UV-DUV Plasmonics and Nanophotonics Workshop (UPN2013)
October 28-29, 2013
Icho Kaikan, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Ultraviolet (UV) and deep-ultraviolet (DUV) cover an interesting spectral range where short wavelength and high photon energy can lead to new information in spectroscopy as well as to improved applications of photocatalytic effects, solar cells and lithography. While short wavelength can intrinsically lead to better spatial resolution in microscopy, an inclusion of plasmonic effects in UV-DUV can result in much higher spatial resolution in microscopy and nanoscopy than what we expect in the visible range.
Even though the advantages of the UV-DUV spectral range have been recognized for a long time, there has been only limited effort to explore its applications in spectroscopy at nanoscale, in high resolution microscopy, in plasmonics and in many other related fields such as solar cells and lithography. We have realized that it is probably the right time for scientists working on various aspects of applications of UV and DUV to meet together, exchange our current status of research, and discuss the future scopes and possibilities, as well as to inspire many other researchers to contribute in this field.
We are therefore planning to organize a two-day-long international workshop on this topic by inviting most recognized researchers and scientists from all over the world working on UV and DUV, particularly for its application at nanoscale. This will be the very first workshop on this subject, which we hope will continue in the coming years.
Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Osaka University
Executive Director of Photonics Center, Osaka University