The 4 th International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies 2012

    The first International Workshops on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT) was held in 1999 as a celebration event for establishing FIR FU, and the second IW-FIRT was held in 2002 as a part of the Fukui University International Congress to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of our university. The third IW-FIRT was held in 2010, eight years after the second IW-FIRT, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of foundation of FIR FU. In the third IW-FIRT, concentrated discussions were developed in a wide field of the far-infrared technologies. This is the reflection of the great evolution and advancement of the research activities in the far-infrared region including terahertz range in the last decade. Now, researches in this area have been more quickly developing.
    Therefore, it is timely to hold the fourth IW-FIRT two years after the third IW-FIRT. Then, we have organized the Fourth International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies in 2012 (IW-FIRT 2012). The workshop consists of invited talks and a poster session with the following scope of topics:

1) Development of high power radiation sources in the far-infrared region,
2) High power terahertz technologies,
3) Terahertz spectroscopy,
4) Magnetic resonance phenomena in the far-infrared region,
5) Material development with high-power FIR sources, and
6) Other subjects related to the far-infrared region.

Important Dates

Conributed-Paper Submission Deadline: Jan 16, 2012 (One-page abstract with title and authors' information)
Registration Deadline: Feb 22, 2012 (Exempted for invited speakers and poster presenters)
Proceedings Manuscript Deadline: March 7, 2012 (For all authors)


Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region, University of Fukui


Teruo Saito

Honorary Chair

Toshitaka Idehara

Invited Speakers

Michael Bakunov (Univ. of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
Gerald Bastard (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France)
Tsun-Hsu Chang (National Tsing Hua Univ., Taiwan)
Ray Dupree (Univ. Warwick, UK)
Toshimichi Fujiwara (Osaka Univ.)
Mikhail Y. Glyavin (Inst. of Applied Physics, RAS, Russia)
Masanori Hangyo (Osaka Univ.)
Kaz Hirakawa (Univ.of Tokyo)
Fumitaka Horii (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University, Guest Prof. FIR FU)
Kodo Kawase (Nagoya Univ.)
Kazuyoshi Kurihara (Univ.of Fukui)
SangGap Lee (KBSI, Korea)
Norio Miyoshi (Univ. of Fukui)
Gregory S. Nusinovich (Univ. of Maryland, USA)
Shigeki Okajima (Chubu Univ.)
Ci-Ling Pan (National Tsing Hua Univ., Taiwan)
Gun-Sik Park (Seoul National Univ., Korea)
Michael I. Petelin (Inst. of Applied Physics, RAS,Russia, Guest Prof. FIR FU)
Keishi Sakamoto (JAEA, Guest Prof. FIR FUj
Takashi Shimozuma (National Inst. for Fusion Science)
Manfred Thumm (Karlsruhe Inst. Tech., Inst. for Pulsed Power and Microwave Tech., Germany)
Sergey Vasiliev (Univ. of Turku, Finland)
Takayuki Yamazaki (Univ. of Tokyo)
(In alphabetical order of family names)


Program overview

March 7th(Wed)
8:30 Registration desk opens
9:10-9:20 Opening remark
9:20-10:00 Special Opening Talk
10:00-10:25 Session on Gyrotron Development
10:25-10:45 Break
10:45-12:25 Session on Gyrotron Development and Applications(I)
12:25-13:40 Lunch
13:40-15:30 Session on Gyrotron Development and Applications (II)
15:30-15:50 Break
15:50-17:55 Session on Magnetic Resonance

March 8th(Thu)
9:00-10:40 Session on Terahertz Spectroscopy (I)
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00-12:15 Session on Terahertz Spectroscopy (II)
12:15-12:30 Group Photo
12:30-13:40 Lunch
13:40-15:45 Session on Applications of Gyrotrons
15:45-16:15 Break
16:15-17:45 Poster Session (Academy Hall)
17:45-20:00 Banquet (Academy Hall, 3,000 JPY/person, on-site payment)

March 9th(Fri)
9:00-10:40 Session on Sources and Detectors for THz Spectroscopy
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00-12:15 Session on Gyrotron Development and Applications
12:15-12:20 Closing remark

12:30-17:00 Excursion (To Dinosaur Museum in Katsuyama City. The tour bus seats are limited and advance registration is required.)

#1: All talks except for 7a-1 and 7p-1 are 25 minutes talks including the time for discussions (~5 min).
#2: For oral presentations, you can connect your own PC to LCD projector via standard RGB cable.
#3: Poster presentations should be put up from 16:15 until 19:00 on 8 Mar. (The boards for posters are open from 16:00 until 20:00.)

Download the oral session proram (Updated on Feb 18th, 2012)

Download the poster session proram (Updated on Feb 18th, 2012)

Download the guide of IW-FIRT2012 and the whole session proram (22 MB) (Updated on Mar 6th, 2012)

The poster of the workshop is available.(Updated on Feb 13th, 2012)

The detailed schedule of the excursion is available.(Updated on Feb 23rd, 2012)

The group photo of IW-FIRT2012 is now available.(Updated on Mar 9th, 2012)


The Japan Society of Infrared Science and Technology
Terahertz Technology Forum
The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research
The Society of Electron Spin Science and Technology
The Professional Group of Terahertz Technology, The Japan Society of Applied Physics
The Division of Terahertz Spectroscopy, The Spectroscopical Society of Japan

Sponsor companies

Japan Superconductor Technology Inc. (JASTEC)
Amtechs Corporation
Advanced Infrared Spectroscopy Co., LTD.(AISEC)

Financial support

Fukui Convention & Visitors Bureau

Date 7 (Wed) -9(Fri) March, 2012

Colloquium room on the 5th floor of Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region, Bunkyo Campus, University of Fukui

Access to
University of Fukui
From JR Fukui Station, (i) take the buses leaving from Bus Stop No.10 in front of JR Fukui Station and get off at Fukui-daigaku-mae (approx. 10 minutes), or (ii) take the Echizen Railway (Awara-Mikuni Line) and get off at Fukudai-mae-nishi-fukui Station
Registration Registration is required in advance for participants to the workshop except for the invited speakers. Please send the following information by February 22, 2012, by e-mail to
- Name
- Affiliation
- Postal address
- E-mail address
- Attendance to the banquet

The presenters of the poster paper can make the registration on submission of their abstracts by just notifying that he or she is the presenter of the poster paper and willing (or not willing) to attend the banquet.
Enrollment Limitation 70 (Pre-registration is required except for the invited speakers)
Call for Contributed Papers A limited number of contributed papers are accepted for poster presentations. For submission of papers, please send the following information by e-mail to "tatema@fir.u-fukui.ac.jp" by January 16, 2012 with one-page abstract in the specified format instructed in "Abstract preparation":
- Title of the paper
- Authors' names
- Affiliation of each author
- Postal address of corresponding author
- E-mail address of corresponding author
Acceptance for presentation will be notified by January 31,2012.
Abstract preparation Authors of contributed papers and invited papers are requested to submit an abstract by January 16, 2012. Please prepare one-page abstract using the "template of abstract," can be downloaded from this web site.

Download the template of abstract
Proceedings The proceedings of the workshop will be published after the workshop.
All authors are requested to submit their manuscripts of the proceedings no later than March 7, 2012, the first day of the workshop. Please send the manuscript via e-mail to "tatema@fir.u-fukui.ac.jp". The maximum length of the manuscript is 8-pages for invited talks, and 4-pages for contributed papers.
The template for the proceedings manuscript, a sample of manuscript, and the TeX style file are available from this web site.

Download the template for the proceedings
Download the sample file of the proceedings
Download the TeX style for the proceedings
Accommodation There are many hotels around JR Fukui Station. You can book a hotel by yourself. If you need assistance or information for accommodation in Fukui, please contact the persons listed in "Other Information". A block of hotel room is reserved for participants from foreign countries. If you are attending the workshop outside Japan, please contact your host (for the case of invited speakers) or the persons listed in "Other Information" for the accommodation arrangement.
Other Information In collaboration with the Calligraphy Club of University of Fukui, a Special Calligraphy Exhibition "Monochrome World" will be held from 12:00 of March 7th to 16:00 of March 9th on the 2nd floor of the Academy Hall.

For detailed information on the Workshop, please contact:
Teruo Saito
-->E-mail: saitot@fir.u-fukui.ac.jp, Phone: +81-776-27-9762
Or, Masahiko Tani
-->E-mail: tani@fir.u-fukui.ac.jp, Phone: +81-776-27-8659

Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region
University of Fukui
3-9-1 Bunkyo, Fukui 910-8507, Japan
Fax: +81-776-27-8770(FIR FU Office)