Topics of interest for the workshop on Optical 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:
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.
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.
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.
Waveguide lasers, fibre lasers, micro-lasers, mid IR and THz sources.
Fibre and integrated-optic sensors, bio-sensors.