Individual Benefits

The Value of Membership

As a part of OSA's global community, you gain access to best in class research, content and networking opportunities. Reach your potential and grow your career - join today.

Gain Access to Industry Defining Tools

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Career Boost

You'll benefit from the wealth of information and extensive network available to OSA Members at all stages of your career.
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Members Only Resources

 Receive exclusive optics and photonics content, legislative alerts, and discounts on OSA technical meeting registrations and publications.
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Professional Network

Get access to exclusive members-only networking opportunities with OSA's expansive network including more than 22,000 members from over 100 countries, 272 companies and a network of more than 350,000 professionals.

Access to High Quality Information

  • Subscription to Optics & Photonics News (OPN), OSA's award-winning monthly member magazine.
  • Access to Journal & Conference Paper Content, members receive 50 downloads from OSA Publishing's Digital Library, the largest digital library of peer-reviewed content in the field with over 370,000 papers.
  • Discounts on OSA hosted Meetings & Events, members can attend OSA events, with programming vetted by experts, at greatly reduced rates.
  • Discounts on High Impact Journals, members receive substantial subscription discounts to OSA's high impact journals with the most-cited content.
  • Discounts on Technical Books, members receive discounts on American Institute of Physics (AIP) publications.  
  • Subscription to Physics Today (PT), the influential flagship publication of the American Institute of Physics with complimentary access to the scitation digital archive.

Unparalleled Network of the Leading Society


Valuable Career Resources

  • Career Services - Members can access the new career training platform, OSA Career Calibrator, post resumes on and the Physics Today Career Network to support their professional goals. OSA also hosts career centers at select conferences.
  • Leadership Opportunities - OSA Members have the opportunity to take on leadership roles that enable them to help shape the future of the society, its meetings and its publications.
  • Personalized Email Alias - The email alias service enables one to synchronize any email address with their OSA email address. Having an alias is especially helpful when one changes their personal or business email address because it automatically forwards their email. To register your own personalized alias submit this form.
  • AIP Member Benefits - OSA Members receive a wide range of benefits and services through the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

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