April 1-5, 2013
Kyoto Terrsa



+ December 28, 2012

Abstract acceptance notification sent


+ December 17, 2012

Registration & Accommodation open


+ November 14, 2012

Deadline extended for abstract submission


+ October 23, 2012

Tutorial and invited speakers are announced


+ August 15, 2012

Abstract submission is now open.


+ Key dates are updated


+ October 1, 2011

OTST 2013 official website was newly opened.




Key dates:


Abstract submission deadline:

- November 16

- November 30 (New Date)


Student support application deadline:

- December 15

- December 20 (New Date)


Notification of acceptance:
- December 28 (New Date)


Early registration deadline:
- February 1

- February 9 (New Date)





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Technical program is now updated.

Welcome to the OTST 2013:

International Workshop on Terahertz Science and Technology 2013 (OTST2013) will be held in Kyoto, Japan April 1-5, 2013. OTST2013 is part of a series of conferences held every two years. The previous four conferences have been held in Orlando, Florida, USA (2005, 2007) and Santa Barbara, California, USA (2009, 2011). The aim of this workshop is to foster discussion on the newest and most exciting research in the development and applications of terahertz instrumentation based on optical sources. Emphasis will be placed on sources and applications at wavelengths between 30 and 3000 microns (0.1-10 THz). In addition to the presentation of peer reviewed papers, we have added activities for students and newcomers, including atutorial session immediately before the conference begins (1 April, 2013). Please see the paper submission page for information on abstract submission.

Co-Chairs: Koichiro Tanaka (Kyoto University)
Masayoshi Tonouchi (Osaka University)

Contemporary scientific topics will be highlighted in areas such as:

- Terahertz pulse generation and detection
- Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy
- THz imaging and nondestructive evaluation
- THz near-field microscopy: developments and applications
- Nanotechnology impact on terahertz instrumentation
- Terahertz characterization of nanomaterials
- Time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy
- Probing ultrafast carrier dynamics and transport in materials
- Novel optical and material development: metamaterials and plasmonics
- Applications to molecular, biomolecular, and liquid phase spectroscopy
- Portal security applications
- Quantum cascade lasers
- Sources based on telecom pumps
- Emerging laser technology for use in optical THz sources and detectors
- Terahertz communications
- Terahertz waveguides
- LIDAR/DIAL system