OWTNM 2023

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The XXIX International Workshop on Optical Wave & Waveguide Theory and Numerical Modelling (OWTNM 2023) will be held in Marseille, France, on Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5, 2023
The yearly OWTNM workshop has, since 1992, provided a forum for lively debates, intended to bring forward new ideas in the field of theoretical and computational photonics. Basic physics and novel applications, artificially structured materials and new devices, elegant mathematical techniques and efficient numerical methods to tackle the Maxwell equations form the constantly evolving subjects. These are discussed in a traditionally open and relaxed atmosphere (see https://www.owtnm.eu/ for more informations about the OWTNM workshop series).

OWTNM 2023 group
Claire Guéné


Web page open for submission open
Paper submission deadline Postponed to friday, February 17, 2023
Notification to authors Monday, March 13, 2023
Registration opening Thursday, March 23, 2023
Reduced fee registration, before Friday, April 7, 2023
Registration deadline Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Workshop May 04-05, 2023


The workshop will be held on Marseille St-Charles campus, downtown, near the St-Charles railway station. Amphi Sciences naturelles (n°8 on map access)

Map of St-Charles Campus

Address :
Faculté des Sciences
Aix Marseille Université
3 place Victor Hugo
13331 Marseille cedex 3

Conference dinner

Path to "La Nautique"

The conference dinner will be held at the restaurant "La Nautique", a floating ship located in front of the 20, Quai de Rive Neuve, at the Vieux-Port (see the map below).
The access is possible by foot, or by bus (82s line, direction Pharo Catalans, from the station "Faculté St Charles" to "Place aux Huiles"), or by the underground (M1 line, direction La Fourragère, from the station "St-Charles" to "Vieux-Port").

Invited speakers

  • José Manuel LUQUE-GONZALEZ (on behalf of Pavel CHEBEN), University of Málaga (SPAIN): Metamaterial anisotropy engineering for polarization and mode management in integrated photonics
  • Delphine MARRIS-MORINI, Paris Saclay University, Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (France): SiGe photonics circuits for the mid-IR wavelength range
  • Nahid TALEBI, Kiel University (Germany): Electron-light Interactions Simulated with Multiscale Maxwell-Schrödinger Framework
  • Benjamin VIAL, Imperial College London (UK): Optimizing photonic devices: open-source implementation of auto-differentiable numerical methods
  • Ana VUKOVIC, University of Nottingham (UK): Recent Advances in Modelling Photonic Crystal Surface Emitting Lasers (PCSELs) Using Unstructured Transmission Line (UTLM) Modelling Method

Tentative program

OWTNM 2023 Program with last minute modifications

For your information: the time slots for the regular talks are 18 minutes, including 15 minutes of presentation and 3 minutes of questions; the poster should be A0-portrait size (width ≥ 85 cm, height ≥ 119 cm).


  • Advances in analytical, numerical, and computational methods:
    generic & configuration-specific; efficient approximate tools & large-scale simulations, parallel computing.
  • Device design and optimization:
    tools & algorithms for design and optimization, inverse problems, machine learning methods.
  • 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.
  • Quantum optics:
    schemes for entangled states preparation, efficient single photon and photon pair generation, detector schemes, optimized structures in integrated photonics.
  • Plasmonics:
    metallic waveguides and nanowires, tapers and field enhancement, array-effects in metallic nanostructures.
  • 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.
  • Guided wave sensors:
    fibre optic and guided wave / integrated-optic sensing devices, systems, theories and techniques, bio-sensors.
  • Passive and active waveguide devices:
    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.
  • Optoelectronic devices:
    waveguide lasers, fibre amplifiers and lasers, micro-lasers, mid IR and THz sources.
  • Multiphysics effects:
    coupling of optical, electronic, acoustic, mechanical, and thermal simulations.
  • Packaging and Integration:
    fabrication process theory and simulation, packaging and integration issues.

Local Organizing Committee

  • Gilles Renversez, AMU, Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France
  • Anne-Laure Fehrembach, AMU, Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France
  • Thomas Durt, ECM, Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France
  • Aude Lereu, CNRS, Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France
  • Claire Guéné, CNRS, Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France

Scientific Committee

  • Arti Agrawal, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Sven Burger, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
  • Anne-Laure Fehrembach, Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France
  • Manfred Hammer, Paderborn University, Germany
  • Stefan Helfert, FernUniversität Hagen, Germany
  • Bastiaan de Hon, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Andrei Lavrinenko, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
  • Marian Marciniak, National Institute of Telecommunications, Warsaw, Poland
  • Andrea Melloni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Íñigo Molina Fernández, University of Málaga, Spain
  • Alejandro Ortega Moñux, University of Málaga, Spain
  • Sendy Phang, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Gilles Renversez, Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France
  • Ivan Richter, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dirk Schulz, TU Dortmund University, Germany

List of suggested Hotels

Near the Campus :
 Holiday inn Express Marseille St Charles
 Ibis Styles Marseille Gare St Charles
 Alex Hotel & Spa

On Canebière - Vieux Port :
 Hôtel Mercure Canebière Vieux Port
 Hôtel Carré Vieux Port
 Ibis Budget Marseille (the cheapest)
 Ibis Styles Vieux Port
 Escale Oceania Vieux Port
 Hôtel Bellevue
 Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port


Submission for oral presentations or posters is open. Your abstract of one page maximum (download the template below) must be submitted via the platform at https://owtnm2023.sciencesconf.org/, where you can specify whether you are submitting for an oral presentation or a poster.
Late submissions will be accepted until Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

 Template for Latex
 Template for Microsoft Word

Workshop fees

Before April 7, 2023 After April 7, 2023
Regular participant 300 € 380 €
Student participant 250 € 310 €
Extra ticket for Workshop Dinner (only for accompanying persons) 70 € 70 €

The registration fees include access to the scientific sessions, coffee & lunches on Thursday and Friday, and the Conference Dinner (Thursday evening).
 Note that one dinner ticket for the participant is included for both types of registration; a limited number of extra conference dinner tickets are available for accompanying persons.
 After Registration, in case of allergies or special diet (no fish, no pork, vegan...), contact the organisation committee at owtnm2023@fresnel.fr

Registration link: https://www.azur-colloque.fr/DR12/inscription/inscription/219/fr