Information for authors and presenters

Instructions, important dates, and other information for a successful conference

We hope to see you in 2023. The call for papers is now open.

Find links to presenter instructions, important dates, and other information for a successful abstract submission and presentation at SPIE Laser Damage. 

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Important dates

Abstracts due 3 May 2023
National Ignition Facility (NIF) Tours - Application Due 15 May 2023
Laser Damage Competition - Samples Due 15 May 2023
Registration opens 20 June 2023
Authors notified and program posts online 26 June 2023
Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster PDFs* 17 July 2023
Poster PDFs due for preview and publication 23 Aug. 2023
Advance upload deadline for oral presentation slides** 15 Sept. 2023
Manuscripts due 11 Oct. 2023

*Contact author or speaker must register prior to uploading.

**After this date slides must be uploaded onsite at Speaker Check-In

Prepare to share your work

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.

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