The Optical Society (OSA)

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light. Visit to learn more. 

The OSA Foundation

The OSA Foundation, a global resource to the optics and photonics community, benefits over 7,000 people a year. We inspire future optics innovators, support career development for optics students, recent graduates and young professionals, and recognize distinguished achievement in the field through the presentation of awards and honors.

To learn more about the Foundation, its funded programs or to request support for your program please visit