Since 1917, OSA has set the standard of excellence in peer-reviewed optics and photonics research. Access the largest collection of peer-reviewed optics and photonics content via OSA's digital library, Optics InfoBase. This cutting-edge repository includes all of OSA's content, and complements it with key co-publications. With more than 185,000 articles including conference papers from 310 conferences, OSA's content covers a breadth of disciplines.
Custom journals and custom alerts can be created with any of the Optics InfoBase advanced search criteria. Use the tools available in My InfoBase to create, edit, or remove a custom journal or alert on the topics that matter the most to you.
The Optical Interaction Science Division sponsors and endorses a number of meetings annually. Sponsored topical meetings coming up in 2013 include the following:
Search the Optics and Photonics Global Calendar for other events in your area. Not there? Use the free application to add an event.
As a benefit of OSA Membership, you can join up to five technical groups in your field of interest. If you are not an OSA Member, we encourage you to join today! Affiliating with these groups ensures that you will receive updates on OSA publications, meetings and activities in your areas of interest.
The Optical Society recognizes distinguished achievement
in the field of optics and photonics through the presentation of awards and honors.
Awards closely associated with this division include:
Charles Hard Townes Award - recognizes contributions to quantum electronics
Ellis R. Lippincott - recognizes contributions to vibrational spectroscopy (co-sponsored with the Coblentz Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy)
Herbert Walther Award - recognizes distinguished contributions in quantum optics and atomic physics as well as leadership in the international scientific community (co-sponsored with Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG))
William F. Meggers Award - recognizes outstanding work in spectroscopy
In addition, many OSA meetings also offer presentation awards and travel grants. Be sure to view specials features for your meetings of interest.