About OGC 2020

The big leaps in optoelectronic technology and academia have drawn increasing attention from the industry community which is always in searching of innovative solutions. OGC was created to pave the way connecting optoelectronic academia and industry as well as connecting China and the rest of the world.

OGC 2020 will be held concurrently with the 22nd China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) in Shenzhen. The conference aims to promote interaction and exchange of various disciplines among professionals in academia and industry at home and abroad. In addition, it also serves to turn technologies into industrial applications. It’s expected that 300-500 professionals will attend the conference.

OGC will be an ideal platform for scholars, researchers and professionals to exchange insights and discuss the development of optoelectronics industry. It will be a perfect gathering to learn about new perspectives, technologies and trends which might pushes the boundaries of the technology and eventually creates a broader future for optoelectronics applications.

7 symposia are being arranged in the conference with the topics covering precision optics, optical communications, lasers, infrared applications, and fiber sensors. Welcome the professionals, experts, managements and students from the universities, research institutions, military enterprises, and optoelectronic companies to attend the conference.


Plenary & Keynote Speakers

Plenary Speaker Presented in OGC

Important Dates

Submission Deadline July 10, 2020

Notification Date July 30, 2020

Registration Deadline August 07, 2020

Camera-ready papers due August 15, 2020

On-site Sign in Date September 7, 2020

Main Conference Dates September 8 to 11, 2020


After a careful reviewing process, all accepted papers after proper registration and presentation, will be published in the conference Proceedings by IEEE, which will also be included into IEEE Xplore and submitted for EI Compendex and Scopus.

OGC 2020 provides the opportunity to publish the extended paper to a special issue on specialty optical fibers in MDPI photonics journal. Both regular and review papers are welcome. For more infopramtion about the special issue, please review the flyer.

How to Submit

Accepted Abstracts will be invited to present at the conference, the abstract will not be published.

Full Papers
Accepted full papers presented at the conference will be published into the conference proceedings.

Please send your manuscript to EasyChair online submission system: Click to visit


S1. Laser Technology
S2. Optical Communication and Networks
S3. Infrared Technologies and Applications
S4. Precision Optics
S5. Fiber-Based Technologies and Applications
S6. Optoelectronic Devices and Applications
S7. Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics

Short Courses

SC1. High Power Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers

Speaker: Johan Nilsson

University of Southampton, UK

Date: September 07, 2020   Monday


This course describes the principles and capabilities of high power rare-earth-doped fiber lasers and amplifiers, with output powers that can exceed a kilowatt. It discusses the fundamentals and current trends of such devices. Fiber technology, pump laser requirements and input coupling will be addressed. This includes Yb-doped fibers at 1.0 - 1.1 μm, Er-doped fibers at 1.5 - 1.6 μm, and Tm-doped fibers at around 2 μm. Operating regimes extending from continuous-wave single-frequency to pulses will be considered. Key equations will be introduced to find limits and identify critical parameters. Important limitations relate to nonlinear and thermal effects, as well as damage, energy storage and, of course, materials. Methods to mitigate limitations in different operating regimes will be discussed. Fiber, laser and amplifier designs for different operating regimes will be described.


• Fundamentals of high power fiber lasers and amplifiers.
• Key strengths, relative merits, and specific capabilities of high power fiber lasers and amplifiers.
• Performance limitations and the underlying physical reasons
• Basic fiber properties
• Options for suppressing detrimental nonlinearities
• Basic design basic high power fiber lasers and amplifier systems
• Components
• Pumping schemes.

 SC2. Machine Learning and Data Science Fundamentals and Their Applications in Optical Communications (Download the Flyer)

Speaker: Alan Pak Tao Lau

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Date:  September 07, 2020   Monday


Machine Learning (ML) has disrupted a wide range of science and engineering disciplines in recent years. ML applications in optical communications and networking are also gaining more attention, particularly in the areas of nonlinear transmission systems, optical performance monitoring (OPM) and network monitoring and adaptation for flexible and dynamic optical networks with reduced margin and improved throughput. However, the extent to which ML techniques can benefit optical communications and networking is not clear at this point as this is still a relatively new area with an insufficient understanding of the nature of ML concepts. This workshop aims to describe the mathematical foundations of basic ML techniques from communication theory and signal processing perspectives. This will be followed by an overview of ongoing ML research in optical communications and networking with a focus on physical layer issues.


• Overview of Machine Learning(ML) developments in recent years.
• Basic machine learning techniques – artificial neural networks(ANN), support vector machine(SVM), K-means clustering, EM algorithm, principal component analysis(PCA)
• Deep learning techniques – convolutional neural networks(CNN), recurrent neural networks (RNN)
• ML for nonlinear optical transmission systems
• ML for optical performance monitoring
• ML for quality of transmission estimation and dynamic optical networks
• ML for soft-fault prediction
• ML for optical device design
• Upcoming trends and challenges

Special Events

W1. Photonics Global Student Conference (PGSC)

Photonics Global Student Conference (PGSC) serves as the student-led international conference in the fields of Photonics for the purpose of “promoting worldwide communication among the young generation”. Brilliant students from different countries will be invited to share their ground-breaking research and network with each other. From organizers to attendees, all speakers in this event are students with youthful ideas and visions of the world’s future.  Read More

 W2. Emerging Techniques for Detection/Control of Infectious Diseases

The recent global outbreak of coronavirus has prompted many countries to review their strategies for disease control. This special workshop is organised to provide a forum for sharing of latest information by experts from healthcare and instrumentation disciplines. Stakeholders who have interest in exploring opportunities in this domain are encouraged to attend.

General Chair:  Prof. Aaron Ho, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Co-Chairs:   Prof. Zhugen Yang, Cranfield University, UK
                     Assoc. Prof. Guanghui Wang, Nanjing University, China
                     Dr. Jinna Chen, South University of Science and Technology of China, China

Speakers:    Prof. Zhugen Yang, Cranfield University, UK

                     Prof. Xixiong Kang, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University,  China

                     Prof. Liang Peng, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

                     Prof. Junle Qu, Shenzhen University, China

W3. Optoelectronics Innovation Challenge

This inaugural Optoelectronics Innovation Challenge (OIC) serves as an international platform for the demonstration of new inventions, new technologies and new ideas in the fields of Optoelectronics. Individuals, enterprises and scientific research institutes, especially the students are encouraged to participate in this competition. All CIOE industry participants will be invited to participate and promote global cooperations and to share innovative ideas. The jury will give out a number of special awards on 10 Sept during conference banquet. Register Now!

Chair: Prof. Qizhen Sun, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Co-Chairs:   Prof. Liyang Shao, Southern University of Science and Technolog, China

                     Prof. Chengbo Mou, Shanghai University, China

W5. Progress in Laser Cleaning Technique and Applications

Laser cleaning has been a mature solution to replace traditional chemical and mechanical cleaning methods in many industrial fields in recent years. Serving a fast growing market, the design, control and process have been developed quickly. This workshop focuses on the progress of laser cleaning technique and its applications. We encourage all the CIOE participants who are interested in this fields to attend the workshop for state-of-art techniques and pioneering application information.

1) Speech Title: History, mechanisms, and state-of-art techniques of laser cleaning
Speaker: Dr. Daishu Qian, Shenzhen JPT Opto-electronics Co., Ltd.

2) Speech Title: Laser Cleaning and Surface Modification of CFRP
Speaker:  Prof. Yanqun Tong, Jiangsu University, China

3) Speech Title: Applications of Laser Cleaning Technology
Chair: Dr. Jiao Jiao, The University of Manchester, UK

4) Speech Title: Nanosecond laser-based surface treatment techniques of materials: cleaning, texturing and polishing
Speaker:  Prof. Chunming Wang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

5) Speech Title: Progress on surface treatment technologies by laser
Speaker:  Prof. Xiaodong Yuan, China Academy Of Engineering Physics, China


Chair: Dr. Kevin Liu, Shenzhen JPT Opto-electronics Co., Ltd.

Co-chair: Dr. Lulu Wang, Shenzhen JPT Opto-electronics Co., Ltd.

OGC Statement on COVID-19

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The participants are suggested to know the signs of infection:


All registered speakers will have the opportunity to submit their pre-recorded presentation regardless of geography or travel restrictions but we continue to encourage speakers to participate in-person to allow for greater interaction with attendees. Speakers who provide a video for presentation in their session will still have their paper published. Speakers can also recruit a colleague to act as a proxy to deliver their presentation. Selected sessions will also have live speaker participation via video-conferencing. For more details, contact info@ieeeogc.com.

Links and Resources:

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) technical guidance (WHO) https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance

Novel Coronavirus in Hubei Province, China (U.S. State Dept) https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/novel-coronavirus-hubei-province--china.html

World Health Organization’s website on the Coronavirus https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control’s reference materials https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China http://en.nhc.gov.cn/



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