Generic & configuration-specific; efficient approximate tools & large-scale simulations, parallel computing.
tools & algorithms for design and optimization, inverse problems, 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.
Schemes for entangled states preparation, efficient single photon and photon pair generation, detector schemes, optimized structures in integrated photonics.
Metallic waveguides and nanowires, tapers and field enhancement, array-effects in metallic nanostructures.
Passive and active optical cavities, resonator circuits, excitation and spectral engineering, photonic atoms & molecules, and respective applications.
Photonic bandgap structures, photonic crystal devices, photonic crystal fibres, and respective applications.
Fibre optic and guided wave / integrated-optic sensing devices, systems, theories and techniques, bio-sensors.
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.
Waveguide lasers, fibre amplifiers and lasers, micro-lasers, mid IR and THz sources.
Coupling of optical, electronic, acoustic, mechanical, and thermal simulations.
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: