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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.

Recent OSSC Meeting:
October 8 at Precision Optical


This event was FULL with over 100 attendees.
We look forward to seeing you at future OSSC events!

OSSC panel discussion
on the
 National Photonics Initiative
 
featuring leaders in industry, academia, and government.

Panelists:
    Dr. Thomas Baer, Stanford Photonics Research Center
        and OSA Past President, NPI Steering Committee Chair
    Dr. Robert Leiberman, President of Lumoptix and
        Vice President of SPIE
    Mr. Gary Spiegel, SPIE Secretary/Treasurer and
        retired Senior EVP of Newport Corp.
    Prof. Bruce Tromberg, UC Irvine Beckman Laser Institute
     Moderated by OSSC Past President Donn Silberman
OSSC Members can click on the hot links of each panelists
and download their presentations.
Special Guests: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
and other elected officials
Hosted by OSSC Corporate Member Precision Optical
320 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
Click here to see story on Precision Optical's website

This meeting was a very successful event.
Photos, videos and the presentations will be available soon.

Download the flyer to share with friends and colleagues

New OSSC Fellows


Congratulations to our two newest OSSC Fellows:



Inducted on June 18, 2014 for outstanding contributions to the Optics Industry and the Southern California Optics Community.

New OSSC Members


New Individual Members
Norma Adachi
Gilberto Cardenas
Rajat Dey
Stephen Fantone
Brian Hagerty
Adam Loukeh
Damien Nguyen
Brenna Norris
Adam Rubin
Scott Strutner

New Corporate Members
Gary Bordenkircher, Product Design Labs
Charles Gaugh, Optic Systems Group
Vahan Senekerimyan, FindLight

We value your membership and appreciate your support!

Member Directory


A digital copy of OSSC's 2013-2014 Membership Directory
(including a listing of Corporate Members)
is available for download to all current OSSC Members.

 
The Directory is in the Member's Only Folder:

Members must log-in to view and download the file.

Images Newsletter


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!


Click on the Focal Point logo below to visit the OSA's News from Local Sections and Student Chapters.

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Job Announcements


Several more jobs have been posted recently to the OSSC jobs board.  Some posts contain multiple positions.

Contact Brenna Norris, 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


Speakers Bureau


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:
2014-2015 President Jack Latchinian


National Academies'
Optics and Photonics Study


Download & review this significant document:
Optics and Photonics

Essential Technologies for Our Nation

from the Committee on Harnessing Light:
Capitalizing on Optical Science Trends and Challenges for Future Research
National Materials and Manufacturing Board
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
of the
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
of the NATIONAL ACADEMIES

Provided by: Dr. Alan Willner, USC 213/740-4664



Next OSSC Meeting:
November 12 in Los Angeles


Take Your Pick: Choosing optical materials for imaging in the 0.5 to 5.0 µm spectral region

Harvey Spencer 3
Also, a special tribute
In memory of Milton Laikin
OSSC Fellow and President

Reception: 6:00;   Dinner: 7:00;   Talk: 8:00
Cost: $35. After Nov. 7 - $45
OSSC Student Members: free, $15 after Nov 7.


The Proud Bird
11022 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
 

Recent OSSC Meeting:
May 14, 2014 Joint meeting with the Conejo-Ventura OSA Chapter


Adventures in Optics
by
Stephen Fantone, Optikos, and former Treasurer, OSA

Stephen Fantone headshot
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Recent Outreach Events


Oct 21 2014Day of Photonics&
DAY OF PHOTONICS is an annual event that promotes “photonics” towards the general public. Companies, research organizations, and organizations involved in photonics will reach out to their communities to raise awareness about what is photonics and why it is important...READ MORE
Photonics for a Better world


Give a presentation to a service group, classroom, youth group, or peer group, using a ready-built slide deck

Beall CenterFamily Day at the  UC Irvine Beall Center for Art + Technology was on Saturday, October 18th 11 am to 4 pm.

The OISC, OSSC and UCI OSA / SPIE Student Chapter volunteered.
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.  The 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.

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.
www.uci.edu/campusmap  (Map)

Mount Wilson Observatory
Viewing Night
OSSC members and guests had an amazing night
of viewing on the 60" telescope and a tour of
the 100" telescope at Mt. Wilson

Friday, May 30, 2014


     
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Most Recent Update:  October 28th, 2014

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