Joint ISSP-OIST Symposium

Joint ISSP-OIST Symposium:

Lighting Up New Frontiers – From Tokyo to Okinawa, From Materials to Neurons

March 10 & 11 2014
B250 (& Restaurant Floor for Poster Session) , OIST Center Building



The Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit, OIST and the Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), University of Tokyo announce a joint symposium to exchange the latest developments in photonics and optical technologies; and to initiate novel interdisciplinary collaborations on the applications of light to materials science, condensed matter physics and neuroscience.



Hidefumi Akiyama

Yoshihisa Harada

Jiro Itatani

Yohei Kobayashi

Shik Shin

Tohru Suemoto

Sile Nic Chormaic

Yabing Qi

Nic Shannon

Mukhles Sowwan

Jeff Wickens

Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama



All sessions will take place in B250, OIST Center building except for the poster session, which will take place at the Restaurant Floor on level B.

A PDF version of the program may be found here. Presentation abstracts are available here.

Monday, March 10
09:00 - 10:00 OIST Welcome and Campus Tour
Session 1: Playing a "light" role in energy, materials, and devices
10:00 - 10:40 Yabing Qi, Low cost solar cells
10:40 - 11:20 Hidefumi Akiyama, Nano-device physics of semiconductor lasers, solar cells, and bioluminescence
11:20 - 12:00 Tohru Suemoto, Observation and control of spin motions by impulsive terahertz radiation
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:30 Lab Tours
Session 2: Reaching higher - Higher harmonics and x-rays
15:30 - 16:10 Yohei Kobayashi, 10-MHz repetition rate, high-order harmonics generation
16:10 - 16:50 Jiro Itatani, Soft-X-ray high harmonic generation using a few-cycle intense infrared light source
16:50 - 17:30 Yoshihisa Harada, Soft X-ray emission spectroscopy
17:30 - 19:00 Additional Lab Tours and Discussion-Interaction Time
Tuesday, March 11
Session 3: Putting light to good use
09:00 - 09:40 Nic Shannon, Shedding light on frustrated magnets in high magnetic field
09:40 - 10:20 Shik Shin, Study of materials science by the laser-photoemission spectroscopy
10:20 - 11:00 Sile Nic Chormaic, Manipulating and trapping particles with optical nanofiber guided light
11:00 - 12:00 Scientific Resources Tour
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break
Session 4: Lighting up new frontiers: Materials to Neurons
13:30 - 14:10 Mukhles Sowwan, Build -A -Nanoparticle
14:10 - 14:50 Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama, Singing in the brain
14:50 - 15:30 Jeff Wickens, Use of Optical Tools in the study of Memory & Learning Mechanisms in the Brain
15:30 - 17:30 Poster Session (Restaurant Floor)


Access information

Directions for accessing the campus and a map of the area are available here.

For participants: Detailed information on transportation arrangements between accommodation and OIST campus will be sent individually.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Conference & Workshop Section or the Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit.