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A Global Professional Home for the IEEE Photonics Society Community

The IEEE Photonics Society is made up of engineers, physicists, scientists, industry professionals, students, and technicians who value the exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge to facilitate learning and advancements in our field for the benefit of humanity.

Through highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, educational activities, and humanitarian initiatives, we offer a wealth of opportunity to learn and grow, both technically and professionally. Our goal is to stay on the forefront of transformational breakthroughs.

Our community encompasses volunteer opportunities, group projects, and partnerships. Explore these areas to learn more.

The Society provides its members, in varying stages of their careers, with unique opportunities to grow professionally and technically. 

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Chapters are our organization's local reach into the community, providing members with valuable opportunities to network and strengthen photonics education and outreach.

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We partner with national consortia groups to encourage international exchange of information, and to promote understanding and cooperation.

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Sister Societies 

Volunteers play a key role in the future of the organization. From conferences and publications to student activities and membership development, you can impact the photonics field.

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Our members have access to leadership opportunities through our strategic committees, overseeing mission-related actions and imperatives.

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Strategic Committees

IEEE Technical Councils bring together groups of Societies to focus on a common area of technology. Join a Council for additional opportunities to publish and collaborate on research. 

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Technical Councils

Through this initiative, the Society supports the participation, engagement, and advancement of women in the photonics and optics community.

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Women in Photonics

Committed to helping graduate students, post-doctoral candidates, and young professionals pursue a career in Photonics, we have many resources and tools to support our early career members.

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Young Professionals

Designed to honor and learn from members who have made notable contributions in our field, Distinguished Lecturers give talks at chapter meetings and related events worldwide.

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Distinguished Lecturers

Advancing the Field of Photonics

A member-led organization, the IEEE Photonics Society oversees and provides support for the following activities:

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Photonics Research Centers
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Major Industry Conferences
Publications & Technical Journals
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Prestigious Awards
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