8th International Conference on Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures

Date: April 7 - April 11, 2008
Venue: Convention Hall (2nd floor)in Building A, North (An)
Komaba Research Campus, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
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Sponsored by
Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics, the University of Tokyo
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Co-sponsored by
Secure-Life Electronics, Global COE, The University of Tokyo
Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association (OITDA)

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Important Dates

February 1, 2008: Deadline for abstract submission
February 29, 2008: Deadline for early registration
March 5, 2008: Deadline for accommodation application
March 31, 2008: Deadline for on-line registration*
*After April 1, 2008, only on-site registration is available. Please register on-site at conference venue.

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Conference scope

This conference will be devoted to the fundamental and technological issues relevant to the realization of a new generation of opto-electronic devices based on advanced low-dimensional and photonic structures, such as low threshold polariton lasers, new optical switches, single photon emitters, photonic band-gap structures, etc. It should review recent achievements in the fundamental understanding of strong light-matter coupling, as well as follow progress in the development of epitaxial and processing technologies of wide gap semiconductor and organic nanostructures and microcavities providing the basis for advanced optical studies. The conference will be open to new emerging field as carbon nanotubes and quantum information.

The idea of this conference is to bring together scientists active in the fields of semiconductor optics and material science dealing with modern technologies of wide-band semiconductor and organic materials, both in academia and industry. This combination should be very fruitful in preparation for future breakthroughs in these areas of physics.

The scope of the Conference covers both physics and application of a variety of phenomena related to light-matter coupling in solids.
Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

  • Light-matter coupling in microcavities and photonic crystals
  • Basic exciton-polariton physics
  • Bose-condensation
  • Spin related phenomena
  • Physics and application of quantum dots
  • Plasmons and near-field optics in light matter coupling
  • Growth and characterization of advanced wide-gap nanostructures (GaN, ZnSe, ZnO, organic materials)
  • Novel optical devices (polariton lasers, single-photon emitters, entangled photon pair generators, optical switches...)
  • Quantum information and processing