OSA is the leading association in optics and photonics, home to a global network of accomplished business leaders, scientists, and engineers. Through an industry membership, your company can attract customers around the world and access quality information, valuable interactions, and premium opportunities for collaboration.

OIDA (OSA Industry Development Associates) provides roadmap reports and market data for the industry, serves as the voice of the industry to government and academia, acts as a liaison with other trade associations worldwide and provides a network for the exchange of ideas and information within the optics and photonics community.

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U.S. Source: OIDA (2017) from Laser Focus World magazine issues and World Bank data. "GDP" represents global growth in dollars. "Inflation" includes effects of U.S. dollar conversion rates.

OIDA estimates that 3.7 million people are employed in manufacturing of optics and photonics products, generating $430 billion in revenue annually. Optics and photonics products enable virtually the entire global economy, through technologies in microlithography, optical communications, displays, medical devices, and much more. The laser industry alone has grown over 1,000X in 55 years, and continues to grow into new regions and applications.


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