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OSA 100

Photo from the history archiveOSA is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2016. Watch as we capture the history of The Optical Society in optics research and industry.

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Find the most recent news from OSA and the optics and photonics community.

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light. You can learn more about OSA and its history by visiting our 100th anniversary website.

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