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International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop

Tokyo, Japan [August 3 - August 7, 2015]

WELCOME to the International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop 2015, organized jointly by The University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology. The physics of nanoscale materials and their devices is a blossoming area of research and development in both academic and industrial laboratories around the world, and the iNOW 2015 workshop will be an unmissable opportunity for young reserchers in the field to engage in discussions and share their own ideas on state-of-the-art nanoscale semiconductor processing and synthesis, the new physics behind controlling the optical and electrical properties of materials, cutting edge characterization techniques, and new devices with novel functionalities. As with previous iNOWs, the workshop will feature tutorial-style talks given by leaders of research fields, poster sessions for student presentations, rump sessions, and ample time to enjoy the city of Tokyo: The ultra-modern capital city of the land of the rising sun! There will also be a special guest lecture from Prof. Hiroshi Amano, Nobel Laureate in Physics (2014). iNOW 2015 will be held in three locations within the centre of the city: Tokyo University's Komaba Research Campus and Hongo Campus, and Tokyo Institute of Technology's Ookayama campus. There will also be several social events such as the banquet (where you can try delicious Japanese cuisine), and a tour of the city. The workshop promises ample opportunities for interaction with peers, inspiring presentations, exciting discussions, and invigorating debates. We hope your experiences here will stimulate future collaborations and spark future breakthroughs. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you to Tokyo for iNOW 2015.

Important dates

Please note that registration must be made online

Mid April, 2015

Online registration opens

May 31, 2015

Online registration deadline

June 23, 2015

Abstract submission deadline

July 15, 2015

Acceptance notification

August 3, 2015

Workshop begins


Yasuhiko Arakawa (The University of Tokyo)

Dieter Bimberg (Technische Universität Berlin)

Connie Chang Hasnain (University of California, Berkeley)

Fumio Koyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Local Arrangement

Satoshi Iwamoto (The University of Tokyo)

Nobuhiko Nishiyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Takuo Tanemura (The University of Tokyo)

Mark Holmes (The University of Tokyo)

Technical Topics

Growth of nanostructures

Quantum dots and nanowires

Photonic crystals


Plasmonics and left-handed materials

Quantum well, quantum dot and quantum cascade lasers


Solar cells

Widegap materials and devices

Integrated photonic circuits

High-speed lasers and detectors

Applications and systems

Photonic devices for life sciences and environment

Excursion Trip

Please see the link in the left menu bar.

Steering Committee

Zhores Alferov, St. Petersburg Academic University

Vladimir Vasilev, St. Petersburg University ITMO

Markus Amann, Technical University of Munich

Yasuhiko Arakawa, University of Tokyo

Dieter Bimberg, Technical University of Berlin

Connie Chang-Hasnain, UC Berkeley (ex-officio)

Zhangyuan Chen, Peking University

Vladimir Dubrovskii, St. Petersburg Academic University (ex-officio)

Alfred Forchel, University Wurzburg

Yi Luo, Tsinghua University

Fumio Koyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Abderrahim Ramdane, LPN CNRS

Guillaume Huyet, Tyndall National Institute

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