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12 May 2021

The congress will be held in a hybrid format: in-person and virtual. Speakers have the option to present onsite or online. Individuals participating virtually can present live during their session or submit a pre-recorded video.

The health and safety of meetings attendees are of primary importance. OSA continues to monitor health and travel advisories and commits to being responsive amidst changing conditions. Please continue to check this website for current meeting status.

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"It has been a very exciting experience for me to meet so many people from all over the world who are interested in my work. It is also of utmost importance for every scientist to be aware of the latest developments in their scientific field, and in this respect, the conference was at a very high level in terms of the material presented. I would recommend it." -2019 Laser Congress Survey Respondent

Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline :
2 June 2021 12:00 EDT (UTC - 4:00)

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As a presenter, you’ll participate in a strong technical program that includes other distinguished experts. Your audience will be comprised of colleagues, industry leaders and potential collaborators.

You’ll know (as will they) that your work has been rigorously peer-reviewed by a committee of experts to ensure high-quality presentations on emerging topics. After your presentation, you’ll have invaluable opportunities to engage with other presenters and attendees in one-on-one, in-depth interactions.

Accepted papers are indexed in Ei Compendex and Scopus and published in OSA Publishing’s Digital Library, the world’s largest peer-reviewed collection of optics and photonics information. Full-text search and key metadata tags for conference papers are available to Google to facilitate results in its search engine and Google Scholar.

Optics Express and Optical Materials Express welcome submissions to a joint feature issue on “Advanced Solid State Lasers (ASSL)” in conjunction with the OSA Laser Congress. The feature issue will describe recent advances in both materials and sources aspects of solid state lasers. Submissions will be open 2 July through 1 December 2021. Additional information on this feature issue is available on the OSA Publishing website at: https://www.osapublishing.org/oe/journal/oe/feature_announce/assl2021.cfm and https://www.osapublishing.org/ome/journal/ome/feature_announce/assl2021.cfm. Please also see OSA’s guidelines on expanded conference papers.

 

The 2021 Technical Conference

The abstract and summary submission deadline is 02 June 2021. There will be one additional opportunity to present: Postdeadline Paper submissions. 

The conference will be presented in a hybrid format, a combination of in-person and virtual components. Speakers will have the option to present onsite or online. Individuals who choose to participate virtually will be able to choose between presenting live during their scheduled technical session or submitting a pre-recorded video. If your paper is accepted for presentation, we guarantee that you will be able to present it before its intended audience.

Modes of Presentation

Oral Sessions

The presentation times for oral sessions are as follows: contributed presentations are 15 minutes each, invited talks are 30 minutes, and tutorials are 45 minutes. Each presentation will have a break for questions during the last 2-3 minutes of each presentation.

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions are scheduled to provide an opportunity for selected papers to be presented in greater visual detail and should facilitate vivid discussions with attendees. All poster presentations will be held virtually. Presenters will upload a 3-minute presentation video, and a PDF of their poster. Synchronous and asynchonous discussions will be held via chat online.  

Postdeadline Session

Postdeadline papers are presented as oral presentations during a special session toward the end of the conference. The presentation time is 15 minutes each, including questions. The purpose of postdeadline papers is to give participants the opportunity to hear new and significant material in rapidly advancing areas. Only those papers judged to be truly excellent and compelling in their timeliness are accepted for postdeadline presentation. If you believe your work meets these requirements, you are encouraged to submit a postdeadline paper.

Requirements

35-word Abstract: Your abstract should be a brief summary of your paper topic. If your paper is accepted, your 35-word abstract will be included in the Conference Program. Note that the same abstract should be included in the 2-page summary as highlighted in the style guide.

2-page Summary: All contributed authors are required to submit a final summary of their work for publication in the Technical Digest, via OSA Publishing's Digital Library . Style guides are provided in a variety of different formats to support authors’ needs. All PDF submissions MUST contain the following items in order to be published:

  1. Complete title
  2. Complete listing of all authors and their affiliations
  3. Self-contained abstract, limited to 35-words (indexers such as Google Scholar will not index papers that do not contain abstracts)
  4. Appropriate copyright statement following the abstract. By default, the copyright statement will appear as 2021 The Author(s). If needed, the default statement can be suppressed by use of the {abstract*} environment.
  5. Permission and attribution for any trademarked or copyright images. Note that images of people or images owned or trademarked by other entities (including, for example, well-known logos or cartoon characters) will also require official written permission.

Style Guide

Style guides are provided in a variety of different formats to support authors’ needs. Style guides are the same for all OSA managed meetings. Be sure to confirm page count and paper size requirements for the meeting to which you are submitting.

Please make sure that your paper does not contain non-English font packages (for example, Japanese, Korean or Chinese fonts, etc.) in the body of your paper summary, as well as in all figures and tables. Characters in these fonts cannot be seen by reviewers. In the past, we have had particular trouble with MS-PGothic, MS-Gothic and MS-Mincho.

If you have any questions regarding the paper preparation process, please contact OSA Technical Papers staff at cstech@osa.org.