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The Optical Society (OSA)

The Optical Society (OSA)
The Optical Society (OSA)

About Us

The Optical Society's (OSA) mission is to promote the generation, application and archiving of knowledge in optics and photonics and to disseminate this knowledge worldwide. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical and educational. OSA’s commitment to excellence and long-term learning is the driving force behind all its initiatives.

Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development. Through publications, events and services, the Optical Society is helping to advance the science of light by addressing the ongoing need for shared knowledge and innovation.

OSA was founded 100 years ago as The Optical Society of America and has evolved into a global enterprise serving a worldwide constituency. In recognition of its global reach and focus, since 2008 the Society has been known as OSA - The Optical Society.


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Mailing Address
2010 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036, USA

Genaro Montanez
Chief Membership Engagement Officer
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Daphne Greenwood
Sr. Director Marketing & Sales - Publishing
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Chad Stark
Executive Director, OSAF
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Suzanne Ffolkes
Chief Communications Officer
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