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The Optics Institute   :The Photonics Society

National Photonics Initiative   International Year of Light 2015

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Diverse Optics  Micro Laser Systems 
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Left: Dr. Murty Mantravadi demonstrates his Optricks!    Right: Children playwith home made telescopes. 
The OSSC supports several outreach events each year.  If you would like to volunteer to help on a project or event, please contact OSSC Outreach Chair - Nick Lambert, or any member of the Outreach Committee.

Recent Outreach Events                             Outreach Photo Albums





Left: Families participating on an OSSC Optricks Day.  Right: Children study the LED integrating sphere designed and fabricated out of a spherical cake pan by Mark Helmlinger.


LED Integrating Spheres, fabricated by Mark, are available from the OSSC at a nominal cost. Information about building your own is available on the OSSC Education page.


More photos of Southern California Optics Outreach events can be viewed at: OISC - Photo Galleries

Educational presentations and other materials are available using the link below.

Education Page



 The OSSC receives generous support from OSA and SPIE.