Prof. Dr. Hiro-O​​ HAMAGUCHI

Chair Professor, College of Science, National Ciao Tung University, Taiwan

Prof. Hiro-o Hamaguchi, Chair Professor, College of Science, National Ciao Tung University, Taiwan is visiting the Abbe School of Photonics as a Carl-Zeiss Visiting Professor in November 2013. During his stay he will give a series of lectures.

Currently, Hiro-o Hamaguchi is chair professor at the College of Science, National Ciao Tung University, Taiwan, a position he holds since 2012 after retiring from his previous position at the Department of Chemistry, University of Tokyo. He received his Doctor of Science at the University of Tokyo in 1975 and was a Ramsay Postdoctoral Fellow at Cambridge University before he started his academic career as lecturer and later professor at the University of Tokyo. He was always at the forefront in the development of technological methods and devices. In particular, he is well known for his contributions in time resolved vibrational spectroscopy of transient species and some of his contributions to the isomerisation of t-stilbene are text book knowledge today. His recent interest has extended into biomedical applications of Raman spectroscopy.

Prof. Hamaguchi has presently co-authored more than 260 papers, 3 Books and 16 review articles. He served as editorial or advisory board member for numerous journals, among them Chemical Physics Letters, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, and Applied Spectroscopy. He won the Meggers Award from the Society of Applied Spectroscopy and Awards from the Spectroscopical Society, as well as the Chemical Society of Japan and the TRVS Award. Since 20010 he is a fellow of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy and most notably he was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon by the Emperor of Japan.

Lecture 1: Raman Spectroscopy: Variants and Potentials

Time: November 8, 2013, 14:00
Place: Fraunhofer IOF, Albert-Einstein-Str. 7, 07745 Jena

  • Raman brothers: Linear, non-linear and near-field Raman
  • What do we see by Raman?
  • Raman spectroscopy in the "Tokyo group"
  • Raman spectroscopy of transient physicochemical phenomena
  • Raman spectroscopy toward understanding of  life

Lecture 2: Resonance Raman Spectroscopy: Theory and Experiment (physics, physical chemistry)

Time: November 13, 2013, 14:00 - 16:00
Place: IPHT conference room, Albert-Einstein-Straße 9, 07745 Jena

  • Quantum mechanical derivation of Kramers-Heisenberg-Dirac dispersion formula
  • Placzek polarizability theory of off-resonance Raman scattering
  • Albrecht vibronic theory of resonance Raman scattering
  • Anti-symmetric Raman tensors and anomalous depolarization ratios

Lecture 3: Time-Resolved Raman Spectroscopy (physical chemistry, photochemistry)

Time: November 14, 2013, 10:00 - 12:00
Place: IPHT conference room, Albert-Einstein-Straße 9, 07745 Jena

  • Nanosecond time-resolved Raman spectroscopy
  • Picosecond time/frequency 2D CARS spectroscopy
  • Picosecond time-resolved Raman spectroscopy
  • Dynamic polarization and photoisomerization of trans-stilbene
  • Energy dissipation dynamics and structure of liquids
  • Milisecond time-resolved Raman spectroscopy of phase transitions

Lecture 4: Non-Linear Raman Spectroscopy (physical chemistry, material science)

Time: November 22, 2013, 14:00 - 16:00
Place: IPHT Sitzungssaal, Albert-Einstein-Straße 9

  • Partially coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (PCARS)
  • Phase mismatched CARS from optically inhomogeneous systems
  • Polarization resolved CARS spectroscopy
  • Molecular near field effect in resonance hyper-Raman scattering
  • Super-resolution Raman/hyper-Raman microscopy
  • Fano-resonance in hyper-Raman scattering of TiO2 nano-particles

Lecture 5: Raman Spectroscopy and Imaging of Living Cells (physical chemistry, biochemistry, medicine)

Time: November 27, 2013, 14:00 - 16:00
Place: IPHT conference room, Albert-Einstein-Straße 9, 07745 Jena

  • Linear vs non-linear Raman microspectroscopy
  • Broad-band multiplex CARS microspectroscopy
  • Multi-focus confocal Raman microspectroscopy
  • New techniques in linear Raman microscopy
  • Molecular-level investigation of cell dynamics in living yeasts
  • Characterization of cytochromes in living animal cells
  • Molecular component distribution imaging of human white blood cells