Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

16 - 21 November 2014
Paradisus Cancun Resort, Cancun, Mexico

Submission Guidelines

The submission period for all papers is now closed. We looking foward to seeing you at LAOP 2014.

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.

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

1. Instrumentation, Optical Design, Color and Vision
2. Wave Optics and Photonics for Information Processing
3. Laser Science and Technology
4. Atomic Physics and Laser Spectroscopy
5. Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
6. Biophotonics and Biomedical Applications
7. Integrated and Silicon Photonics
8. Designed Structures in Micro and Nano Dimensions for Photonics and Electronics
9. Quantum and  Nano Optics, Photonics and Electronics
10. Optics and Photonics in Green Technologies
11. Nonlinear Optics
12. Optics and Photonics in Energy, Industry and Infrastructure


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 contributed presentation option designated for these meetings is poster only. All submitters should assume they will be giving a poster presentation if accepted. At the discretion of the committee, a few highly ranked contributed papers may be asked to give an oral presentation. This will be determined at a later date.