Professional Development Classes
Southern California offers numerous opportunities for professional development at all levels from the experienced professional to those who are new to the optics and photonics community. The OSSC maintains a close relationship with the Optical Engineering program at UC Irvine Extension and there are many OSSC members among the students, organizers and instructors.
Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design Certificate Programs
Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design: Education Planning Session
Free Event: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Three Spring On-Line Courses open for enrollment
Courses begin April 7, 2014
Vyacheslav M. "Slava" Ryaboy, Ph.D
OSSC Members receive a 15% discount for these courses.
Irvine Valley College (IVC) has been awarded its firstNational Science Foundation (NSF) grant, a three-year Advanced Technological Education (ATE) award to fund the IVC Photonics Initiative.
LET 215 - Fundamentals of Photonics
This course details the most important tools that are used when working with light, from lasers and other light sources to cameras and sensors. Photonic devices are used in lecture demonstrations and laboratory experiments to show how light can be generated, manipulated, and captured. Hardware is broken down to its constituent components--lasers are reduced to gain media, pump sources, and mirror cavities; cameras are dissected down to their bare chemistry. Students will gain hands-on experience with industrial hardware and tools in the laboratory.
Course spans 16 weeks from Jan 21 – May 22, 2014
Enrollment now closed. Check the OSSC site for future courses.
Please contact Dr. Brian Monacelli for information.
OPTOBOTICSsm - Precision Motion for the OpticsAge