Uniting the Southern California Optics Community
The Optical Society of Southern California was founded in 1951 to increase and disseminate the knowledge of optics and closely allied sciences and to promote the mutual interests of investigators, organizations, teachers and students in these fields.
The Society is a local section of the Optical Society of America and typically meets on the second Wednesday of each month from October through June. Most of our meetings are open to the public. Those interested in promoting our goals are invited to apply for either Individual or Corporate Membership.
TIME FOR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL!! LOOK IN UPPER RIGHT CORNER FOR "RENEW" IN RED AND CLICK ON IT!!
Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design: Education Planning Session
Free Event: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Three Spring On-Line Courses open for enrollment
Courses begin April 7, 2014
Vyacheslav M. "Slava" Ryaboy, Ph.D
OSSC Members receive a 15% discount for these courses.
LET 215 - Fundamentals of Photonics
This course details the most important tools that are used when working with light, from lasers and other light sources to cameras and sensors. Photonic devices are used in lecture demonstrations and laboratory experiments to show how light can be generated, manipulated, and captured. Hardware is broken down to its constituent components--lasers are reduced to gain media, pump sources, and mirror cavities; cameras are dissected down to their bare chemistry. Students will gain hands-on experience with industrial hardware and tools in the laboratory.
Course spans 16 weeks from Jan 21 – May 22, 2014
Enrollment now closed. Check the OSSC site for future courses.
Please contact Dr. Brian Monacelli for information.
Optics Outreach Events
PETCO Park Saturday, March 22nd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The UC Irvine OSA SPIE Student Chapter along with the OISC & OSSC will be sharing a booth at this event.
Contact Julia Majors @ UCI
Children and families of all ages are invited to enjoy free, hands-on art and science activities at UC Irvine’s Family Day at the Beall. This event offers a “kid-friendly” introduction to new media art relating to the Beall Center’s current exhibit, as well as presentations, hands-on activities, and more! Admission is free and open to the public.
The OISC, OSSC and UCI OSA/SPIE Students will join together again with hands-on Optricks and OptoBoticssm demonstrations and presentations.
The Beall Center for Art + Technology is located at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UCI campus, Building 712 Arts Plaza. Admission is free and open to the public.
OSSC Outreach Event:
Mount Wilson Observatory Viewing Night
Join the OSSC for a night of viewing on the 60" telescope and a tour of
the 100" telescope at Mt. Wilson!
Date: Friday, May 30, 2014
Time: Meet at gate at 5:30pm, enter at 6:00pm
Agenda: Tour the 100" telescope, dinner (must bring your own)
Viewing: begins at sunset (around 8pm) and lasts until 1am
Event currently full. Please sign up for waiting list.
Contact Scott Rowe for more info
** space is limited to 25 **
Persons must be 12 years or older
The OSSC newsletter, Images, is published monthly from October through June. Read about our next meeting and other events; discover more about our individual and corporate members; and learn about the history of the OSSC!
The OSSC has formed a Speakers Bureau, to create a roster of individuals interested in giving talks for student chapters, OSSC meetings, and similar events. If you have something interesting to share with our local optics community, especially career-related topics of interest to students, please fill out the volunteer form (link below).
For more information, contact:
2013-2014 Programs Chair Lisa Belodoff
Download Volunteer Form
Several more jobs have been posted recently to the OSSC jobs board. Some posts contain multiple positions.
Contact Joanna Laznicka, OSSC Communications Chair
to submit employment opportunities.
Members may post after logging in.
See the latest Salary Survey for Jobs in the
Optics & Photonics Industries
SPIE Salary Survey
New OSSC Members
New Individual Members
Ana Ansari Ashlaghi
Ahmet Burak Cunbul
New Corporate Members
Lisa Belodoff, Rochester Precision Optics
Donald Miller, Magnus Precision Manufacturing
Mike Zecchino, 4D Technology
Jeff Zifcak, Cambridge Technology
OSSC Members can learn more about these folks by visiting the on-line OSSC Membership Directory
We value your membership and
appreciate your support!
Upcoming OSSC Meeting: March 12, 2014
Recent OSSC Meeting:
February 12, 2014
Recent OSSC Meeting:
January 8, 2014
Innovation in Vision Restoration: Second Sight
Jordan Neysmith, Second Sight
Rod Waters announced his brand-new book "Maiman's Invention of the Laser: How Science Fiction Became Reality" at the last OSSC meeting on 1/8/2014. On his website http://www.maimanbook.com you'll find extracts and testimonials. The book is available directly from his website or - alternatively - from Amazon as Paperback or Kindle eBook.
Optics and Photonics Study
Recent Optics Outreach Events
Come back soon for more info.
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Most Recent Update: January 13, 2014