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The Optical Society (OSA)   SPIE

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National Photonics Initiative   International Year of Light 2015

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Cambridge Technology   Davidson Optronics

Diverse Optics   4D Technology

Guernsey Coating Labs   Micro Laser Systems

Mindrum Precision   Newport Thin Film Laboratory

Ohara Corporation   Optic Systems Group

OptoSigma   Photonics Media

PI   Precision Optical

Raytheon - Elcan    Reynard Corporation

Ross Optical Logo   Schott Glass


Uniting the Southern California Optics Community


The Optical Society of Southern California, a local section of The Optical Society (OSA) 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 Memberships.


Saturday, 30 January
IVC Hart Gymnasium
Demonstrations & Exhibits:  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The OSSC / OISC will join with IVC Photonics Program
contact Bo Wang for details and to volunteer

Past Outreach

USC Lasers4Ladies Event Featured on
Photonics Media's Light Matters Webcast

Lasers 4 Ladies

OSSC Corporate Member Photonics Media features the recent Lasers 4 Ladies event in their December Light Matters webcast.  The event was organized by USC Professor Andrea Armani and held in October at USC.  OSSC Vice President Ken Bates, member Rochelle Uhlenkott and OSSC friend Anna Wang supported the event with hands-on optics demos from Newport Corporation.

Light Matters is a six-minute long, monthly webcast featuring optics and photonics news.  This month's show also features flat, dime-size, cameras, a consumer grade multispectral imager, and advances in solar cells...  View the webcast.


Help Sparky Meet Kids

We are raising funds to secure the donation of "Sparky" the robot to our outreach partners at Vital Link of Orange County.  They provide Career Exploration programs to local schools.  You can learn more about "Sparky" on the new


Welcome New Members

Welcome Members
Individual & Corporate Members

Members who joined (or rejoined) in the past 60 days.

We value your membership and appreciate your support!

Next OSSC Meeting

10 February 2016

Freeform and Related Optical Systems

Senior Scientist, Synopsys

6:00:  Networking & Social Hour
6:45:  Dinner (Buffet, $35 for registration by
5 February, $40 after.
OSSC Student Members free before
5 February, $15 after)
8:00:  Presentation

Recent OSSC Meeting

13 January 2016

Advances in Quantitative
Super-Resolution Microscopy

Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine,
City of Hope


France Extends International Year of Light 2015 Celebrations Until June 2016

Year of Light 2015

The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015) will be celebrated in France until 30 June 2016.  Due to the large number of requests to organize events beyond 2015, the French IYL 2015 National Committee have decided to extend the IYL 2015 celebrations in the country six more months.... read more.

Last update:  6 Feb 2016