For Speakers

Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline:
14 March February 2018 12:00 EST (17:00 GMT)

Adherence to the instructions for preparation of the abstract and summary is imperative. Emailed or faxed submissions will not be accommodated. Failure to complete any of the requirements could result in rejection of a submission. Submission and registration is open to all members of the scientific and technical community. It is incumbent on the authors to obtain appropriate approval to present their work to this international forum.
If you have any questions regarding the paper preparation and/or submission process, please contact OSA Technical Papers staff at  1.202.416.6191  or email


35-word Abstract The 35-word abstract should be a brief summary of the work. If the submission is accepted for presentation, this 35-word abstract will be included in the Conference Program Book.

2-page Summary (up to 2 pages maximum): the author must include all text, including the 35-word abstract, title, authors, equations, tables, photographs, drawings, figures, and references. The text may be typed either single-spaced or double-spaced. Refrain from use of asterisk, job descriptions, or footnotes.

Presentation Preference

Presentation Preference: The options for this meeting are oral only, poster only or oral or poster acceptable. Selection of "Poster Only" indicates that the author is not willing to present an oral presentation. Selection of "Oral Only" indicates that the author is not willing to present a poster. With selection of "Oral Only" or "Poster Only," the paper may be rejected if the committee determines that the paper will not fit in the chosen session type. With selection of "Oral or Poster Acceptable," the committee will take the author’s preference into consideration, but the paper may be scheduled as an oral talk or a poster presentation at the discretion of the committee.

Submission Categories

C1. Solid State, Fiber, and Other Laser Sources
C2. Ultrafast and Nonlinear Phenomena
C3. Infrared and Terahertz Technologies and Applications
C4. High Power, High Energy Lasers
C5. Laser Processing and Innovative Applications
C6. Optical Metrology
C7. Quantum Optics, Atomic Physics and Quantum Information
C8. Micro and Nanophotonics
C9. Optical Communication Systems and Networks
C10. Optical Fiber and Waveguide Technologies
C11. Semiconductor and Integrated Optical Devices
C12. Silicon Photonics
C13. Optical Signal Processing
C14. Advanced 2D Materials for Photonics
C15. Biophotonics and Applications
C16. Plasmonics and Metamaterials
C17. Optical Sensors and Systems
C18. Imaging, Display and Storage Technologies
C19. Microwave Photonics

View the complete submission guidelines.