- A much interest
has been rising on the subject of photo-responsive organic
molecules and polymers, ever since they demonstrated promise for the
present and future generation materials for ultrahigh speed information
processing and high capacity information storage devices.
- With regard
to this there has been an intense materials research in areas of
low optical loss polymers, electro-optic modulators with high speed,
and wavelength-tunable light emitting diodes, optical recording devices
high density, high-diffraction-efficiency photorefractive polymers,
thin film transistors, 3-D optical data storages, photodynamic therapy
applications using highly efficient 2-photon materials, etc.
- As a consequence
the technology on photonic devices, utilizing these
materials, is approaching the level of practical applications. Recently
has also been an intense interest in using organic molecules as electron
switches and logic devices.
- This conference is focused on bringing
together the most advanced sciences
and technologies on creating the future generation information
- Most prominent scientists and engineers
from Asia, Americas, and Europe, working
in all areas of photo-responsive organics and polymers, will
be participating to create an effective environment for learning
the state of the art, and providing an arena for productive
discussions within the time frame of the conference.
It is intention of the conference to serve as an open forum for
exchange of leading scientific results and concepts.
- In addition, it is hope that the
conference will provide an excellent oppertunity for graduate students to experience
the fine link between basic research and real life problems.