The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Conference LA102
Fiber Lasers XVII: Technology and Systems
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Abstract Due:
24 July 2019

Author Notification:
30 September 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
8 January 2020

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Conference Chair
Conference Co-Chair
  • Michalis N. Zervas, Optoelectronics Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)

Program Committee
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  • Peter F. Moulton, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
  • Martin H. Muendel, Lumentum (United States)
  • Craig A. Robin, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (United States)
  • Bryce Samson, IPG Photonics Corp. (United States)
  • Lawrence Shah, Luminar Technologies, Inc. (United States)
  • L. Brandon Shaw, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
  • Wei Shi, Tianjin Univ. (China)
  • Akira Shirakawa, The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
  • Paul Steinvurzel, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
  • V. R. Supradeepa, Ctr. for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) (India)
  • Pu Wang, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
  • Yoann Zaouter, Amplitude Systèmes (France)
  • Pu Zhou, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)

Additional Conference
This conference does not accept post-deadline abstracts.

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 ( after notification of paper acceptance. Include your SPIE paper number, name, and amount/type of support requested. Requests will be accepted through October 2019 for Photonics West 2020.
Call for
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.

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 (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 24 July 2019.

Best Student Presentation Awards
A cash prize donated by our cosponsors will be awarded to the best and runner-up student oral presentations. 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
  • submit their abstract online by the deadline
  • be the primary author
  • select “Yes” when asked if they are a full-time student
  • select themselves as the speaker
  • be accepted to present an oral presentation
  • submit their manuscript online by the deadline
  • make the oral presentation.

Presentations will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, as well as clarity of the student presenter’s talk.
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