OWTNM 2018 XXVI International Workshop on Optical Wave & Waveguide Theory and Numerical Modelling
Bad Sassendorf, Germany, April 13 – 14, 2018

Invited speakers

OWTNM 2018 program leaflet (.pdf, state of April 04, 2018)
Last-minute changes
  • Swap of papers O-4.1 and O-8.1.
  • Cancellation of poster P-20.

Workshop schedule

Thursday, April 12

19:00 - 21:00Welcome reception & early registration

Friday, April 13

08:00 - 16:00Registration
08:55 Welcome address
09:00 - 10:15O-1: Functional devices
10:45 - 12:00O-2: Quantum optics / active devices
13:00 - 14:30O-3: Numerical methods
15:00 - 16:30O-4: Waveguide theory
16:30 - 18:30Poster session
19:00 Workshop dinner

Saturday, April 14

09:00 - 10:15O-5: Plasmonics
10:45 - 12:00O-6: Nonlinear photonics
13:00 - 14:30O-7: Biosensing and metamaterials
15:00 - 16:15O-8: Functional (nano-) photonics
16:15 Closing remarks

Technical program

Friday 09:00 - 10:15, O-1: Functional devices (chair: S. Helfert)

09:00 - 09:30O-1.1D.N. Chigrin (invited),
Multiphysics simulations in nanophotonics
09:30 - 09:45O-1.2L. Ebers, M. Hammer, J. Förstner,
Slab waveguide steps with rounded corners at oblique incidence
09:45 - 10:00O-1.3N. Dhingra, J.C. Song, G.J. Saxena, E.K. Sharma, B.M.A. Rahman,
Germanium Telluride Phase Change Material based 1×2 Electro-Optic Switch
10:00 - 10:15O-1.4A.E. Kaplan, A. Parini, G. Bellanca, P. Bassi, S. Trillo,
A Compact Wavelength Router Dynamically Reconfigurable through Destructive Interference

Friday 10:45 - 12:00, O-2: Quantum optics / active devices (chair: I. Richter)

10:45 - 11:15O-2.1J. Münzberg, A. Vetter, F. Beutel, W. Hartmann, S. Ferrari, W. Pernice, C. Rockstuhl (invited),
Design of integrated quantum optical single-photon detectors
11:15 - 11:30O-2.2P.-I. Schneider, L. Zschiedrich, X. Garcia-Santiago, S. Burger,
Optimization of quantum optical devices with machine learning
11:30 - 11:45O-2.3F. Spallek, A. Buchleitner, T. Wellens,
Upconversion in optimized photonic multilayer structures
11:45 - 12:00O-2.4H. Lüder, M. Gerken,
FDTD modelling of nanostructured OLEDs: analysis of simulation parameters for accurate radiation patterns

Friday 13:00 - 14:30, O-3: Numerical methods (chair: C. Wächter)

13:00 - 13:30O-3.1N. Gregersen, J.R. de Lasson, L.H. Frandsen, O.S. Kim, O. Breinbjerg, F. Wang, O. Sigmund, A. Ivinskaya, A. Lavrinenko, P. Gutsche, S. Burger, T. Häyrynen, J. Mørk (invited),
Benchmarking state-of-the-art optical simulation methods for analyzing large nanophotonic structures
13:30 - 13:45O-3.2G. Granet,
Multidomain spectral method for optical-waveguide analysis
13:45 - 14:00O-3.3H. Kleene, D. Schulz,
An Assessment of Faber Polynomial Expansions for the Time Domain Solution of Maxwell’s equations
14:00 - 14:15O-3.4M.M.R. Elsawy, G. Renversez,
Vector solver for 2D highly nonlinear plasmonic waveguides: a rigorous analysis
14:15 - 14:30O-3.5R. Kumar, A. Sharma,
Analysis of Absorption in the Absorbing Boundary Condition

Friday 15:00 - 16:30, O-4: Waveguide theory (chair: M. Hammer)

15:00 - 15:30O-8.1J. García de Abajo (invited),
Quantum Physics with Plasmons in Graphene and other Atomic-Scale Systems
15:30 - 15:45O-4.2L. Cahill,
Field Solutions for Large Area Graded-Index Waveguides
15:45 - 16:00O-4.3P. Kwieicen, I. Richter, V. Kuzmiak, J. Čtyroký,
Magnetooptic Rigorous Coupled Wave Analysis – numerical investigation of nonreciprocal waveguiding structures
16:00 - 16:15O-4.4A.-L. Fehrembach, B. Gralak, A. Sentenac,
Vectorial semi-analytical model for Fano resonances in guided mode resonance gratings
16:15 - 16:30O-4.5L. Yuan, Y.Y. Lu,
Bound States in the Continuum Surrounded by Ultra-strong Resonances

Friday 16:30 - 18:30, Posters

Saturday 09:00 - 10:15, O-5: Plasmonics (chair: J. Čtyroký)

09:00 - 09:30O-5.1A. Trügler (invited),
Plasmon and phonon polariton mapping in an electron microscope
09:30 - 09:45O-5.2M. Burda, P. Kwiecien, I. Richter,
Nonlocal resonant behavior in plasmonic nanostructures: analytical and numerical approaches
09:45 - 10:00O-5.3V. Myroshnychenko, N. Nishio, F.J. García de Abajo, J. Förstner, N. Yamamoto,
Nanoscale Imaging of Plasmon Modes of Metal Nanoparticles by Cathodoluminescence Spectroscopy
10:00 - 10:15O-5.4T. Weiss, E.A. Muljarov,
On the mechanisms of plasmon-enhanced chiroptical response

Saturday 10:45 - 12:00, O-6: Nonlinear Photonics (chair: D. Schulz)

10:45 - 11:15O-6.1K. Busch (invited),
Atom-Surface Interaction: Theory and Computations
11:15 - 11:30O-6.2W. Spiller,
The numerical investigation of colliding optical solitons as an all-optical-Gate using the Method of Lines (MoL)
11:30 - 11:45O-6.3V. Jandieri, R. Khomeriki, D. Erni, W.C. Chew,
All-Optical Digital Amplification in Nonlinear Photonic Crystal Waveguides
11:45 - 12:00O-6.4I. Allayarov, S. Upendar, M.A. Schmidt, T. Weiss,
A New Definition for the Kerr Nonlinearity Parameter

Saturday 13:00 - 14:30, O-7: Biosensing and metamaterials (chair: J. Förstner)

13:00 - 13:30O-7.1F. Michelotti (invited),
Theory and concepts for all-dielectric biosensing
13:30 - 13:45O-7.2M.Y. Azab, M.F.O. Hameed, A.M. Nasr, S.S.A. Obayya,
Multifunctional Plasmonic Photonic Crystal Fiber Biosensor
13:45 - 14:00O-7.3T. Repän, A. Novitsky, M. Willatzen, A. Lavrinenko,
Reversed phase propagation for hyperbolic surface waves
14:00 - 14:15O-7.4S.A. Hack, J.J.W. van der Vegt, W.L. Vos,
“Cartesian” light: Unconventional propagation of light in a 3D crystal of bandgap cavities
14:15 - 14:30O-7.5J. Čtyroký, P. Kwiecien, I. Richter, J.H. Schmid, J. Gonzalo Wangüemert-Pérez, Í. Molina-Fernández, A. Ortega-Moñux, P. Cheben, J. Litvik, M. Dado,
Design of Apodized and Chirped Bragg Gratings in Subwavelength Grating Metamaterial Waveguides

Saturday 15:00 - 16:15, O-8: Functional (nano-) photonics (chair: A.-L. Fehrembach)

15:00 - 15:30O-4.1S. Phang, A. Vukovic, F. Fotsa-Ngaffo, G. Gradoni, S.C. Creagh, P.D. Sewell, T. Benson (invited),
Non-Hermitian Photonics from Parity-Time Symmetry to Pseudo-Hermitian Structures
15:30 - 15:45O-8.2D.S. Kumar, S.C. Creagh, S. Sujecki, T.M. Benson,
Modelling capture of pump power in the core using deformed step index fibre
15:45 - 16:00O-8.3F. Negredo, M. Blaicher, A. Nesic, P. Kraft, J. Ott, W. Döfler, C. Koos, C. Rockstuhl,
Efficient Optimization of the Trajectory of Photonic Wire Bonds
16:00 - 16:15O-8.4M.V. Cojocari, A.A. Basharin,
Spatial separation of electric and magnetic field in toroidal metamaterial