Optical Society of America, founded in 1916, undertakes research initiatives and offers educational programs in the field of optics and photonics. It has a membership of more than 14,000 individuals that include optics and photonics scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders. It also publishes the Optics & Photonics, a news magazine and various journals that include Optics Letters and Journal of the Optical Society of America. The association also organizes scientific meeting and exhibits and supports optics education in developing nations. Optical Society of America is headquartered in Washington, D.C.