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Benefits and Services

You’re invited to join The Optical Society's global network of more than 18,500 members. OSA Members receive a wide range of exclusive benefits and services. From scientific discoveries and industry advances to members-only events and focused technical groups, an OSA Membership gives you everything you need to stay informed, connected and at the top of your field.

Activate your membership online and be a part of the optics and photonics field’s leading professional association.

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High Quality Information

Unparalleled Professional Network

Valuable Career Resources


High Quality Information from the Most-trusted Source

  • Subscription to Optics & Photonics News (OPN) - OPN is an award-winning monthly magazine that keeps subscribers up-to-date on technical innovations, industry news, OSA activities and more. OSA Members receive printed issues and exclusive access to OPN Online.     
  • Subscription to Physics Today (PT) - The influential flagship publication of the American Institute of Physics, PT provides authoritative news coverage, analysis, job listings and fresh perspectives on the physical sciences community. PT is available to OSA Members in print and online, including access to the digital archive.
  • Access to Journal & Conference Paper Content - Join and receive 50 downloads from Optics InfoBase, the largest digital library of peer-reviewed content in the field. Members have access to 240,000 journal articles, images and conference papers from hundreds of technical meetings.
  • Discounts on Quality Meetings - Attend OSA-hosted meetings and conferences, with programming vetted by experts, at greatly reduced rates.
  • Discounts on High Impact Journals - Receive substantial subscription discounts to OSA's high impact journals with the most-cited content.
  • Discounts on Technical Books - Receive discounts on American Institute of Physics (AIP) and McGraw Hill publications. Members can find out more by visiting the discount page located in the Members-Only section of

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Unparalleled Network of the Leading Society

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Valuable Career Resources

  • Career Services - Members can post their resumes on and at OSA-hosted conference career centers. Members also have access to the Physics Today Career Network.
  • Grants, Awards and Fellowships - OSA offers a wide range of science and engineering recognitions that honor excellence and achievement. Members are encouraged to nominate OSA colleagues for these honors.
  • Leadership Opportunities - OSA Members have the opportunity to take on leadership roles that enable them to help shape the future of the society, its meetings and its publications.
  • Personalized Email Alias - The email alias service enables one to synchronize any email address with their OSA email address. Having an alias is especially helpful when one changes their personal or business email address because it automatically forwards their email. To register your own personalized alias submit this form.
  • AIP Member Benefits - OSA Members receive a wide range of benefits and services through the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

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Connect with the global network of the leading optics association

Keep informed of scientific discoveries and industry advances

Amplify your career and build a network of professional contacts

Access a wide range of exclusive members-only discounts & benefits