About the Optical Society
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.
The Society at Work
Access OSA Publishing's Digital Library, the largest and most-cited peer-reviewed collection with 17 journals and more than 280,000 articles and conference proceedings.
Join 19,000 individuals (including 5,200 students) and 250 businesses in enjoying the benefits of OSA Membership.
Meetings and Events
Attend one of OSA’s 30 meetings held each year covering the breadth of optics and photonics topics.
Connect with OSA's global community, uniting more than 270,000 professionals across 177 countries.
Shape the agenda in optics and photonics and promote its importance worldwide.
The OSA Foundation
Inspire over 7,000 individuals each year by supporting OSA’s philanthropic work.
Industry Activities & Membership
Build your business and career through OSA Industry Development Associates corporate membership, education, and networking.