Topics of interest for the OWTNM workshop 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.

  • Plasmonics:

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

  • Optoelectronic devices:

    Waveguide lasers, fibre amplifiers and lasers, micro-lasers, mid IR and THz sources.

  • Guided wave sensors:

    Fibre optic and guided wave / integrated-optic sensing devices, systems, theories and techniques, bio-sensors.

  • Multiphysics effects:

    Coupling of optical, electronic, acoustic, mechanical, and thermal simulations.

  • Optimization, Packaging and Integration:

    Simulation tools for design and optimization, fabrication process theory and simulation, packaging and integration issues.

  • Advances in analytical, numerical, and computational methods:

    Generic & configuration-specific; efficient approximate tools & large-scale simulations, parallel computing.