Photonics in Switching (PS)

13 - 17 July 2014
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, San Diego, California, USA

Submission Guidelines

Submitting to an OSA meeting gives you the added benefit of having your paper peer-reviewed by an expansive committee of experts in the field. If accepted, your paper will be officially published in Optics InfoBase, OSA's Digital Library, and indexed in Ei Compendex and Scopus.

Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline :
28 April 2014 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

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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.

3-page Summary. Within the page limit, 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.

Page Format: 8 ½-inch x 11-inch page and with 1-inch margins on all sides.

Style Guide

Style Guide

Summaries should be prepared according to the guidelines above and should be submitted electronically in PDF format. The style guides provide a visual representation of the summary format. For your meeting’s specific page maximum refer to the page count in the summary preparation.

Please make sure that the file contains no non-English font packages (for example, Japanese fonts, Korean fonts, Chinese fonts, etc.) in the body of the summary as well as in all figures and tables. Any characters in these fonts may not be viewable by reviewers. In the past, we have had particular trouble with MS-PGothic, MS-Gothic, and MS-Mincho.

If accepted for presentation, the summary will be included in the Technical Digest.

Submission Categories

Topic Categories

Optical Switching Technology & Devices

• Optical reconfiguration techniques and technologies for computing systems
• Optoelectronic and all-optical switching and flip-flops
• Photonic memory and optical buffers
• Integrated photonic switching technologies integrating electronic and photonic functionalities
• Fast MEMS switches
• Silicon photonic switching technologies using monolithic and heterogeneous integration
• Tunable laser technologies
• Tunable receiver technologies
• Tunable filter technologies
• Nanophotonic metamaterials and devices for switching and routing
• All-optical, electronic, and hybrid-optoelectronic technologies

Optical Switching Functions & Building Blocks

• Optoelectronic and all-optical wavelength conversion technologies
• Hybrid wavelength conversion technologies
• Optoelectronic- and all-optical signal processing
• Optoelectronic- and all-optical label swapping
• Optoelectronic- and all-optical -code translation and processing
• Optoelectronic- and all-optical -header recognition
• Optical grooming and aggregation techniques
• Photonic memory and optical buffering functionality
• Optoelectronic- and all-optical signal regeneration, impairment compensation, and performance monitoring
• Optical receiver pre-processing and signal conditioning
• Optical pre-compensation and pre-distortion
• Advanced modulation techniques and coding/decoding subsystems
• RF over optical processing and transmission
• Microwave photonics
• Comparison of all-optical, electronic, and hybrid-optoelectronic functionality
• Burst switching compatible transceiver technology

Optical Systems

• Photonics in computing systems
• Optical cross-connects
• Reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers/demultiplexers
• Photonic packet switching and routers
• Photonic  burst switching routers
• Photonic  circuit switching
• Optical time domain multiplexed systems
• Optical multiple access systems (WDMA, TDMA, and CDMA)
• Parallel data links and space division multiplexing
• Optical interconnects
• Optical access systems
• Optics in Data Centers

Optical Networking

• Rapidly reconfigurable networks
• Software defined optical networks and OpenFlow
• Optical network control and management
• Wavelength routing and assignment
• Physical layer design and control
• Next-generation GMPLS, ASON, Photonic MPLS, OpenFlow
• Software defined networking for photonic systems
• Optoelectronic label switching networks
• IP-over-optical architectures
• Energy efficient architectures and algorithms
• Cross-layer architectures and algorithms
• Application-aware and service-oriented architectures
• Converged mobile and optical networks
• Optical network testbeds and field trials
• Optical access and aggregation networks
• High-performance data server, computing networks and Data Centers


OCIS Codes

As part of the submission process, authors will be asked to indicate which of the several broad optics categories best characterizes their paper. A list of OCIS codes can be found here:

Presentation Preference

Presentation Preference: The option for Postdeadline Papers is only oral presentation.

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.


Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline :
28 April 2014 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

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