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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.

TheOptical 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 volunteers to help add details for earlier meetings).

Events 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 2014-2015


Date Location Speaker Topic
17 June, 2015 Luminarias,
Monterey Park
Dr. Ron Polidan,
Northrop Grumman
Annual Meeting &An Evolvable Space Telescope For Future Astronomical Missions
20 May, 2015 Hilton Garden Inn,
Redondo Beach
Antonio Mendez Photonic Signal Processing for Optical Communications Receivers
8 April, 2015 Newport Corporation,
Irvine
Dr. Jim Wyant College of Optical Sciences at
the University of Arizona:
50 Years of Excellence*
11 March, 2015 Panavision,
Woodland Hills
Dan Sasaki,
VP Optical Engineering
Lens Design for Cinematography
14 February, 2015 Hilton Garden Inn,
Redondo Beach
Dr. Daniel Winters,
Trioptics USA
State-of-the-Art Active Camera Alignment
14 January, 2015 Kellogg West Conference Center, onCal Poly Pomona Campus Dr. David Stork Lensless Imaging
10 December, 2014 IVC ATEP,
Tustin
Panel Discussion:
IVC ATEP Five Member Panel
Corporate Member Appreciation Event
and
Growing Optics in Southern California*
12 November, 2014 The Proud Bird,
Los Angeles
Harvey Spencer Optical Materials
8 October, 2014 Precision Optical,
Costa Mesa
Panel Discussion:
NPI Four Member Panel
National Photonics Initiative*

OSSC Program Year 2013-2014


Date Location Speaker Topic
12 June 2014 Luminarias,
Monterey Park
Donn Silberman (Physik Instrumente and Optics Institute of Southern California), Nicolaus Lambert (Precision Optical), Julia Majors (UC Irvine), and Bo Wang (Precision Optical) Annual Business Meeting,
Induction of Scott Rowe and Valentina Doushkina as OSSC Fellows,
Presentation: Optics Education and Outreach Programs in Southern California
30 May 2014 Mount Wilson Observatory   Viewing Night
14 May 2014 Monterey Clubhouse,
Encino
Steve Fantone, Optikos CVOSA & OSSC Joint Meeting &
Adventures in Optics
9 April 2014 Kellogg West Conference Center, on Cal Poly Pomona Campus Career panel: Valentina Doushkina (N2 Imaging), Donald Pearson (Davidson Optronics), Paige Lawson (Lightworks Optical Systems)
Keynote: Eric Becklin, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astrophysics
Panel Discussion: "How can students prepare for careers in the optics industry?"
Keynote:Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA): Overview and First Science Results
12 March 2014 CalTech Cahill Center Hameetman Auditorium Reed Riddle, CalTech Robo-AO
12 February 2014 Hacienda Hotel,
El Segundo
James Millerd, 4D Technology Dynamic Interferometry
8 January 2014 Courtyard by Marriott, Monrovia Jordan Neysmith,Second Sight Innovation in Vision Restoration: Second Sight
11 December 2013 Calit2 Auditorium/
UC Irvine
OSSC Corporate Members Exhibits &
Ron Sherwood, Novus Light
Corporate Member Appreciation Event
and Photonics: An Industry Moving at the Speed of Light
13 November 2013 USC - Aerospace Presentation Center Greg Downing and Eric Hanson, X-Rez Studio Innovation and Disruption in Digital Imaging
9 October 2013 The Chart Room,
Cal State Long Beach
,
Long Beach
Dr.Yoseph Bar-Cohen, JPL Humanlike Robots as the Ultimate Challenge to Mimicking Biology
1-4 October 2013 Northrop Grumman
Aerospace Presentation Center
Various Conference & Mirror Technology Days

OSSC Program Year 2012-2013


Date Location Speaker Topic
12 June 2013 Hacienda Hotel,
El Segundo
Lacy Cook, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems Annual Business Meeting
&
Presentation: Where DO Inventive Ideas Come From?
8 May 2013 Embassy Suites,
Irvine
Dr. Hu Cang, Salk Institute Cloud Computing and Light-sheet Illumination for Single-molecule Super-resolution Imaging
10 April 2013 Empress Paviliion,
Los Angeles
Dr. Michelle Povinelli, University of Southern California Light Interaction with Nanostructured Materials: Photovoltaics and Self-Assembly
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
13 February 2013 Kellogg West Conference Center, on Cal Poly Pomona Campus Dr. Timothy Corcoran, Cal Poly Pomona A Sideways Look at Broadband Fluorescence Spectroscopy
9 January 2013 The Chart Room,
Cal State Long Beach
,
Long Beach
Dr. Steve Howell, NASA The NASA Kepler Mission: Recent Exoplanet and Astrophysical Discoveries
21 December 2012 Mt. Wilson Observatory NA Stargazing
12 December 2012 Embassy Suites, Anaheim-North Arnie Bazensky,
Schott North America
Corporate Member Appreciation Event
and presentation on Schott History
14 November 2012 Monterey Clubhouse,
Encino
Dr. Muthu Jeganathan, JPL
10 October 2012 Hacienda Hotel,
El Segundo
Lenny Lipton An Overview of Electro-stereoscopic Displays

OSSC Program Year 2011-2012


Date Location Speaker Topic
13 June 2012 Luminarias,
Monterey Park
Naty Hoffman,
Activision
Uses of Physically-Based Light-Material Interaction Models in Videogame and Feature Film Graphics
9 May 2012 N2 Imaging, Irvine (tour), then Citrus Cafe, Tustin (dinner and presentation) Peter Vallianos,
N2 Imaging Systems
Challenges in Optical Design in Soldier Systems
21 April 2012 UC Irvine Beall Center for Art + Technology,
Irvine
Outreach Chair:
Donn Silberman
Family Day Event
14 April 2012 Mile Square Golf Course,
Fountain Valley
OSSC Golf Chair:
Hal Johnson
OSSC Annual Fred Hansen Memorial Golf Tournament
11 April 2012 Kellogg West Conference Center, on Cal Poly Pomona Campus Dan Harris,
Naval Air Systems Command, China Lake
History of Magneto-rheological Finishing
10-11 March 2012 Discovery Science Center,
Santa Ana
Outreach Chair:
Donn Silberman
Optricks & Lasers Extravaganza
7 March 2012 JW Marriott Hotel,
Los Angeles
Dr. Madeleine Glick, APIC Corporation at OFC/NFOEC Conference LA Convention Center
Optics in Next Generation Data Centers
8 February 2012 UC Riverside, Department of Electrical Engineering,
Riverside
Prof Alexander Balandin Unique Thermal Properties Of Graphene: Applications In Thermal Management Of Optoelectronics And Electronics
11 January 2012 USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology
Los Angeles
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
14 December 2011 UC Irvine, hosted by the UC Irvine OSA Student Chapter Karen Newman and Laura Marshall
and
Exhibits by OSSC Corporate Members
Corporate Member Appreciation Event
and Scale to thrive? Consolidation in the Photonics Industry
9 November 2011 Synopsys,
Pasadena
Bruce Moision, JPL Signaling on the Deep-Space Optical Channel
5 November 2011 UC Irvine Beall Center for Art + Technology,
Irvine
Outreach Chair:
Donn Silberman
Family Day Event
12 October 2011 Hacienda Hotel,
El Segundo
Jeff Puschell, Raytheon History and future of space-based images and other optoelectronic systems

OSSC Program Year 2010-2011


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

OSSC Program Year 2009-2010


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


OSSC Program Year 2014 - 2015


(Click on the Date for Event Registration or on the Topic for Presentation)

Date Location Speaker Topic
17 June, 2015 Luminarias,
Monterey Park
Dr. Ron Polidan,
Northrop Grumman
Annual Meeting & An Evolvable Space Telescope For Future Astronomical Missions
20 May, 2015 Hilton Garden Inn,
Redondo Beach
Antonio Mendez Photonic Signal Processing for Optical Communications Receivers
8 April, 2015 Newport Corporation,
Irvine
Dr. Jim Wyant College of Optical Sciences at
the University of Arizona:
50 Years of Excellence*
11 March, 2015 Panavision,
Woodland Hills
Dan Sasaki,
VP Optical Engineering
Lens Design for Cinematography
14 February, 2015 Hilton Garden Inn,
Redondo Beach
Dr. Daniel Winters,
Trioptics USA
State-of-the-Art Active Camera Alignment
14 January, 2015 Kellogg West Conference Center, on Cal Poly Pomona Campus Dr. David Stork Lensless Imaging
10 December, 2014 IVC ATEP,
Tustin
Panel Discussion:
IVC ATEP Five Member Panel
Corporate Member Appreciation Event
and
Growing Optics in Southern California*
12 November, 2014 The Proud Bird,
Los Angeles
Harvey Spencer Optical Materials
8 October, 2014 Precision Optical,
Costa Mesa
Panel Discussion:
NPI Four Member Panel
National Photonics Initiative*


OSSC Program Year 2014 - 2015


(Click on the Date for Event Registration or on the Topic for Presentation)

Date Location Speaker Topic
17 June, 2015 Luminarias,
Monterey Park
Dr. Ron Polidan,
Northrop Grumman
Annual Meeting & An Evolvable Space Telescope For Future Astronomical Missions
20 May, 2015 Hilton Garden Inn,
Redondo Beach
Antonio Mendez Photonic Signal Processing for Optical Communications Receivers
8 April, 2015 Newport Corporation,
Irvine
Dr. Jim Wyant College of Optical Sciences at
the University of Arizona:
50 Years of Excellence*
11 March, 2015 Panavision,
Woodland Hills
Dan Sasaki,
VP Optical Engineering
Lens Design for Cinematography
14 February, 2015 Hilton Garden Inn,
Redondo Beach
Dr. Daniel Winters,
Trioptics USA
State-of-the-Art Active Camera Alignment
14 January, 2015 Kellogg West Conference Center, on Cal Poly Pomona Campus Dr. David Stork Lensless Imaging
10 December, 2014 IVC ATEP,
Tustin
Panel Discussion:
IVC ATEP Five Member Panel
Corporate Member Appreciation Event
and
Growing Optics in Southern California*
12 November, 2014 The Proud Bird,
Los Angeles
Harvey Spencer Optical Materials
8 October, 2014 Precision Optical,
Costa Mesa
Panel Discussion:
NPI Four Member Panel
National Photonics Initiative*