Mission Statement

Field of Interest

The Society's Field of Interest is lasers, optical and photonic devices, optical fibers, and associated lightwave technology and their systems and applications. The society is concerned with transforming the science of materials, optical phenomena, and quantum electronic devices into the design, development, and manufacture of photonic technologies.  The Society promotes and cooperates in the educational and technical activities which contribute to the useful expansion of the field of quantum opto-electronics and applications.

The Society shall aid in promoting close cooperation with other IEEE societies and councils in the form of joint publications, sponsorships of meetings, and other forms of information exchange. Appropriate cooperative efforts will also be undertaken with non-IEEE societies.

Mission Statement

The Photonics Society shall advance the interests of its members and the laser, optoelectronics, and photonics professional community by:

  • providing opportunities for information exchange, continuing education, and professional growth
  • publishing journals, sponsoring conferences, and supporting local chapter and student activities
  • formally recognizing the professional contributions of members
  • representing the laser, optoelectronics, and photonics community and serving as its advocate within the IEEE, the broader scientific and technical community, and society at large.