14th Laser Ceramics Symposium

International Symposium on Transparent Ceramics for Photonic Applications is an annual international conference since 2005. The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for material scientists, chemists and physicists, to discuss the state of the art of optical transparent ceramics, including basic aspects and promising applications, and to give an insight into future advances and research possibilities in this field. The previous LCS events were held in Poland (2005), Japan (2006), France (2007), China (2008), Spain (2009), Germany (2010), Singapore (2011), Russia (2012 and 2017), South Korea (2013), Poland (2014), China (2015), and France (2016). It is our honor and pleasure to organize the 14th LCS(LCS2018) in Japan in the city of Okazaki. The symposium program will include invited talks as well as contributed (oral and poster) presentations. We hope that the symposium will bring together leading experts from around the world, will stimulate active discussions and links between scholars and will give a brilliant opportunity for the participants to start further fruitful research collaborations.

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14th Laser Ceramics Symposium (LCS 2018)
Technical Conference: 26-30 November 2018
Exhibitions: 26-27, 29-30 November 2018

Welcome to Okazaki, Aichi and the 14th Laser Ceramics Symposium (LCS2018) ! This is an annual international conference since 2005. The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for material scientists, chemists and physicists, to discuss the state of the art of optical transparent ceramics, including basic aspects and promising applications, and to give an insight into future advances and research possibilities in this field. The previous LCS events were held in Poland (2005), Japan (2006), France (2007), China (2008), Spain (2009), Germany (2010), Singapore (2011), Russia (2012 and 2017), South Korea (2013), Poland (2014), China (2015), and France (2016). This year we have the LCS2018 in Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), where is the historical place with regarding the early works of Nd:YAG ceramic lasers from 1998 (OSA TOPS, vol. 19, p. 430, etc.). During the next five days, this meeting will feature the latest worldwide advances in Transparent Ceramics for Photonic Applications.

The Program Committees for the meeting have worked to provide the high-quality content that characterizes symposium. The technical discussion will start on Monday, 26 November, from the joint special session with Ubiquitous Power Laser Workshop. The next morning, we will kick off the sessions with a plenary talk. After the Modern and Classical Ceramics Excursion, we have the fruitful networking Banquet on Wednesday, 28 November. Also the cutting edge future scopes of Laser Particle Acceleration and Photonic Ceramics Round Tables will be held on Thursday afternoon. Even the last day, 30 November, the Laboratory Tours in Okazaki area institutes, which include the advanced transparent ceramics of Micro-Domain Controlled devices with regarding Giant Micro-photonics for Ubiquitous Power Lasers, are scheduled.

We hope you enjoy all the meetings, and take full advantage of the scientific sessions and networking opportunities.

Before beginning, we would like to thank the All of Organizing Committees, Institutes, Societies and Sponsors for their time and effort in supporting organization of the symposium.

Sincerely,

LCS2018

Takunori Taira, RIKEN Spring-8 Center (Japan), and Institute for Molecular Science (Japan), Symposium Chair
Tohru S. Suzuki, National Institute for Materials Science (Japan), International Program Chair

Conference Information

Date: November 26-30, 2018 / Venue: Okazaki Conference Center / Host: Institute of Molecular Science (IMS)

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