Nonlinear Photonics (NP)

27 - 31 julio 2014
Barcelona, Spain

Submission Guidelines

The submission period for the Advanced Photonics Congress is now closed. 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. 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. Temporal and Spatiotemporal Effects
  • Spatiotemporal effects

    • Spatiotemporal solitons

    • Filamentation

  • Nonlinear effects in fibers:

    • Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) and Brillouin Scattering (SBS)

    • Cross phase modulation

    • Four-wave mixing

    • Self-phase modulation

    • Third-harmonic generation

    • Two-photon absorption

2. Nonlinear pulse propagation in fiber:
  • Nonlinear pulse broadening and modulational instabilities

    • Pulse compression, and pulse train generation

    • Self similar pulse propagation

  • Temporal solitons in fibers:

    • Generation of bright and dark solitons

    • Stability of soliton trains, and soliton control

    • Polarization effects, Soliton-noise interaction

    • Dispersion management

    • Application in transmission systems

  • Cascaded and second order nonlinearities:

    • Second harmonic

    • X-waves

    • Frequency conversion

    • Quasi phase matching

3. Computational Analysis, Design and Modeling of Dissipative and Conservative Systems
  • FDTD:

    • Full vector solutions to Maxwell’s equations with nonlinearities

    • Pseudo spectral computations

    • Novel algorithms for solutions

4. Dissipative solitons, rogue waves and ultra-short pulse modelling:
  • Going beyond the slowly varying envelope approximation

  • Modelling of super continuum generation

  • Pulse compression effects

  • Active device modelling:

    • Laser models

    • Mode locking, new techniques

    • Rogue waves in laser systems

  • System modelling:

    • Stochastic modelling for communication systems and error estimates

    • Effects of polarization and amplifiers

    • Novel modulation formats

 5. Poling, Spatial and Periodic Nonlinear Effects
  • Spatial optical solitons, self-trapping, and self-guiding effects:

    • Generation of bright and dark solitons via second order, third order and photorefractive effects

    • Longitudinal and transverse stability of solitary waves, modulation instability and spatio-temporal effects

    • Nonlinear effects in disordered media

    • Interaction of spatial solitons

    • Nonlinear guided modes in waveguides and at nonlinear interfaces, self-trapping effects in waveguide arrays and discrete spatial solitons

  • Nonlinear effects in periodic structures:

    • Bragg gratings in semiconductor waveguides

    • Nonlinear effects in photonic crystals and Bragg gratings

    • Bragg solitons, gap solitons and solitons in photonic crystals

    • Devices based on nonlinear interactions in gratings

    • Spatial pattern formation in nonlinear cavities and waveguides

6. Active and dissipative effects
  • Nonlinear amplifiers and amplifier solitons

  • Spatial solitons in cavities containing nonlinear materials, vortex solitons

  • Parabolic and self-similar pulses and lasers

  • Nonlinear modes and solitons in trapped Bose-Einstein Condensates and optical lattices;

  • nonlinear guided wave atom-optics

  • Waveguide and glass poling

  • Physics and chemistry of poling

  • Advances in thermal and uv-assisted poling of fibres and waveguides

  • Devices based on poled glass

 7. All-Optical Devices and Applications
  • Nonlinear Devices and Systems

    • All-Optical Communications Devices and Systems

    • All-Optical Wavelength Conversion

    • All-Optical Signal Regeneration

    • Ultrafast Switching and Packet-Switching

    • All-Optical Signal Processing and Logic Functions

    • Optical storage and memory

    • Slow Light Phenomena

    • Entangled Photons (e.g. Quantum Cryptography, fiber-based EPR sources, quantum computing)

    • Other devices and systems

    • Nonlinear Measurement and Detection


    • Optical sampling

    • Multiphoton microscopy

    • All-Optical Monitoring

    • Nonlinear guided wave spectroscopy

8. Novel Nonlinear Materials and Structures
  • Novel Nonlinear Materials

  • Highly nonlinear fibers (e.g. novel glasses, photonic crystal fibers, poled fibers and nonsilica

  • glasses)

  • Nonlinear crystals (materials with improved photorefractive effects)

  • Photonic crystals

  • Nonlinear semiconductors (SOAs, LDs, VECSELs)

  • QD-materials

  • Polymers and organics for waveguides

  • Quasi-phase matched structures: cascaded nonlinearities, designer gratings

  • Metamaterials

  • Fabrication of micro and nano-structured materials, Bragg gratings, micro-ring resonators, and optimized nonlinear materials


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.