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When you join IEEE Photonics Society, you join a community of over 100,000 scientists and engineering professionals dedicated to transforming breakthroughs in quantum physics into the devices, systems, and products we use in our daily lives. From ubiquitous and inexpensive global communications via fiber optics, to lasers for medical and other applications, to flat-screen displays, to photovoltaic devices for solar energy, to LEDs for energy-efficient illumination, there are myriad examples of the Society’s impact on the world around us. IEEE Photonics Society members are united by this common desire to continuously learn, collaborate and innovate photonics and optics technology.  

An IEEE Photonics Membership provides you with the career resources you need to stay on the cutting edge of technology; get involved in standards development; network with other photonics professionals in your local area; and mentor the next generation of innovators in the field. As a member you can take advantage of the varying professional growth resources, member discounts, journal subscriptions, premier conferences, prestigious awards, chapter opportunities and student activities the Society has to offer world-wide.



Renew IEEE Photonics Membership 

When you renew your membership, you reconnect with the resources, opportunities, and discounts that allow IEEE Photonics Members to gain expertise, open career doors and expand professional networks. 

To renew: Sign in now using your existing IEEE Account. This will save you time and ensure your prior years of service carry over.

Don’t remember your login details? You can retrieve your password online if you do not know it. If you have never accessed your IEEE Account before, follow the prompts to set up your account, or visit the IEEE Contact Center for assistance.



Join as an IEEE Photonics Affiliate Member 

IEEE Photonics Affiliate Members are a vital part of the IEEE Photonics Society community but pay a reduced membership. Affiliate Members receive all the benefits of an IEEE Photonics Society Membership, but don't pay the added dues of a basic IEEE membership. Affiliate members are eligible for Society awards, grants, conference discounts, etc.; however, not IEEE elevations, such as Senior Member or Fellow, and IEEE's supplemental insurance programs. This is a great option for young professionals as they transition from students into their professional careers or for those who are only interested in the Society benefits. The current cost of an IEEE Photonics Affiliate Membership is $95.50 USD

To become an IEEE Photonics Affiliate Member, click here. Note that this is listed as "Non-IEEE Member" option on the form. 

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