Generic & configuration-specific; efficient approximate tools & large-scale simulations, parallel computing.
Tools & algorithms for design and optimization, inverse problems, topological optimization, machine learning methods.
Nano-resonators and -antennas, resonator arrays, homogenization, optical metamaterials, surface-enhanced Raman scattering, photon management by nanostructures in PV and OLED structures, metamaterial waveguides, topological photonics.
Schemes for entangled states preparation, efficient single photon and photon pair generation, detector schemes, quantum emitters, quantum computing, optimized integrated photonic structures, loss management.
Metallic waveguides and nanowires, tapers and field enhancement, array-effects in metallic nanostructures, optics of graphene, polariton effects in van der Waals heterostructures.
Optical micro- and nano-resonators, passive and active optical cavities, quasi-normal modes, spectral engineering; bound states in the continuum.
Classical- and quantum regimes; external excitation, coupled mode theory, resonator circuits, photonic atoms & molecules; strong and weak-coupling effects, coupling to macroscopic resonant and waveguiding systems, density matrix methods.
Simulation and design of photonic integrated systems, linear and nonlinear effects in waveguides and waveguide arrays, light localization in space and time, grating structures, in- and out-coupling device schemes.
Photonic bandgap structures, photonic crystal devices, photonic crystal fibres.
Fibre optic and integrated-optical sensing devices, systems, theories and techniques, bio-sensors.
Waveguide lasers, fibre amplifiers and lasers, micro-lasers, mid IR and THz sources.
Coupling of optical, electronic, acoustic, mechanical, and thermal simulations.
Advanced techniques for integrated optical structures, simulation-assisted characterization.
Fabrication process theory and simulation, packaging and integration issues.
Over the years, a couple of formal aspects have crystallized as being typical for the OWTNM "format":
Necessarily, the specifics of each new event will depend largely on the preferences and choices of the local organizers, on constraints imposed by the yearly changing location, on a collocated conference, or on other internal or external influences.
The first International Workshop on Optical Waveguide Theory and Numerical Modelling was held in Teupitz, Germany, in 1992. Since then, the annual conference has moved across Europe, with one detour to Australia: