Laser Congress and Exhibition


Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline: 9 August 2022 12:00 EDT (UTC - 4:00)

The Professional Value of Presenting

Presenting at an Optica Meeting is a mark of professional excellence. All paper submissions are carefully peer-reviewed to ensure a high-quality program on emerging topics. As a presenter, you will participate in a strong technical program that includes other distinguished experts. Your audience will be comprised of colleagues, industry leaders and potential collaborators.

In addition, accepted and presented papers are published on the Society’s publishing platform, which extends the impact of your work long after the meeting ends. Optica Publishing Group further supports the visibility of your paper by indexing in Ei Compendex, Scopus and Google Scholar.

Optica Journals Opportunity

Optics Express and Optical Materials Express welcome submissions for a joint feature issue on “Advanced Solid State Lasers (ASSL)” in conjunction with the Laser Congress. The feature issue will describe recent advances in both materials and sources aspects of solid state lasers. Submissions will be open 02 July through 01 December 2021. Additional information on this feature issue is available on the Optics Express website or the Optical Materials Express website.

Please also see guidelines on expanded conference papers.


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 the Optica Publishing Group platform. 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 2022 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 require official written permission.

Presentation Format

Presentation Preference: The presentation options are "Oral Only", "Poster Only" or "Oral or Poster Acceptable". The committee has the final say on presentation types, though every effort is made to honor authors' choices.

Selection of "Oral Only" indicates the author is not willing to present a poster. "Poster Only" indicates the author is not willing to present an oral presentation. With selection of "Oral Only" or "Poster Only", the paper may be rejected if the committee determines 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.

Style Guide

Style guides are provided in a variety of different formats to support authors’ needs. Style guides are the same for all Optica-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 the Optica Technical Papers staff at