Paper Submission

Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline :
13 August 2017 12:00 EDT (17:00 GMT)

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.
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.


Abstract / Summary
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
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.


Copyright License Agreement
The submission form incorporates an electronic copyright license agreement as part of your submission. No additional mailed documentation is required. If your institution prohibits you from signing the agreement, please download a form here and email completed form to clearly referencing the control number for your submission.


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


Presentation Preference
The options for this meeting are Oral Preferred, Poster Preferred, or Oral or Poster Acceptable. Selection of Poster Preferred indicates that the author is not willing to present an oral presentation. If the author wants to participate in the Student Paper Award, please choose Oral Preferred.
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.

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