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    Join OSA Technical Groups for events and activities tailored to select subfields of optics and photonics.

The Optical Society is the leading professional home to 270,000 accomplished scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs.

This community collaborates to fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts.

Technical Divisions & Groups 

Get information and resources organized by topic area. Find OSA Technical Group events and activities hosted by members and tailored to select subfields of optics and photonics.


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Minorities and Women in OSA

MWOSA is dedicated to providing underrepresented communities focused educational and networking opportunities, career support and grant information.

Corporate Members

Join industry leaders and connect with the people, research, information, and companies leading today's optics and photonics industry.

Optics & Photonics Regional Communities

OSA is pleased to host Web sites that feature technical and business news happening in targeted regions. These online communities promote colleague and professional networking and are a shared resource where individuals and organizations can contribute news, ideas, and information.

Young Professionals

A program matching recent graduate members with career-building volunteer opportunities.