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Postdeadline Paper Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline:
Tuesday, 22 February 2022, noon, 12:00 EST (UTC-05:00)

Postdeadline Papers reflect very timely and ground-breaking research.


Peer Review

OFC submissions are high-quality technical papers that undergo a blinded peer-review conducted by the members of the Technical Program Committee. Papers will be evaluated thoroughly, irrespective of the subcommittee they have been submitted to. If submitted to a subcommittee that does not represent a good fit to a paper’s technical content, OFC reserves the right to recategorize the paper to a better matching subcommittee. If the paper is accepted, the summary will be reproduced directly from the material submitted by the author(s). Have confidence that your paper, if accepted, will be presented before an audience. 

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All technical information contained in the summary must be approved for public distribution by all controlling organizations prior to submission. OFC is a public forum for the exchange of information. For all reasonable questions (including technical detail), presenters are encouraged to have answers approved for distribution prior to the presentation. Authors not interested in discussing their work with attendees in a conference setting are encouraged to submit their work to other forums.

Papers accepted for presentation during the OFC technical sessions will be published in the OFC Technical Digest and may be referenced by other publications. Papers appearing in the Technical Digest should not have been published previously in substantially the same form, and may not be published subsequently in substantially the same form in industry journals or other forums. In addition, summaries of those papers presented at the conference will also be made available on Optica Publishing Group platform and IEEE Xplore after the conference.

OFC will include in-person and online components in 2022.