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The yearly Optical Wave and Waveguide Theory and Numerical Modelling (OWTNM) workshop has, since 1992, provided a forum for lively debates, intended to bring forward new ideas in the field of theoretical and computational photonics.

Basic physics and novel applications, artificially structured materials and new devices, elegant mathematical techniques and efficient numerical methods to tackle the Maxwell equations form the constantly evolving subjects. These are discussed in a traditionally open and relaxed atmosphere.

Topics for OWTNM

Topics of interest for the workshop on Optical Wave and Waveguide Theory and Numerical Modelling address the physical understanding, the mathematical description, and the computational treatment of guided as well as non-guided optical waves and related effects in micro- and nanostructures. They include, but are not limited to:

Passive and active waveguide devices:
Simulation and design of photonic integrated systems, linear and nonlinear effects in waveguides and waveguide arrays, light localisation in space and time, grating structures, in- and out-coupling device schemes.

Optical micro-resonators:
Passive and active optical cavities, resonator circuits, excitation and spectral engineering, photonic atoms & molecules, and respective applications.

Photonic crystals:
Photonic bandgap structures, photonic crystal devices, photonic crystal fibres, and respective applications.

Photonic nanostructures and metamaterials:
Nano-resonators and -antennas, resonator arrays, homogenization, optical metamaterials, surface-enhanced Raman scattering, photon management by nanostructures in PV and OLED structures, metamaterial waveguides.

Metallic waveguides and nanowires, tapers and field enhancement, array-effects in metallic nanostructures.

Optoelectronic devices:
Waveguide lasers, fibre lasers, micro-lasers, mid IR and THz sources.

Guided wave sensors:
Fibre and integrated-optic sensors, bio-sensors.

Multiphysics effects

Advances in analytical, numerical, and computational methods:
Generic, configuration-specific.


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