05 December 2021

This Optica Meeting will be held as scheduled.

The health and safety of meetings attendees is always of primary importance, and especially so in our current environment. We continue to monitor health and travel advisories related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and commit to being responsive amidst changing conditions. This includes exploring options that facilitate maximum participation for speakers and attendees while ensuring the well-being of all participants.

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Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline: 15 February 2022 12:00 EST (UTC - 5:00)

Please upload a file containing your paper in PDF format. The file size cannot exceed 2MB. Please be sure that your file meets the requirements of the Style Guide (in PDF, Word, and LaTex formats) and is no more than three pages. If you do not follow the style guide, your paper may be automatically rejected.  Make sure you include the title, abstract, and all author names and affiliations on the paper, and ensure that the title and author information on the paper matches the information you entered during the submission process. Incomplete papers will not be published.

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It is recommended that authors who need a VISA to attend OIC 2022 submit their paper summaries by 10 December 2021. For accepted papers, author notification letters will be sent before 10 January 2022, enabling these authors to apply for their VISA in a timely fashion. Visit the Visa information page.

Presentation Format: OIC 2022

A specific approach is employed at the OIC conference which enables a single linear session of papers rather than parallel sessions. Contributed papers are introduced by their authors with a five-minute oral presentation. After the oral session, each contributed paper is assigned a dedicated poster time at a poster session aimed toward provided a more in-depth explanation of the paper and to encourage discussion.


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 3-page summary as highlighted in the style guide.

3-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.

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 cstech@optica.org.

Presentation Format

Presentation Preference: The option for Postdeadline Papers is oral presentation only.

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.