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Thank You for Your Interest in CLEO. 

Opportunities to submit to CLEO:2015 have now ended. We encourage you to consider presenting in 2016. The submission site is planned to open in September 2015.

Postdeadline Papers

As with regular contributed papers, the individual program subcommittees will review postdeadline papers submitted to their topic category. Only those papers assessed to be truly excellent and compelling in their timeliness will be accepted for presentation in a limited number of postdeadline sessions. Submitting authors of postdeadline papers will be notified by Tuesday, 21 April 2015 via email.


The CLEO: 2015 technical program is composed of 25 topics categories from fundamental science to applications and technology.

New this year! We have expanded the Applications & Technology paper acceptance criteria to recognize optical engineering excellence.

Questions regarding the paper submission and review process can be directed to the Technical Papers Staff at


Benefits to Presenting Your Contributed Work
Important Submission Information
Notification Timeline
  • Every accepted paper is published in OSA’s digital library, Optics InfoBase, the largest peer-reviewed collection of optics and photonics research
  • Presented work is also submitted to IEEE’s Xplore Digital Library
  • Presented work is indexed in Ei Compendex, Scopus and several other indexing service partners
  • Opportunity to share your work at the leading, peer-reviewed conference on lasers and electro-optics
  • Share your research and collaborate with the top echelon in the field. CLEO has a loyal attendee base which includes the top leaders in the industry
  • NO late submissions will be accepted for any reason
  • NO revisions will be accepted for any reason. Check your paper before submitting
  • Follow the style guide.
  • Submit electronically through the ScholarONE system
  • A complete submission consists of title, 35 word abstract, and a 2-page summary
  • Primary Author Notifications will be sent the week of 9 March 2015
  • Postdeadline Paper Author Notifications will be sent 20 April 2015