The History Exhibits feature special collections such as:

OSA Milestones Timeline
Starting with the establishment of the Optical Society of America in 1916, this timeline traces OSA's history to current events.

Laser History Timeline
Walk through the important breakthroughs, innovations, articles, individuals, and events in the history of lasers.

Optics & Photonics Timeline
This timeline attempts to capture the important breakthroughs, innovations, articles, individuals and events in the history of optics and photonics.

OSA Centennial History Book
Preview the first chapter of the OSA Centennial History Book, a book celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Society in 2016.

Women in Optics
OSAHistory.org has collected photos, biographies, oral history interviews, and other resources featuring the amazing women who have helped to shape the field of optics.

Our history is a work in progress; new content is continually added to the site, and we encourage you to share your stories, photos and content suggestions with us. Please visit the Contribute page to submit your recommendations.