Welcome to KNOS 2009-Nano Korea 2009!

Korean Nano Optics Society / Nano Korea

Korean Nano Optics Society was formed, in 2004, in conjunction with Korea's successful hosting of the Near Field Optics Conference(NFO 2004). Its co-founders are Professor Wonho Jhe and Dr.Yung Doug Suh. In addition to hosting NFO 2004, KNOS has hosted a series of winter nano optics workshop at Muju resort, from the year 2005 up until now.

While we plan to continue to hold the winter workshop at the same location, from this year KNOS joins the Nano-Korea event annually held in the last week of August near Seoul. Nano Korea is a world-renowned conference series that strives to bring together diverse nano technology communities together, to find common grounds and seek commercialization of nanotechnology.

As part of the Nano-Korea, we now launch a new international conference on nano optics: KNOS 2009. This venue is particularly important, because for nano optics to thrive, it is vital to connect with more 'traditional' nanotechnologies.

The scope of this conference is interaction between nano optics with adjacent fields of research such as Raman scattering(nano-Raman), terahertz spectroscopy(terahertz-nano), photonic crystal, fluorescence spectroscopy(nano-PL), etc. (http://www.knos2009.org).

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to submit papers to the Korea Nano Optics Symposium 2009. KNOS2009 will be held during August 26-28, 2009 in KINTEX(Korea International Exhibition Center), Ilsan, Gyeonggido, the republic of Korea. We will do our best to make KNOS2009 be an outstanding venue of nano optics as a part of the broadly defined nano technology, interacting with other areas of research. We expect many invited speakers in the area of nano-Raman scattering, as well as other exciting areas of broadly defined nano optics including plasmonics, photonic crystal, nano-PL, etc. Also we hope you enjoy the Korean food and some evening activities.

Dear colleagues! We hope you do not miss the special experiences of KNOS2009 in Ilsan, Gyeonggido, Korea. We welcome all of you and hope to see you at KINTEX, Ilsan, near Seoul, August 26-28(Wednesday-Friday)!

Sincerely yours,