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Our more than 22,000 individual members and 290 corporate members span industry, academia and government and reside in over 180 countries.

The world’s most accomplished leaders in science, engineering and business choose Optica.

As a global society for optics and photonics, Optica has helped academia and industry collaborate for over 100 years. A membership can connect you with our expansive network and provide exclusive access to cutting-edge information and valuable resources to enhance your career and grow your business.  


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Ones to Watch Report Series

The Ones to Watch series are an overview of selected early-stage photonics businesses whose story singles them out as exciting, innovative and worthy of note. Optica corporate member companies, less than 5 years old, were interviewed to get a closer look at the organizations’ key technologies, funding overview, market opportunities, product roadmap, and 5-year forecast. The report also features insight on why the company is worth watching and why the innovation sets this company apart. By taking this case study approach, you may draw parallels to your own circumstances. Ones to Watch series serve to stimulate ideas, discussion and offers real-life insight into existing and potential journeys.

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The Case for Change: Meet the New Optica Brand

A new light. A new day. A new brand.

We're excited to introduce Optica, formerly OSA. 

Optica, the society advancing optics and photonic worldwide, is a leader of excellence, delivering high-quality scientific and technical information that is authoritative, accessible and archived.

The new brand, Optica, builds on our history of discovery and innovation. Since 1916, the society has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide. Optica currently services 432,000 customers, 22,000 individual members, and 290 corporate members from more than 180 countries.

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