Information for authors and presenters

Instructions, important dates, and other information for a successful conference
Presenter speaking at SPIE Laser Damage

Connect in with the Laser Damage community

Reconnect with your colleagues and discuss advancements in laser damage materials and components. SPIE Laser Damage is the perfect opportunity to engage with old friends and make new ones. Join your peers online.

Why present and publish your work as part of Laser Damage?


Here's how submitting an abstract puts a spotlight on your work:

  • Your participation in the conference gains you international visibility
  • Your research becomes a part of the world's permanent scientific record
  • Your work will be indexed in all relevant scientific databases*

Make sure that your research gets timely publication in the SPIE Digital Library.

*SPIE partners with relevant scientific databases to ensure visibility for your research, including Astrophysical Data System (ADS), Ei Compendex, CrossRef, Google Scholar, Inspec, Scopus, and Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Important dates


Abstract submission deadline 5 May 2021
Author notification  9 July 2021
Submission system opens for presentations and manuscripts* 3 September 2021
Oral presentation videos due 29 September 2021
Poster PDF and preview videos due 29 September 2021
Post-event manuscripts due 29 October 2021

*Authors must register prior to uploading

Prepare for your week


SPIE presenter reviewing Laser Damage guidelines

Prepare to present

Formatting tips for uploading for posters and videos, a to-do list, and due dates.

Author reviewing SPIE Laser Damage manuscript submission guidelines

Prepare your manuscript

Details and templates for preparing your paper for the SPIE Digital Library.

Chairs and committee members organize the conferences and present awards to authors

Chairs and committees

Timelines and overview of your duties before and during the event.

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