Important Notice: OSA's offices are closing early on Friday, 27 May 2016 at 3 PM EDT (UTC−04:00) in honor of the Memorial Day Weekend. The offices will reopen on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 at 8:30 AM EDT. 

Individual Member Category

OSA Individual Members are scientists, engineers, academicians, business leaders and other professionals with an interest in optics and photonics.


The following term options are available to Individual Members:

1-Year: $135 USD, $65 USD for members residing in an economically developing nation
3-Year: $360 USD
5-Year: $580 USD
10-Year: $1,040 USD  
Lifetime: $2,360 USD

OSA Member Benefits and Services

Individual Members receive a wide range of member benefits and services, and are eligible to vote in the annual election for OSA Vice President and Directors at Large.

Multi-year and Lifetime members receive OSA Individual Member Benefits plus:

  • Lifetime Members receive an exclusive member certificate and lapel pin
  • Multi-year and Lifetime Members receive premium membership cards
  • Multi-year and Lifetime Members avoid disruption to their online benefits

Activate your Individual Membership today!

*Pricing effective through 8/31/2016. Individual, Recent Graduate and Senior Members are eligible to vote in the annual election for OSA Vice President and Directors at Large.

"OSA [Membership] provides a unique platform for making one's research visible, for networking with other professionals in the field, for discovering new professional employment opportunities, and for learning about equipment that can aid one's research."
– Thomas Carruthers, University of Maryland Baltimore County


"OSA is the society of choice for the optic and photonics community because of [it’s] meetings and journals and [it’s] community participation."
– Steven C. Moss, The Aerospace Corporation


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