• Technical Conference:  17–21 September 2017
  • Exhibition:  19–20 September 2017

Paper Preparation

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format.  If you have any questions regarding the paper preparation process, please contact OSA Technical Papers staff at cstech@osa.org.


A completed electronic submission is due prior to the published deadline. A complete submission will include the following.
  1. Completion of submission page required fields
  2. 35-word Abstract
  3. 2-page Paper
  4. Copyright License Agreement
  5. OCIS Codes
  6. Presentation Preference
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 preceding requirements may result in rejection of a paper. Registration and submission for Technical Sessions 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.

Peer Review

This meeting contains high-quality submissions that undergo a peer-review conducted by the members of the Technical Program Committee. The results of the peer review translate into paper selections and topic-driven technical sessions for this conference. Results from that meeting will be sent by OSA Technical Papers staff via email to all authors. If a paper is accepted, the summary, including illustrations, will be reproduced directly from the material submitted by the author(s) and will be published in OSA Publishing's Digital Library.

Style Guide

This style guide is a reference for all submitting authors and has remained consistent with past years’ Technical Digest format and style. 
  You will need Adobe Acrobat to download this file. If you don't have this software yet, you may download it for free at the Adobe website.

Please make sure that your paper contains no non-English font packages (for example, Japanese fonts, Korean fonts, Chinese fonts, etc.) in the body of your paper summary as well as in all figures and tables. Any 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.


35-word Abstract
This abstract should be a brief summary of the paper topic. If the paper is accepted, this 35-word abstract will be included in the Conference Program.

2-page Paper
The two-page paper is a summary of the author’s work and will be published as submitted for the conference Technical Digest in OSA Publishing's Digital Library.

The style guide provides a visual representation of the paper format. The summary should not exceed the specified page limit for FiO and must be typed with the page layout set to 8 ½-inch x 11-inch page and with 1-inch margins on all sides. The author must include all text, including the 35-word abstract, title, authors, equations, drawings, tables, photographs, drawings, figures, and references within the specified page limit. The text may be typed either single or double-spaced.

The title of the talk and the primary author’s name, affiliation, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address must appear on the first page with all additional authors and their affiliations. The 35-word abstract should also be repeated in the summary. Refrain from the use of asterisks, acknowledgments, job descriptions or footnotes. Cite references at the end of the summary.

Copyright License Agreement
The submission form incorporates an electronic copyright transfer agreement as part of your submission. No additional mailed documentation is required.

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 perused here.

Presentation Preference
Authors submitting a contributed postdeadline paper to the FiO meetings has only the option oral presentation during a special evening session.  For more details on the presentation preference, view the modes of presentation tab. 

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