The 5th International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies 2014
(5-7 March 2014, University of Fukui, Fukui, Japan)

    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. The fourth IW-FIRT was held in 2012. In these workshops concentrated discussions were made in a wide field of the far-infrared technologies.
    Reflecting the fast evolution of far-infrared technologies and the rapid growth of the research activities in the far-infrared region including terahertz range, IW-FIRT has been held biennially from 2010.
    Therefore, we organize the Fifth International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT 2014). The workshop consists of invited talks, oral and poster presentations from contributed papers with the following scope of topics, with a special emphasis on the applications of high-frequency gyrotrons:

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.

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Date 5(Wed) - 7(Fri) March, 2014

Main conference room on the 13th floor of the Science Tower ICBunkyo Campus, University of Fukui

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


Teruo Saito

Important Dates

Conributed-Paper Submission Deadline: Dec 14, 2013 (One-page abstract with title and authors' information)
Registration Deadline: Feb 20, 2014 (Exempted for invited speakers, oral and poster presenters)
Proceedings Manuscript Deadline: Mar 5, 2014 (For all authors)

Invited Speakers

Michael I. Bakunov (Univ. of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
Gabriel M. Banciu (National Inst. of Material Physics, Romania)
Kwo Ray Chu (National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan)
Gregory G. Denisov (Inst. of Applied Physics, RAS, Russia)
Olgierd Dumbrajs (Univ. of Latvia, Latvia, Guest Prof. FIR FU)
Toshimichi Fujiwara (Osaka Univ.)
Mikhail Yu. Glyavin (Inst. of Applied Physics, RAS, Russia)
Robert G. Griffin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Jean-Philippe Hogge (Ecole Polytechnique F.ANidNirale de Lausanne, Suisse)
Masahiro Kitagawa (Osaka Univ.)
Fumiaki Miyamaru (Shinshu Univ.)
Masaki Nishiura (Univ. of Tokyo)
Gregory S. Nusinovich (Univ. of Maryland, USA)
Hitoshi Ohta (Kobe Univ.)
Charles Schmuttenmaer (Yale Univ., USA)
Manfred Thumm (Karlsruhe Inst. Tech., Inst. for Pulsed Power and Microwave Tech., Germany)
Keisuke Tominaga (Kobe Univ.)
Sergey Vasiliev (Univ. of Turku, Finland)
(In alphabetical order of family names)


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Program overview

March 5th (Wed)
9:10~9:20 Opening remark
9:20~12:10 Session on development and applications of gyrotrons
13:30~17:30 Session on development and applications of gyrotrons
18:00~20:00 Banquet

March 6th (Thu)
9:00~12:00 Session on THz spectroscopy and techniques
12:00~12:15 Group photo
13:40~15:10 Session on Pulsed and CW ESR
15:30~18:00 Poster session

March 7th (Fri)
9:00~10:30 Session on Dynamic nuclear polarization
10:50~12:40 Session on THz spectroscopy and techniques
12:40~12:50 Closing remark

#1: Invited talks are 30 minutes, and oral talks for contributed papers are 20 minutes, including the time for discussions (~5 min).
#2: For oral presentations, you can connect your own PC to LCD projector via standard RGB cable. If you don't bring your own PC with you and bring your presentation file only, please let us know in advance.
#3: Poster presentations should be put up from 12:30 on 5 Mar until 17:30 on 6 Mar.
(The boards for posters are available in the poster session room from 8:50 on 5 Mar until 10:20 on 7 Mar.)
#4: The poster board size is 90 cm in width and 180 cm in height. Use pushpins, which are available in the poster session room, to put up your posters on the poster boards.

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,the oral and the poster presenters. Please send the following information by February 20, 2014, by e-mail to
- Name
- Title (Professor Dr., etc)
- Affiliation
- Postal address
- E-mail address

The presenters of the contributed paper can make the registration on submission of their abstracts by just notifying that he or she is the presenter of the contributed paper and willing (or not willing) to attend the banquet.
Call for Contributed Papers Contributed papers are accepted for poster presentations. However, a limited number of contributed papers are accepted for oral presentations according to the recommendation by the program committee. Authors are requested to submit a one-page abstract as instructed in "Abstract preparation".

For submission of papers, please send the following information by e-mail to "iwfirt_submit@fir.u-fukui.ac.jp" by December 14, 2013 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 15,2014.
Abstract preparation Authors of invited papers and contributed papers are requested to submit an abstract by December 14, 2013. Please prepare one-page abstract using the "template of abstract," which can be downloaded from this web site.

Download the template of abstract
Proceedings The proceedings of the workshop will be published as one of the series of the proceedings of the International Workshops on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT) after the workshop.
All authors are requested to submit their manuscripts of the proceedings no later than March 5, 2014, the first day of the workshop. Please send the manuscript by e-mail to "iwfirt_submit@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 from foreign countries, please contact your host (for the case of invited speakers) or the persons listed in "Other Information" for the accommodation arrangement.

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

Amtechs Corporation
TOYO Corporation
Japan Superconductor Technology Inc. (JASTEC)

Financial support

Fukui Convention & Visitors Bureau

Other Information
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)