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The Value of Membership

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



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Unparalleled Network of Colleagues

  • Optica Directories- Members have full access to an expansive network, including 572,000 customers from 184 countries, through a searchable online directory.
  • Technical Group Memberships (choose from over 46 options). Members are encouraged to select technical affiliations in order to connect with colleagues in their specialization, and to receive targeted updates on publications, meetings and networking opportunities in their areas of interest.
  • Local Sections - An ideal way to connect with optics professionals, keep up-to-date on technical and business innovations, and take part in philanthropic activities that benefit your community.
  • Student & Early Career Programs - Optica provides special resources and programs to students who are studying and early career professionals who are launching their careers in optics and photonics.
  • Peer Society Opportunities - Members have the opportunity to join the Australian and New Zealand Optical Society, Optical Society of India, Optical Society of Korea, the Brazilian Physics Society, Italian Society of Optics and Photonics, the Society for Applied Spectroscopy and/or the Spanish Optical Society when they join or renew their Optica membership. Members are also eligible to attend select peer society meetings at member rates.

Valuable Career Resources

  • Career Services - Members can access an exclusive career training platform, Optica Career Calibrator, post resumes on and the Physics Today Career Network to support their professional goals. Optica also hosts career centers at select conferences.
  • Leadership Opportunities - Members have the opportunity to take on leadership roles to help shape the future of the society, our meetings and our publications.
  • Personalized Email Alias - The email alias service allows you to synchronize any email address with your Optica email address. Having an alias is especially helpful when you change your personal or business email address because it automatically forwards your email. 
  • AIP Member Benefits - Members receive a wide range of benefits and services through the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

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