• Technical Conference:  16 – 20 September 2018
  • Science & Industry Showcase:  18 – 19 September 2018



Extended Deadline for Poster Submission

Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline: 29 June at 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

The regular submission period for Frontiers in Optics/ Laser Science has closed.  You can still submit a paper via one of the two additional opportunities.

1. Posters Only

Submissions will continue to be accepted for poster presentations.  Papers submit between 23 May at 12:01 EDT and 29 June 12:00 EDT will be consider for poster presentation only.  All papers presented (including posters) will be published in OSA Publishing's Digital Library. 

2. Postdeadline Papers

Late-breaking research can be submitted as a post deadline paper. The site will launch in the summer in mid July , with a submission deadline of 27 August noon EDT. 

Steps to Prepare Your Submission

  1. Determine in which submission category your research fits. The organization of Technical Conference content still rests firmly (and recognizably) on the foundation of OSA Technical Divisions.

  2. ​​Understand the paper submission requirements and guidelines.

  3. Submit your abstract and summary description before deadline listed above. 

Why Submit a Paper?

Get Published
Accepted and presented papers are published in OSA Publishing's Digital Library, indexed in Ei Compendex and Scopus and tagged to facilitate results in Google Scholar and its search engine.

Get the Most From Membership
FiO, the OSA Annual Meeting, is intended to be inclusive and diverse — which is why all OSA Members will be given the ability to present a contributed paper.

Get Recognized
Present in front of a supportive, international audience of peers, colleagues and other OSA Members. In 2017, 2,500 attendees came from more than 60 countries.

Get Inspired
As a presenter, you're also an attendee. You'll have numerous opportunities, formal and informal, to meet, network and engage with other presenters and attendees — leaders from academia, industry and government.


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