OSA’s Imaging and Applied Optics Congress brings together academics, industrial, and defense research perspectives to provide a comprehensive view of the latest developments in imaging and applied optical sciences.

Imaging and Applied Optics Congress provides a comprehensive view of the latest developments in imaging and applied optical sciences, covering the forefront advances in imaging and applied optics as well as the application of these technologies to important industrial, military and medical challenges. The scope of the research presented in ranges from fundamental research to applied.  The ten topical meetings address the challenges faced by the community.

Plenary Speaker

OSA Light the Future Speaker Series

The Light The Future speaker series features visionaries, futurists and Nobel Prize winners who bring an illuminating topic alive. 

Attendees talk at a OSA meeting

Imaging Congress Special Events

View the complete list of special events, including the special sessions for the 50th anniversary of Introduction to Fourier Optics by Joseph Goodman

General Chair

Gisele Bennett

Gisele Bennett

Florida Institute of Technology, USA


OSA - The Optical Society

Gold Corporate Sponsor

Avo Photonics

Silver Corporate Sponsor

Boston Micromachines

Corporate Sponsor

American Elements, global manufacturer of high purity metals, substrates, laser crystals, advanced materials for semiconductors, optoelectronics, & LEDs.


Boston Electronics Corporation
Nikon Corporation
Sacher Lasertechnik GmbH
Toptica Photonics, Inc.

Corporate Contribution

Avo Photonics
Canon Information Systems Research Australia
Southern Methodist University