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The Optical Society is the leading professional home to 270,000 accomplished scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs.

This community collaborates to fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts.

Public Policy

OSA's public policy programs facilitate interaction between OSA members and their elected officials, and policy decision makers to inform governments about optics and photonics and its importance to society.

Technical Divisions & Groups 

Get information and resources organized by topic area. Find OSA Technical Group events and activities hosted by members and tailored to select subfields of optics and photonics.

Corporate Members

Join industry leaders and connect with the people, research, information, and companies leading today's optics and photonics industry.

Optics & Photonics Regional Communities

OSA is pleased to host Web sites that feature technical and business news happening in targeted regions.

OSA CONNECT

Gain FREE access to a wide range of online resources and benefits including Career and Professional Development Tools, Industry Publications and Reports, OSA’s Media Library, Regional Resources, OSA History Articles and more. Create an account today

Diversity & Inclusion in OSA

The Optical Society believes that every individual in the optics and photonics field is entitled to a work or research environment that is safe and inclusive. That’s why OSA develops programs and initiatives that support a more diverse profession.

Local Sections

OSA Local Sections are an ideal way to connect with optics professionals, keep up-to-date on technical and business innovations, and take part in philanthropic activities that benefit your community.

Early Career Professionals

A program matching recent graduate members with career-building volunteer opportunities.

Students

With a global network of 6,000 student members participating in over 350 chapters in 61 countries, OSA student programs and volunteer opportunities are your launch pad into the optics and photonics industry.

Education Outreach

Education outreach is one of the most important and significant ways we can support local communities and inspire tomorrow's young scientists. OSA offers a variety of educational resources; many are available free of charge.