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HomePast Meetings

Past OSSC Meetings & Events

 

Photos from the October 2009 Meeting held at DRS.  Featured presenter Walter Clark, with his collection of microwave demos, is shown in the photo on the right.

 

 



The Optical Society of Southern California holds nine regular meetings, monthly from October through June, as well as a few special events.  Most of our meetings and events are open to the public.  This page includes a record of our past meetings dating back to 2009-2010 (we are looking for a volunteer to help add the earlier meetings).

Event for the current active period are found on our 
events page and our events calendar.  The events calendar also has other items that may be of interest to OSSC members such as professional conferences and educational events.


Ideas for future meetings may be made to our Programs Chair.


 

 

OSSC Program Year 2012-2013

 

Date Location Speaker Topic
10 October 2012 Hacienda Hotel, El Segundo Lenny Lipton An overview of electro-stereoscopic displays
14 November 2012 Monterey at Encino
Dr. Muthu Jeganathan, JPL Instruments on Curiosity
12 December 2012 Embassy Suites, Anaheim-North Arnie Bazensky,Schott North America

Corporate Member Appreciation Event and presentation on Schott

21 December 2012 Mt. Wilson Observatory NA

Stargazing

9 January 2013 The Chart Room at Cal State Long Beach Dr. Steve Howell, NASA

The NASA Kepler Mission: Recent Exoplanet and Astrophysical Discoveries

13 February 2013 Cal Poly Pomona, Kellogg West Dr. Timothy Corcoran, Cal Poly Pomona A sideways look at broadband fluorescence spectroscopy
20 March 2013 Holiday Inn Anaheim in conjunction with OFC Dr. Jules Jaffe, Scripps Institution of Oceanography From Titanic to the Tiny: Three Decades of Underwater Optical Imaging in my Lab
10 April 2013 Empress Paviliion Dr. Michelle Povinelli, University of Southern California

Light Interaction with Nanostructured Materials: Photovoltaics and Self-Assembly

 

8 May 2013 Embassy Suites Irvine Dr. Hu Cang, Salk Institute Cloud computing and light-sheet illumination for single-molecule super-resolution imaging
 12 June 2013  Hacienda Hotel, El Segundo Lacy Cook, Raytheon Space & Airborn Systems 
Annual Business Meeting
&
Presentation: Where do creative ideas come from? 
 
 

 

 

OSSC Program Year 2011-2012

 

Date Location Speaker Topic
10 July 2011 Mount Wilson Observatory Mount Wilson Observatory OSSC Daytime Family Event
6 Aug 2011 Mount Wilson Observatory Mount Wilson Observatory Night Astronomical Viewing Event
12 October 2011 Hacienda Hotel, El Segundo
Jeff Puschell, Raytheon
History and future of space-based images and other optoelectronic systems
5 November 2011 UC Irvine Beall Center for Art + Technology Outreach Chair Donn Silberman Family Day Event
9 November 2011 Synopsys, Pasadena
Bruce Moision, JPL
Signaling on the Deep-Space Optical Channel
14 December 2011 UC Irvine, hosted by the UC Irvine OSA Student Chapter
Karen Newman and Laura Marshall
and
Exhibits by OSSC Corporate Members

Scale to thrive? Consolidation in the Photonics Industry


11 January 2012 USC Keck School of Medicine, Ophthalmology Department
Dr. Carmen Puliafito and Shuliang Jiao
New developments in ophthalmic optical coherence tomography

and

Photoacoustic ophthalmoscopy for in vivo retinal imaging: current status and prospects

8 February 2012 UC Riverside, Department of Electrical Engineering
Prof Alexander Balandin
UNIQUE THERMAL PROPERTIES OF GRAPHENE: APPLICATIONS IN THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ELE
7 March 2012 JW Marriott Hotel, in conjunction with OFC
Dr. Madeleine Glick, APIC Corporation
Optics in Next Generation Data Centers
10-11 March 2012 Discovery Science Center Outreach Chair Donn Silberman Optricks & Lasers Extravaganza
11 April 2012 Kellogg West, on the Cal Poly Pomona campus
Dan Harris, Naval Air Systems Command, China Lake

History of Magneto-rheological Finishing

14 April 2012
Mile Square Golf Course
OSSC Golf Chair Hal Johnson
OSSC Annual Fred Hansen Memorial Golf Tournament
21 April 2012 UC Irvine Beall Center for Art + Technology Outreach Chair Donn Silberman Family Day Event
9 May 2012 N2 Imaging Systems (tour at 6:000, then Citrus Cafe (dinner and presentation)
Peter Vallianos, N2 Imaging Systems
Challenges in Optical Design in Soldier Systems
13 June 2012 Luminarias
Naty Hoffman, Activision
Uses of Physically-Based Light-Material Interaction Models in Videogame and Feature Film Graphics


 

 

 

OSSC Program Year 2010-2011

 

 
Date Location Speaker Topic
10 October 2010  UC Irvine Beall Center for Art + Technology  Outreach Chair Donn Silberman Experimental Media Art Festival 10.10.10
13 October 2010 LightWorks Optics 
Presentation & Tour
Dan Barber, Kent Weed & Roger Johnston, LightWorks Optics
Mark Robinson, ASU
Space-Based Optical Systems at LightWorks
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera
10 November 2010 USC Institute for Creative Technologies
Playa Vista, CA
Paul Debevec, Abhijeet Ghosh & Andrew Jones  Light Stage - Creation
of Virtual Avatars
13 November 2010 UC Irvine Beall Center for Art + Technology Outreach Chair Donn Silberman Family Day Event
8 December 2010 Newport Corporation
Irvine, CA
Tommaso Baldacchini  Chemical Mapping of Three-Dimensional Microstructures Fabricated by Two-Photon Polymerization Using CARS Microscopy
12 January 2011 Monterey at Encino Robert Fischer, OSSC Fellow Optical Design Magic
9 February 2011 Hacienda Hotel
El Segundo, CA
Dan Vukobratovich Binocular Designs
9 March 2011 OFC/NFOEC Conference LA Convnetion Center  Milton Chang Starting and Running Companies
13 April 2011 Osaka Seafood Buffet, Brea, CA Pete Fuqua
Aerospace Corporation
Angle Resolved Scattering from Optical Filters for Space Applications
16 April 2011 UC Irvine Beall Center for Art + Technology  Outreach Chair Donn Silberman Family Day Event
 27 April 2011 UC San Diego Yeshaiahu "Shaya" Fainman
UC San Diego 
Ultrafast and Nanoscale Optics 
11 May 2011 Cal Ploy Pomona, Kellog West Alex Small & Ertan Salik
Cal Poly Pomona
Tapered Optical Fibers & Theoretical Limits to Microscopy Beyond the Diffraction Limit
21 May 2011 Whispering Lakes Golf Course OSSC Golf Chair: Hal Johnson OSSC Annual Fred Hansen Golf Tournament
 8 June 2011 Luminarias
Montery Park
OSSC Annual Meeting 60th Anniversary of OSSC - Honoring of OSSC Past Presidents
18 & 19 June 2011  Discovery Science Center  Outreach Chair Donn Silberman  Optricks & Laser Extravaganza
10 July 2011
6 Aug 2011
 Mount Wilson Observatory  Mount Wilson Observatory  OSSC Family Event

 

 

 

OSSC Program Year 2009-2010

 

 

Date Location Speaker Topic
21 October 2009 DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems Walter Clark Demonstrations of Polarization Using Microwaves, Radio Waves & Light
11 November 2009 Northrop Grumman "S" Cafeteria Gwynne Shotwell, President of SpaceX Getting to Space for Less Cost
14 November 2009 UC Irvine Beall Center for Art + Technology Outreach Chair: Donn Silberman Family Day Event
9 December 2009 Crowne Plaza, Fullerton Joseph Diep, Joseph Bashe & Evan Lundstedt of Exotic Electro-Optics IR Optics Manufacturing Lenses, Windows & Domes
13 January 2010 UC Irvine Beall Center for Art + Technology David G. Stork 
Ricoh Innovations
Did the great masters "cheat" using optics?
10 February 2010 Almansor Court
Alhambra, CA
Steve Hines, Hineslab 3-D Video Without Glasses!
10 March 2010 Cerrritos HomeTown Buffet Steve Chakmakjian,
Zygo Corporation
Confidence in Optical Metrology 
14 April 2010 UCLA Aydogan Ozcan Innovation Through Photonics
17 April 2010 UC Irvine Beall Center for Art + Technology Outreach Chair: Donn Silberman Family Day Event
12 May 2010 Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems Dan Nieuwsma
Raytheon SAS
OSSC LaserFest at Raytheon: 50th Anniversary Celebration of the First Working Laser!
22 May 2010 Whispering Lakes Golf Course OSSC Golf Chair: Hal Johnson OSSC Annual Fred Hansen Golf Tournament
12 June 2010  Discovery Science Center  Optricks Day
LaserFest
Family Day Event 
23 June 2010 Luminarias
 Monterey Park, CA
Alson E Hatheway
Alson E. Hatheway Inc.
Bridging the Chasm -Applying the Structural Engineering Arts to Optics
2010-2011
(pending road repair)
 Mount Wilson Observatory  Mount Wilson Observatory  OSSC Family Event

 

 



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