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Your Optica Membership connects you to an unparalleled network of the leading association’s optics and photonics professionals. We encourage you to renew your membership today and preserve exclusive benefits and services available only to members. Interested in autorenewal?


Individual Membership Dues 

Emerging Economies Pricing$

  1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Lifetime  

Open to all individual optics and photonics professionals.
US$159 US$405 US$657 US$1,136 US$2,575
Best Value

College-level undergraduate or graduate students who devote at least half of their time to academic coursework.
US$20 US$54
Best Value

Early Career
Members who have completed a degree program within the last five years qualify immediately upon graduation.
US$68 US$183 US$250
Best Value

Members are eligible for Emeritus membership when they have been an Individual Member for at least 10 years and are fully retired. *
US$70 (dues optional) US$170 US$225   US$550


$ Pricing available for members residing in an emerging economy nation. These member dues are evaluated on an annual basis.
* To qualify for Emeritus Membership, a member's age plus their number of years of Optica Membership must equal a minimum of 75.

Need Assistance?

If you have any questions regarding your membership renewal, you may contact the Customer Service Department at or by +1.202.416.1907 (worldwide).

     Customer Service is open from 08:30 to 18:00 (East Coast Time) Monday through Friday.


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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