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TEL: 0564-55-7320
Mail: aho_at_ims.ac.jp (Please replace the "_at_" with @ )
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Location: Myoudaiji, Main Office Bldg. Room106.


Center for Mesoscopic Sciences, Division of Supersensitive Measurements

Photo-Molecular Science, Photo-Molecular Science I (adjunct)


1983  B.S. The University of Tokyo
1991  Ph.D. The University of Tokyo
1985  Research Associate, Institute for Molecular Science      
1990  Research Associate, The University of Tokyo  
1993  Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo      
2000  Professor, Institute for Molecular Science      
         Professor, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies      
2012  Dean, School of Physical Sciences, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (to 2014)   
2016 Deputy Director General, Institute for Molecular Science
2017 Director, Center for Mesoscopic Sciences


2012  The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award for Creative Work  

Main research themes

Exploring Excited States and Chirality of Nanomaterials with Novel Optical Microscopes
kewords Near-Field Optical Microscopy, Plasmons, Chirality
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Selected Publications

  1. H. Okamoto, T. Narushima, Y. Nishiyama, and K. Imura, "Local Optical Responses of Plasmon Resonances Visualised by Near-Field Optical Imaging," Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 6192-6206 (2015).
  2. S. Hashiyada, T. Narushima, and H. Okamoto, “Imaging Chirality of Optical Fields near Achiral Metal nanostructures Excited with Linearly Polarized Light,” ACS Photon. 5, 1486-1492 (2018). 
  3. K. Imura, K. Ueno, H. Misawa, and H. Okamoto, “Anomalous Light Transmission from Plasmonic Capped Nano-Apertures,” Nano Lett. 11, 960-965 (2011).