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26 July 2021 – 30 July 2021 OSA Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)
12 May 2021

This OSA Meeting will be presented in a virtual, web-conference format using a program schedule based on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC-04:00). The meeting has been extended by one day.

Participants have the option of viewing sessions live or streaming recorded sessions on demand. Speakers can present live during a session or submit a pre-recorded video. [Learn more]

The 2021 OSA Advanced Photonics Congress will proceed  in an all-virtual, web-conference format. The meeting schedule has been extended by one day: 26 - 30 July 2021.

The virtual format impacts how presentations are delivered, not what is presented. The breadth and depth of technical content remain intact — supplemented by special networking events and a virtual exhibit.

Information on the Virtual Presentation

  1. The virtual meeting will be presented on the Zoom web-conferencing platform. The meeting schedule will be based on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC-04:00).
  2. Technical sessions will be scheduled at times convenient across multiple time zones to facilitate greater participation from an international audience. Technical sessions will be recorded and published typically within 24 hours of presentation.
  3. Speakers will be given three presentation options: Live only with Q&A; pre-recorded with live Q&A; or pre-recorded only.
  4. Participants will have the option to view technical sessions live as they are presented or view archived recordings on-demand.
  5. Registration will open on Monday, 26 April. 

Registration Access

All registrants receive access to the following virtual-format benefits:

  • Live, online participation in all virtual technical sessions (including joint plenary sessions and joint poster sessions) and special events
  • On-demand viewing of recorded technical sessions (published within 24 hours of presentation and for 60 days after the congress concludes)
  • On-demand viewing of recorded poster presentations in the ePoster Gallery
  • Product information from and interaction with exhibitors in the Virtual Exhibit
  • Real-time networking with speakers, exhibitors and attendees using chat features embedded throughout the congress website
  • Ability to download papers individually or in a .zip file by topical meeting. (.zip files are available for 60 days after the congress concludes.)

About the Congress

The OSA Advanced Photonics Congress addresses the many aspects of photonic device research and development and their use in networks.

Integrated photonic circuits and stand-alone components such as switches and modulators in silicon, lll-V, graphene and polymer material systems are covered, as well as nanophotonic and quantum devices and concepts. Novel materials such as metamaterials, plasmonic materials, and other specially designed materials and their potential use in devices are examined as well as advances in materials with optical gain, nonlinear optical materials, novel optical glasses and crystals and ceramics. The latest advances in optical interconnects, switching technologies, signal processing, photovoltaic solar cells, light emitting diodes and network virtualization are also presentation topics.