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Optoelectronics Forum -- Super Energy-Saving Society through Lasers

2012-2-3 (Fri) 2:50 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

The Photon Pioneers Center in Osaka University and Resona Foundation for Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion are holding a forum on Friday, February 3, 2012.

The Photon Pioneers Center in Osaka University was established in January 2009 as a cross-school organization to facilitate smooth and efficient cooperation between international education and industry through the development of optical systems and optical devices.
As a key center for promoting optical science for achieving a wide range of goals in basic and applied science to the creation of optical technology and new industries, expectations for the center have increased more and more.
The center is holding this optoelectronics forum in order to discuss and explore the application and development of optical science research by matching seeds at university with needs from companies and potential users, aiming to obtain the latest information and, by doing so, to open a new research field.
In this forum, under the theme "Super Energy-Saving Society through Lasers," research will be introduced to individuals interested in creating new technology and industry and university-industry cooperation through optical technology.


  • 2:50 - 3:25 p.m. -- Keynote Speech "Creating Energy-Saving Materials through Optical Science -- Creating Energy Saving New Materials by High-Power Lasers, " KODAMA Ryousuke, Director, The Photon Pioneers Center in Osaka University, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
  • Light consists of elemental particles that convey electromagnetic force, one of the four fundamental forces controlling the universe. Light is the only element of this force that human can control. Thus, manufacturing and energy creation using light are the most efficient and make sense. Using light in the form of lumps of energy, particles, or waves, new technology enabling super energy-saving society is being born.
  • 3:25 - 4:00 p.m. -- "Super Energy-Saving Laser Processing," FUJITA Masayuki, Visiting Professor, Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University
  • In the industry area of the Energy Saving Strategy 2011 promoted by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, the laser machining process was selected as a technology promoting energy savings. Laser processing technology has high efficiency and yield rate in the production process and is expected to be a technology leading to the production of high energy-saving products.
  • 4:10 - 4:45 p.m. -- "The Progress of UV Laser Source and Creating a New Industry," YOSHIMURA Masashi, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
  • In Japan, the world's most advanced UV laser source using frequency conversion crystals has been developed by universities and companies since the 90s. As LSIs increase their performance, the need for UV light in manufacturing is growing. Dr. Yoshimura will introduce the latest information about light sources and possible industry development.
  • 4:45 - 5:20 p.m. -- "Laser Illumination and its Applications -- from Displays to Plant Factories," YAMAMOTO Kazuhisa, Specially appointed professor, Vice director, The Photon Pioneers Center in Osaka University, Osaka University
  • Due to the rapid development of laser sources, next generation illumination using lasers is highly probable. Dr. Yamamoto will speak about the major technology of laser illumination, its challenges and applications ranging from displays to plant factories.

How to apply: Please send your name, the name of your organization or company, and your telephone number and email address to the address below:

The Photon Pioneers Center in Osaka University, Osaka University
There is no participation fee for attending this forum.
Application deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Date: 2012-2-3 (Fri) 2:50 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
Venue: Icho Hall, Suita Campus, Osaka University
Registration: Registration by email is necessary.
Contact: Photon Pioneers Center in Osaka University

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