumasa Fujita (Osaka Univ)

              Satoru Shoji (Osaka Univ)

              Taro Ichimura (Osaka Univ)


Invited Speakers

(International Speakers)

              Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology)

              Ulrich Fischer (University of Muester)

              Max Kreiter (Max-Planck-Institute)

              Aaron Lewis (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

              Luis Martin-Moreno (University Zaragoza)

              Oskar Painter (California Institute of Technology)

              John Pendry (Imperial College of Science, London)

              Marie-Paule Pileni (University P & M Curie)

              Vladimir M. Shalaev (Purdue University)

              Yung Doug Suh (Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology)

              Din-Ping Tsai (National Taiwan University)


(Japanese Speakers)

Masuo Fukui (The University of Tokushima)

Masayuki Futamata (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

Akito Ishida (Kyoto Prefecture University)

Teruya Ishihara (RIKEN)

Shinji Hayashi (Kobe University)

Kotaro Kajikawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Satoshi Kawata (Osaka University)

Hiroshi Masuhara (Osaka University)

Takayuki Okamoto (RIKEN)

Masatoshi Osawa (Hokkaido University)

Junichi Takahara (Osaka University)

Sunao Yamada (Kyushu University)




Plasmonics, an emerging field of optics aimed at the study of light interactions with metallic nanostructures in dimensions far smaller than a wavelength of light, smaller than todayfs smallest electronic devices. The topics to be discussed will be focused, but not limited to:

New design and synthesis approaches

Nanosphere, nano-shell, nanowaveguidec

Nano metallic tip for detection

Application to novel photonic devices

Electromagnetism on the nanoscale


Program (Tentative)


July 26 (Monday)

July 27 (Tuesday)

July 28

8:45~9:00 Registration


9:00~9:20 Opening Remarks


9:20~9:30 Project Inotroduction

9:15~9:30 Short addresses

H. Miyahara (President, Osaka Univ)

Representative (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology))


Lab tours


LaSIE, Kawata Laboratory



Masuhara Laboratory

9:30~11:00 Session 1

9:30~11:00 Session 5

11:00~11:30 Coffee break

11:00~11:30 Coffee Break

11:30~13:00 Session 2

11:30~13:00 Session 6

13:00~ 14:30 Lunch

13:00~14:45 Lunch and Poster Session

14:30~16:00 Session 3

14:45~16:15 Session 7

16:00~16:30 Coffee break

16:15~16:30 Coffee break

16:30~18:00 Session 4

16:30~17:45 Session 8 and closing remark


A banquet will be arranged at the evening of July 26, 19:00~21:00. All invited speakers and poster presenters are invited to attend. Access is free of charge.


(Click here for the final program)


Proceeding and Book Publication

A conference proceeding will be on site prepared, for which please send us a 2-page extended abstract in PDF format by e-mail. The abstract must be written on A4-sized area with 25 mm margins on the top, bottom and right, 30 mm on the left. The title of the paper, author's name, affiliation, complete return address, telephone number, facsimile number and e-mail address (if available) must appear at the top. Clear tables, line drawings and photographs can be included anywhere. The camera-ready manuscript will appear in the technical digest in offset print. Characters and illustrations exceeding the above area limit may not be printed in the technical digest. The PDF file must reach the following E-mail address by July 7, 2004.




If you prefer to send hardcopy or electronic files other than PDF style, please notice us beforehand using the above-mentioned email.


A book on the latest progress of plasmonics is now under plan. All invited speakers and some selected contributed authors are expected to write a chapter for the book. Details will be announced later. 



There will be no registration fee required for general participants. However, you are requested to register your participation here so that we could make a better arrangement. Also if you need reserve hotel, please use the online registration system. (See below Hotel Accommodation for details)


(Click here for REGISTRATION)


Information to Authors


The symposium consists of invited lectures and poster sessions. All contributed papers will be presented in the poster session.


Invited Lectures (Oral Presentation)

Total time for presentation is 30 minutes (25 min for presentation and 5 min for discussion). A projector for a lap top computer is available. You can bring your own laptop or CD ROM. An overhead projector for transparency users will also be available. 


Poster Presentation

Poster session is one of the most important sessions in this symposium. Please paste your poster in the morning of July 26, before 13:30. During the symposium, please do not remove the poster. We would like to discuss as much as possible using the posters. Each author is provided with 1.2m wide x 2.1m high board on which to display the summary and results of their papers. Authors remain in the vicinity of the bulletin board for the duration of the sessions to answer questions from attendees. Pins to hold the posters will be prepared by secretary of 2nd INPS.


Access to the Conference Site


Access guiding map (access.gif) (access.pdf)

For international participants, landing at Kansai International Airport is highly recommended.

Kansai International Airport : http://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/english/index.htm

Airport Limousine Bus :  http://www.kate.co.jp/pc/english/english.html

Osaka - Monorail :  http://www.osaka-monorail.co.jp/

Hankyu Railway :  http://www.hankyu.co.jp/rail/index.shtml


---Domestic Participants:

By Train:

Hankyu Senri line, "Kitasenri" (Terminal), 25min. Walk

By Monorail

Osaka Monorail Saito line, "Handai-byoin-mae" (Terminal), 10min. Walk

By Bus

Hankyu Bus, From "Senri-Chuo" to "Osaka University Administration Bureau"

Kintetsu Bus, From "Ibaraki" or "JR Ibaraki" to "Osaka University Administration Bureau"


Hotel Accommodation

Rooms in two hotels have been reserved for the symposium.


Hotel Information


Rate : Single room


Senrihankyu Hotel


Check in   14:00

Check out  12:00

JPY 9,817/night



2-1-D-1, Shin-Senrihigashi-cho, Toyonaka-shi

560-0082, Osaka

TEL  +81-6-6872-2211


Hotel Mare Minamisenri


Check in   15:00

Check out  11:00

JPY 6,468 / night



1-2-D-9, Tsukumodai, Suita-shi

565-0862, Osaka

TEL  +81-6-6872-1911



The above rates are for one room per night with service charge & consumption tax.

No meal is included.                     

Senri Hankyu Hotel will be booked for invited speakers.

If your first choice is unavailable, we will inform you.

To book your hotel room, please go to the Registration page.


Local sites

Introduction to Osaka (From Yahoo Travel)


Introduction to Osaka (From prefectural government)


Osaka University


Campus map (CampusMapSuita):


              No.56 : Ichokaikan, the meeting hall.

              No.10 : LaSIE, Applied Physics



2nd INPS Secretariat

              Department of Applied Physics,

              Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

Email: inps2@ap.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp



Fax: +81-6-6879-7330



1. Nanotechnology Researchers Network Center of Japan

2. Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University