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Membership is an investment in your future—with professional benefits and vital connections that can last your entire career. That’s why more than 24,250 leaders in science, engineering and industry choose Optica.


Learn more about the wide range of member benefits and services available to members. Already a member and looking to renew? Interested in learning more about autorenewal?

Individual Membership Dues 

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  1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Lifetime  

Open to all individual optics and photonics professionals.
US$159 US$405 US$667 US$1,136 US$2,575
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College-level undergraduate or graduate students who devote at least half of their time to academic coursework.


Early Career
Members who have completed a degree program within the last five years qualify immediately upon graduation.
US$68 US$183 US$250
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Existing Members
Existing members are encouraged to renew their membership and learn more about autorenewal

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Payment is due upon receipt and may be paid by credit card, money order, bank transfer or check made payable to Optica. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank. Dues payment includes a nondeductible allocation of US$7.68 for Physics Today and US$10.00 for Optics & Photonics News. Member benefits may be adjusted at Optica’s discretion. If your payment is made by bank transfer, direct it to Bank of America; 1501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20013, USA. ABA # 0260-0959-3; Optica Acct. 20-867-84-287; Swift: BOFAUS3N. You are responsible for all bank transfer fees. Please include a copy of transfer order.


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