Over a Century of Optics & Photonics
OSA’s story is one of steadily increasing diversity, as the society builds on a long-standing commitment to fully reflect the ever-greater global reach and inclusiveness of optical science.
OSA arose at a time of immense uncertainty, with Europe embroiled in 1916’s “Great War.” Yet OSA’s birth also reflected a spirit of optimism, flowing from the preceding half-century’s amazing progress in optical science. And that optimistic spirit has been borne out repeatedly in the succeeding 100 years.
60 Years of Lasers. Pump up the Light.
We are only at the beginning of what optics technology can do,
The Optical Society and its members will continue to be at the forefront of advancing the science of light.