• A Hybrid Conference – In-Person and Virtual Presentations
  • Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Submit a Paper


Submit a Paper

Postdeadline Paper Submission Deadline:
12:00 noon (EDT, UTC-04:00), Tuesday, 12 March 2024

Postdeadline Papers

Postdeadline papers will follow the same submission and review methods as contributed submissions. Postdeadline submissions are not an opportunity to submit a contributed paper after the published deadline, but are intended to provide those with late-breaking work an opportunity to submit that 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 truly excellent and compelling in their timeliness will be accepted.

Present Your Research

Receive worldwide exposure by reaching an influential global audience setting the future direction of the industry. The high-quality science and comprehensive programming make OFC the very best opportunity to get your work in front of the audience that matters most.

The benefits of presentation don't end when the conference concludes. Accepted and presented papers are published in IEEE Xplore Digital Library and the Optica Publishing Group's platform, which extends the impact of your work. OFC further supports the visibility of your paper through indexing in Ei Compendex, Scopus and Google Scholar.

Finally, presenters are able to benefit from extensive media coverage. OFC routinely attracts more than 80 media outlets each year.  

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.

Grant Opportunities for Students and Early Career Professionals

OFC and its three co-sponsors believe strongly in supporting the next generation of researchers. Students and early career professionals are encouraged to submit papers; the conference is an essential way to introduce yourself and your work to an international audience of esteemed researchers and scientists. In addition, each co-sponsor offers grants, scholarships and prizes to support your participation.