The 9th Asia Pacific Laser Symposium

Since 1998 The Asia Pacific Laser Symposium (APLS) has been held bi-annually in Korea, China and Japan for academic discussions and information exchanges on laser science and technology between scientists, engineers and students in the Asia Pacific region. APLS has been organized by The Optical Society of Korea, The Optical Society of China and The Laser Society of Japan.

It is our great pleasure to invite you to The 9th APLS, which will be held during April 21-25, 2014 at Pacifico-Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. The 9th APLS will be co-held with Optics and Photonics International Congress 2014 (OPIC 2014) and Optics and Photonics International Exhibition 2014 (OPIE 2014). OPIC is the international conference on optics and photonics held annually at Yokohama, Japan since 2012. OPIC 2014 will be comprised of specialized international Conferences on specific fields, chaired by leading scientists in each field. We hope that interaction between the Asian and broader international communities will be enhanced by co-holding APLS with OPIC/OPIE.

The 9th APLS will start from APLS Plenary Session in the afternoon of April 21, followed by APLS Get-Together in that evening. The APLS Banquet will be held in the evening of April 24. The scientific presentations of APLS will be made during April 22-24 in OPIC by merging the APLS and OPIC Programs. Please submit your paper through the APLS Paper Submission.

The APLS and OPIC registered participants can attend all activities freely held under OPIC and APLS, with exception of extra charges in a couple of activities.

We are very much looking forward to your contribution and participation.


Yoshiaki Kato
Ruxin Li
Chang Hee Nam