The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


The Optical Society of America IEEE Photonics Society

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July 3-7, 2021

Duration of the conference

June 28, 2021

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June 18, 2021

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March 30, 2021

Deadline for Paper Submission

May 7, 2021

Author notification letters sent

Guidlines for Authors


35-word Abstract The 35-word abstract should be a brief summary of the work. If the submission is accepted for presentation, this 35-word abstract will be included in the Conference Program Book.

3-page Summary (up to 3 pages maximum): the author must include all text, including the 35-word abstract, title, authors, equations, tables, photographs, drawings, figures, and references. The text may be typed either single-spaced or double-spaced. Refrain from use of asterisk, job descriptions, or footnotes.

Page Format: Letter, 8.5 in. x 11 in. paper (21.505 cm x 27.83 cm) with 1 in. margins (2.54 cm) on all sides.

Copyright License Agreement

The submission form incorporates an electronic copyright license agreement as part of your submission. No additional mailed documentation is required. If your institution prohibits you from signing the agreement, please download a form here and email completed form to clearly referencing the control number for your submission.

Submission Categories

S1. Core/Access/Data Center Networks and Subsystems
S2. Transmission Systems and technologies
S3. Optical Fibers, Fiber Amplifiers and Fiber Devices
S4. Optical Active Devices and Modules
S5. Optical Passive Devices and Modules
S6. Space Divide Multiplexing and Related Devices
S7. Nanophotonics and Integrated Devices
S8. Optical Sensing and Measurements
S9. Biophotonics and Imaging

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 found here:

Presentation Preference

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.