Symposium 7: Optical Ceramics


Optical ceramics have been widely used in applications from classical light shaping to modern optical information processing and telecommunication systems, playing important roles as key enablers of advanced technologies.  Expectations are growing for novel ceramics, such as broadband amplifiers, transparent ceramic lasers, nonlinear optical switches, nonoxide optics for infrared applications, novel phosphors for white LEDs and new displays as well as luminescent ceramics enabling high-power illumination, novel pigments and UV absorbers in oxynitrides. Innovation in the advanced processing of materials for realizing superior optical functions is also occurring at a rapidpace. This includes laser processing and syntheses of organic/inorganic nano-composites, where more progress is urgently awaited. This symposium will focus on research on novel optical ceramic materials and their device applications, including single crystals, glasses, powders and thin films, among the following topics:



  1. Shinichi Kikkawa

  2. Franck Tessier

  3. Setsuhisa Tanabe

Main Organizer

Shinichi Kikkawa, Hokkaido University, Japan
Franck Tessier, CNRS - University of Rennes1, France
Setsuhisa Tanabe, Kyoto University, Japan



John Ballato, Clemson University, USA
Marco Bettinelli, University of Verona, Italy
Alexandr Gektin , Institute for Scintillation Materials, NAS, Ukraine
Akio Ikesue, World Lab Co., Japan
Ludmila I. Isaenko, Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Russia
Bert Hintzen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Masayoshi Mikami, Mitsubishi Chemical Group, Japan
Jianbei Qiu, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China
Kiyoshi Shimamura, NIMS, Japan
Frédéric Smektala, University of Bourgogne, France
Masahide Takahashi, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Kenji Toda, Niigata University, Japan
Mikio Higuchi, Hokkaido University, Japan
Dae Ho Yoon , Sungkyunkwan University, Korea