The Optical Society

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications, and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through its world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts.

Its publishing arm, OSA Publishing, brings together the global optics and photonics community through its myriad publications. It has grown from a single journal over 100 years ago to the largest collection of peer-reviewed content in the field. With more than 327,000 articles from 18 publications including OSA’s flagship magazine, Optics & Photonics News, as well as conference papers across more than 700 proceedings, OSA Publishing not only represents the highest quality, most impactful work in the field but also the major thought leaders, Nobel Prize winners, and inventors who have changed the technological landscape in optics and photonics.