Peer Society Opportunities

Expand your professional network with opportunities from peer societies

Membership Collaborations

OSA members have the opportunity to join the Australian Optical Society, the Optical Society of India, the Optical Society of Korea, the Brazilian Physics Society, the Italian Society of Optics and Photonics, the Society for Applied Spectroscopy and/or the Spanish Optical Society when establishing or renewing an OSA Membership.  Please note that each selected peer society membership will take approximately 4-6 weeks to be activated.

To join one or more of these societies, please complete and return the Peer Society Enrollment Form.

About The Australian Optical Society (AOS)

The Australian Optical Society (AOS) is a non-profit organization for the advancement of optics in Australia, and welcomes anyone with an interest in optics. The AOS provides a forum for those involved in optics, seeks to strengthen the teaching of optics in Australia, promotes research and other activities in optics and fosters collaboration in optics both nationally and internationally. Benefits of membership include: discounted registration at conferences including the AOS annual meeting, the Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy (ACOLS), the Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT) and the Australian Institute of Physics Congress; a subscription to AOS News; support of advocacy for science by Science and Technology Australia (STA) and joint membership agreements with other societies, including the OSA.

AOS Regular Membership = $40 USD
AOS Student Membership = $16 USD

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About the Optical Society of India (OSI)

The purpose of the Optical Society of India (OSI) is to promote and diffuse the knowledge of optics in all of its branches- pure and applied.

Members receive a free subscription to the Journal of Optics, the quarterly journal of the OSI, which is into its fortieth year of publication and has been co-published with Springer since 2009.

OSI Regular Membership = $25 USD

About the Optical Society of Korea (OSK)

The Optical Society of Korea (OSK) is the largest optics-focused society in Korea. The Society’s activities include: member services, multi-national technical conferences, publications, research/planning projects and industrial standardization. OSK publishes the Current Optics and Photonics (COPP), formerly the Journal of Optical Society of Korea (JOSK), an English language, peer-reviewed, open access journal.  All JOSK papers are available on OSA Publishing's Digital Library.

OSK Regular Membership = $45 USD
OSK Student Membership = $20 USD

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About Brazilian Physics Society (SBF)

The Brazilian Physics Society (SBF) is a non-profit organization working to promote and diffuse the knowledge of physics in all its branches, under the belief that understanding the nature of the physical universe is of benefit to all humankind. SBF strides to improve the teaching of physics, at all levels, as well. The Society has an active membership of more than 6,000. SBF publishes the Brazilian Journal of Physics and the Revista Brasileira de Ensino de Física and organizes annual conferences in different areas of physics.

SBF Regular Membership = $88 USD
SBF Student Membership = $40 USD

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About the Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (SIOF)

The Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (SIOF) was established in 1992 to promote research and development in the field of optics and photonics and to coordinate such activities throughout the country.  One of its goals is therefore the dissemination of knowledge related to these disciplines.  SIOF is the national branch of the European Optical Society (EOS).

SIOF member benefits include: national networking opportunities at members-only events (conferences, workshops, schools); a European Optical Society (EOS) membership, which brings together a large community of professionals at the European level;  discounts at Optical Society of America (OSA) and Chinese Optical Society (COS) events; a co-marketed membership opportunity with OSA;  a membership partnership with COS which includes a discounted annual fee; technical Group participation including the “Student Group”; career services, job opportunities and much more.

The SIOF (and EOS) Membership is valid for one calendar year. Members enrolling from October to December of each year will be offered a free SIOF membership until the end of the year and a regular SIOF-EOS membership for the next calendar year.

SIOF Regular Membership = $40 USD  
SIOF Student Membership = $13 USD
SIOF Recent Graduate Membership = $13 USD

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About the Society of Applied Spectroscopy (SAS)

The Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) advances and disseminates knowledge and information concerning the art and science of spectroscopy, and other allied sciences through technical meetings, publications and member services. SAS publishes Applied Spectroscopy (AS), an internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journal covering applications in analytical chemistry, materials science, biotechnology and chemical characterization. SAS members receive an online subscription to AS.

Regular Online SAS Membership = $50 USD
Student Online SAS Membership = $20 USD


About the Spanish Society of Optics (SEDOPTICA)

The Spanish Society of Optics (SEDOPTICA) was established in Madrid (1968) to promote the development of optics, and particularly, to foster research, teaching and industrial applications in the vast field of optics and photonics. SEDOPTICA's activites include a variety of conferences, topical meetings, and publications. Óptica Pura y Aplicada (OPA) is the peer-reviewed, open-access, scientific journal of the society with articles in Spanish and English. SEDOPTICA members share the benefits of specialised information (OPTIRED email list) and professional networking in addition to substantial registration discounts on conferences organised by partner societies. As one of the European Optical Society (EOS)'s affiliated societies, SEDOPTICA members may enroll EOS with further discounts.

SEDOPTICA Regular Membership = $68 USD
This membership due is for Regular members. Additional membership options (student, young researcher/professional, retired) with reduced dues are available on the SEDOPTICA web site.

Meeting Discounts

OSA partners with societies around the world to provide our members with valuable benefits and services, including receiving member rates at the following peer society meetings. Please contact each society directly to take advantage of this benefit.


The Australian Optical Society (AOS)

Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP)                                                                       

Rozhdestvensky Optical Society (ROS)

Academia Mexicana de Óptica (AMO)

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Optical Society of India (OSI)


Sociedad Española de Óptica (SEDOPTICA)

Chinese Optical Society (COS)

Optical Society of Japan (OSJ)

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Sociedade Brasileira de Física (SBF)


Chinese Society for Optical Engineering (CSOE)

Optical Society of Korea (OSK)

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Società Italiana di Ottica e Fotonica (SIOF)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für angewandte Optik (DGaO)


Photonics Society of Poland (PSP)

SBFoton - Optics and Photonics Brazilian Society

Indian Laser Association (ILA)


Physical Society of Taiwan (TPS)



Taiwan Photonics Society (TPS)

Indonesian Optical Society (InOS)