• Technical Conference:  09 – 12 October 2023
  • Science + Industry Showcase:   09 – 11 October 2023
  • Greater Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma (Greater Seattle Area), Washington, USA

Submit a Paper

Submit a Paper


Postdeadline Paper Submission Deadline: Tuesday, 19 September, 12:00 noon EDT (UTC-04:00)

Postdeadline Papers

Postdeadline submissions are not an opportunity to submit a paper after the published deadline. Instead, the intention is to provide those with late-breaking work with an opportunity to submit their work for consideration. Postdeadline submissions should describe new and significant material in rapidly advancing areas.

A limited number of postdeadline submissions will be selected for presentation, and only those papers judged to be excellent and compelling in their timeliness will be accepted.

The 2023 Technical Conference

Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science will be held as an in-person event with on-demand content. Archived recordings of in-person talks or prerecorded videos from remote presenters will be available on demand either during the event or soon after it concludes. The conference does not offer live, virtual talks.

The Submission Process

After selecting a Presentation Type within the submission form, you will be asked to select your preferred Presentation Method from two options:

  • In Person
    Attend the conference in person and present at the meeting venue.
  • Asynchronous
    Presenters unable to attend in person submit a prerecorded video presentation that will be published online for on-demand viewing only. On-demand presentations do not include the opportunity for live, virtual presentation or Q&A. 

If you select in person, it is expected that you will attend the meeting in person to present. Otherwise, your presentation may be withdrawn.

By offering a flexible meeting format, 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 – In Person or On Demand

Contributed presentations are 15 minutes each, invited talks are 30 minutes and keynote talks are 45 minutes. Technical Sessions will include a break for questions during the last 2-3 minutes of each presentation.

Poster Sessions – In Person or On Demand

Poster Sessions, which are presented in person in the Science + Industry Showcase, are supplemented by on-demand content in an ePoster Gallery. Both in-person and remote poster presenters can have a dedicated gallery page that includes an abstract, a poster PDF and/or a 3-minute poster preview (video).

Postdeadline Session – In Person Only

Postdeadline papers are presented as oral presentations during a special session toward the end of the conference. The presentation time will be determined during sessioning, but is generally around 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.