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The Optical Society (OSA)   SPIE

The Optics Institute   :The Photonics Society

National Photonics Initiative   International Year of Light 2015

Website Sponsors

AEH Optomechanical Engineering   Cambridge Technology

Diverse Optics   FindLight

4D Technology   Guernsey Coating Labs

Micro Laser Systems   Mindrum Precision

Newport Thin Film Laboratory   Ohara Corporation

Optic Systems Group   OptoSigma

Photonics Media   PI Piezo Nano Positioning

Precision Optical   Raytheon - Elcan

Reynard Corporation   Ross Optical Logo

Schott Glass   Synopsis

Trioptics   William A Birdwell- Intellectual Property Lawyer

Uniting the Southern California Optics Community


The Optical Society of Southern California is a local section of The Optical Society (OSA) founded in 1951 to increase and disseminate knowledge of optics and allied sciences.  The Society meets monthly from October through June and also organizes regular family-friendly outreach events.  Most of our meetings and events are open to the public. Please join us and bring your friends.

Those who support our goals are invited to apply for either Individual or Corporate Membership.

Our Recent Outreach Event

Photonics @ UCI presented a Light Symposium. A celebration of the International Year of Light 2015 (IYL 2015) at UCI. Many people joined us in the discovery of the wonders of lights in multiple fields: everyday life, arts, sciences and industry. Talks were from professionals from each field to discuss the diverse uses and meanings of light, hands-on demos where you can enjoy light and light-based technologies and much more!



Welcome New Members

Website Sponsors
Robert Lee, Ohara Corporation

Corporate Members
Jim Fisher, Newport Corporation
Dan Sasaki, Panavision
Robert Smythe, Äpre Instruments

Individual Members
Junichi Adachi
Christopher Birdsell
Ken Canfield
Michelle Digman
Cory Hague
William Hicks
Laurent Hoffmann
Adrian Hoyle
Peter Jeffery
Jordan Jur
Sal Karbasi
Taryn Kaufman
Nicholas LoVullo
Samantha Montenegro
Edward Nelk
Elliot Stiglic
Seth Wieman
Bryan Williams
James Wyant

We value your membership and appreciate your support!

Recent Meeting

8 April 2015
College of Optical Sciences at University of Arizona:
50 years of Excellence

James Wyant
James Wyant
Founding Dean, College of Optical Sciences
University of Arizona

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Last update:  28 April 2015