ARC Nanotechnology Network

ARCNN Seminar - Prof Hiroaki Misawa

Canberra 31/01/2007

Hiroaki Misawa is a Professor at the Research Institute for Electronic Science at Hokkaido University and the Head of the Nanotechnology Research Center. He is graduate of Tsukuba University, where he also completed a PhD studies at the Chemistry Department in 1984. His post doctoral research has been carried out in Tsukuba and Texas Universities. He was one of group leaders of the Microphotoconversion ERATO project of Japan Science and Technology Agency in 1988-93. From 1993 he joined Department of Engineering of the University of Tokushima and was promoted to full professor in 1995. He moved to Hokkaido University in 2003.
His current research interests include photochemistry, light-matter interaction, ultra-fast processes in materials, photonic crystals, and plasmonics. He has authored more than 200 papers.

He will give a seminar at the Australian National University titled "Micro-/Nano-Structures for Photonics".

Location: Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
Building 56, end of Mills Road
Time: 11:00AM

Nibbles will be provided in the RSPSE Link Tea Room before the Seminar. All Welcome


Our work in the fields of three-dimensional (3D) laser microfabrication and plasmonics currently taking place at Research Institute for Electronic Science (RIES) and Nanotechnology Center of Hokkaido Univ. will be presented.

We demonstrate a 3D laser microfabrication of photonic crystal templates by direct laser writing and holographic recording in SU-8 resist. Optical and structural properties of photo-polymerized structures will be presented. Current limitations and possible new applications of metal coated 3D photonic structures made by laser photo-polymerization will be overviewed.

Nano-patterns of Au, Ag, and Cu prospective for sensor applications with field intensity enhancement factors up to 104 (corresponding to the Raman enhancement factor of 108) were templated over large (sub-mm in cross-section) areas by liftoff technique. Their properties and possible applications are discussed.

We also show new emerging prospects and applications of 3D laser structured materials in micro-photonics and micro-fluidics.

Contact: Ilonka Krolikowska
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Phone: +61 2 6125 2495