As research, development, and deployment of fiber lasers continues to expand, the Fiber Lasers Conference at Photonics West has become the preeminent gathering in the field. Drawing leading researchers from universities, laboratories, and industry, it provides a comprehensive update in all areas of fiber lasers and amplifiers. Submissions are solicited in all areas related to fibers and fiber lasers broadly categorized into the following four sub-categories:
SPECIAL ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS: PEER REVIEW
Submissions to this conference must include the following three separate abstracts:
  • 100-word text abstract (for online program)
  • 250-word text abstract (for abstract digest)
  • 2-page extended abstract required from contributed speakers (supplemental file; for committee review only)
    • The extended abstract is limited to two pages, including tables and figures.
    • Include author names and affiliations; text; any figures, tables, or images; and sufficient data to permit peer review (main body text font size at least: 11 pt. Times/Times Roman).
    • For US letter-size, set margins to .875 in. (2.22 cm) left and right, 1.0 in. (2.54 cm) top and 1.25 in. (3.17 cm) bottom.
    • For A4 size, set margins to 1.925 cm left and right, 2.54 cm top, and 4.94 cm bottom.
    • Only the extended abstract (PDF file) will be considered by the review committee when scoring submissions to determine acceptance.
    • Extended abstracts will be used only for the purpose of peer review and will not be published.
    • Contributions without an extended abstract will be not considered for the conference.

Submissions must be completed by the abstract deadline. This conference does not accept post-deadline abstracts for oral presentation.


Best Student Presentation Awards
A cash prize donated by our cosponsors will be awarded to the top 3 student oral presentations. Additionally, the winner of the best presentation award will be granted a 1-year honorary membership to the program committee (which means that the winner will be involved in the scoring of the manuscripts, in organizing next year's best student presentation award, and will get access to all the internal discussions/meetings of the current program committee). To be eligible for consideration, the student must:
  • be a graduate or undergraduate full-time student
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • be the submitting author and select “Yes” when asked if you are a full-time student
  • select yourself as the speaker
  • under TOPIC selection, choose “Consider for Best Student Paper Award”
  • be accepted to present an oral presentation
  • submit your manuscript online by the deadline
  • make the oral presentation.

Presentations will be judged by the committee based on scientific merit, impact, as well as clarity of the student presenter’s talk. While the manuscript will not be judged, it is expected.


Support for Authors from Low-Income Economies
Based on availability of sponsorship funds, reduced registration fees or partial travel support may be available for presenting authors from low-income countries whose submissions are accepted. If you wish to apply, please contact SPIE (JenL@SPIE.org) after notification of paper acceptance. Include your SPIE paper number, name, and amount/type of support requested. Requests will be accepted through October 2022 for Photonics West 2023.
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Fiber Lasers XX: Technology and Systems

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Abstract Due: 20 July 2022
Author Notification: 10 October 2022
Manuscript Due: 11 January 2023
As research, development, and deployment of fiber lasers continues to expand, the Fiber Lasers Conference at Photonics West has become the preeminent gathering in the field. Drawing leading researchers from universities, laboratories, and industry, it provides a comprehensive update in all areas of fiber lasers and amplifiers. Submissions are solicited in all areas related to fibers and fiber lasers broadly categorized into the following four sub-categories:
  • Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers
  • Fiber Laser Materials, Design, Fabrication, and Characterization
  • Fiber Laser Devices and Sub-systems
  • Specially Designed Fiber Lasers for Specific Applications.

SPECIAL ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS: PEER REVIEW
Submissions to this conference must include the following three separate abstracts:
  • 100-word text abstract (for online program)
  • 250-word text abstract (for abstract digest)
  • 2-page extended abstract required from contributed speakers (supplemental file; for committee review only)
    • The extended abstract is limited to two pages, including tables and figures.
    • Include author names and affiliations; text; any figures, tables, or images; and sufficient data to permit peer review (main body text font size at least: 11 pt. Times/Times Roman).
    • For US letter-size, set margins to .875 in. (2.22 cm) left and right, 1.0 in. (2.54 cm) top and 1.25 in. (3.17 cm) bottom.
    • For A4 size, set margins to 1.925 cm left and right, 2.54 cm top, and 4.94 cm bottom.
    • Only the extended abstract (PDF file) will be considered by the review committee when scoring submissions to determine acceptance.
    • Extended abstracts will be used only for the purpose of peer review and will not be published.
    • Contributions without an extended abstract will be not considered for the conference.

Submissions must be completed by the abstract deadline. This conference does not accept post-deadline abstracts for oral presentation.


Best Student Presentation Awards
A cash prize donated by our cosponsors will be awarded to the top 3 student oral presentations. Additionally, the winner of the best presentation award will be granted a 1-year honorary membership to the program committee (which means that the winner will be involved in the scoring of the manuscripts, in organizing next year's best student presentation award, and will get access to all the internal discussions/meetings of the current program committee). To be eligible for consideration, the student must:
  • be a graduate or undergraduate full-time student
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • be the submitting author and select “Yes” when asked if you are a full-time student
  • select yourself as the speaker
  • under TOPIC selection, choose “Consider for Best Student Paper Award”
  • be accepted to present an oral presentation
  • submit your manuscript online by the deadline
  • make the oral presentation.

Presentations will be judged by the committee based on scientific merit, impact, as well as clarity of the student presenter’s talk. While the manuscript will not be judged, it is expected.


Support for Authors from Low-Income Economies
Based on availability of sponsorship funds, reduced registration fees or partial travel support may be available for presenting authors from low-income countries whose submissions are accepted. If you wish to apply, please contact SPIE (JenL@SPIE.org) after notification of paper acceptance. Include your SPIE paper number, name, and amount/type of support requested. Requests will be accepted through October 2022 for Photonics West 2023.
Conference Chair
Ctr. for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) (India)
Conference Co-Chair
Coherent | Nufern (United States)
Program Committee
Coherent | Nufern (Australia)
Program Committee
Raytheon Co. (United States)
Program Committee
DEVCOM Army Research Lab. (United States)
Program Committee
Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem
The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Program Committee
Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Program Committee
Northrop Grumman Space Systems (United States)
Program Committee
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
Program Committee
Thomas W. Hawkins
Clemson Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
Leonardo Electronics US Inc. (United States)
Program Committee
Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Program Committee
César Jáuregui-Misas
Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Program Committee
nLIGHT, Inc. (United States)
Program Committee
Martin Dybendal Maack
NKT Photonics A/S (Denmark)
Program Committee
MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Program Committee
Martin H. Muendel
Lumentum (United States)
Program Committee
IPG Photonics Corp. (United States)
Program Committee
Lockheed Martin Aculight Corp. (United States)
Program Committee
Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik IOF (Germany)
Program Committee
Luminar Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Program Committee
U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Program Committee
Tianjin Univ. (China)
Program Committee
Paul Steinvurzel
The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Program Committee
Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Program Committee
Michalis N. Zervas
Optoelectronics Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Program Committee
Pu Zhou
National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Program Committee
Benedikt Schuhbauer
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Additional Information

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What you will need to submit
  • Title
  • Author(s) information
  • Speaker biography
  • 250-word abstract for technical review
  • 100-word summary for the program
  • Keywords used in search for your paper (optional)
  • 2-page extended abstract required from contributed speakers (supplemental file; for committee review only)
    • The extended abstract is limited to two pages, including tables and figures.
    • Include author names and affiliations; text; any figures, tables, or images; and sufficient data to permit peer review (main body text font size at least: 11 pt. Times/Times Roman).
    • For US letter-size, set margins to .875 in. (2.22 cm) left and right, 1.0 in. (2.54 cm) top and 1.25 in. (3.17 cm) bottom.
    • For A4 size, set margins to 1.925 cm left and right, 2.54 cm top, and 4.94 cm bottom.
    • Only the extended abstract (PDF file) will be considered by the review committee when scoring submissions to determine acceptance.
    • Extended abstracts will be used only for the purpose of peer review and will not be published.
    • Contributions without an extended abstract will be not considered for the conference.


Note: Only original material should be submitted. Commercial papers, papers with no new research/development content, and papers with proprietary restrictions will not be accepted for presentation.