Next OSSC Meeting
OSSC Annual Business Meeting
Combined In-Person and Online Event
“Ultrafast Lasers and Innovation”
Jim Kafka, Ph.D., Fellow & CTO, Spectra-Physics Lasers, MKS; V.P. Optica
Wednesday June 14, 2023
In-Person Reception 6:00 pm; Dinner 7:00 pm
(No fee to attend presentation only in-person or on-line)
Online Login: 7:15 pm PDT
OSSC Business: 7:30 pm
Presentation: 8:00 pm
Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway - Torrance
19800 S. Vermont Ave
Torrance, CA 90502
Special OSSC Event
Mount Wilson Observatory Night Viewing Trip
Saturday July 8th
Now full, waitlist is available.
Historic Mount Wilson Observatory is an astronomical research facility located in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. Located on the summit of Mount Wilson above Pasadena at an altitude of 5715 feet (1742 meters), the Observatory is visible from much of the Los Angeles area. Attendees will get to use the historic 100-inch telescope.
Please see links below for specific driving directions, parking, and entrance procedures.
Attendees must be over 12 years of age.
July 8, 2023
3:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Meet at front gate at 3:00 p.m.We will tour the 100 inch telescope and then use the 100 inch for stargazing.
Viewing begins after sunset and ends at 1:00 a.m.
Bring your own dinner.No alcoholic beverages permitted!
Please Register Soon
**Limited to 20 people**
If more than 10 people are on the Waitlist, we will request a second date.
Summer 2023 courses begin in Late June:
Go to the links above to learn more about the courses and programs.
15% discount for OSSC Members on all courses.
Recorded Information Session - August 2019
OSSC Fellow Donn Silberman was the guest speaker.
Pasadena City College
Laser Technology Program
The first PCC LaserTech student cohort begins this Fall 2021 semester! Students completing the program in Laser Technology will learn the scientific principles of optics, fiber-optics, and lasers. Laser and Photonics Technology instructors lead hands-on, laboratory-driven classes, utilizing state-of-the-art industrial equipment, based on the industry-guided photonics curricula written by industry professionals. In addition to laboratory skills, students are offered one-on-one support and career advice, including résumé and LinkedIn profile building.
Prof. Brian Monacelli, Ph. D.
Wed. October 5, 2022
Brown Bag Seminar at DRS Daylight Solutions
Introducing optics & photonics to undergraduate students - UC San Diego SPIE Student Chapter Officers - A video recording
SPIE Optics & Photonics
San Diego Convention Center
SPIE Optical Engineering Journal
Special Section on Quantum Education
Quantum technician skills and competencies for the emerging Quantum 2.0 industry
Mo Hasanovic; Chrys Panayiotou; Donn Silberman;
Paul Stimers; Celia Merzbacher
OE Vol. 61 Issue 08
KEYWORDS: Quantum computing, Quantum information, Quantum communications, Laser optics, Optical engineering, Fiber lasers, Superposition, Spectroscopy, Spectroscopes, Quantum physics
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The OSSC partners with
Mostly in Orange County
But they are expanding !!
Past Special OSSC Event
Arnie Bazensky's Memorial
Saturday June 3rd @ 11 am
Arnie Bazensky's Memorial - Unity of Tustin (unitytustin.org)
14402 Prospect Ave, Tustin, CA 92780 | (714) 730-3444
Some Arnie photos thru the years
Arnie Bazensky at Unity of Tustin!
Friends of OSSC Meeting
Join us to hear about photonics & optics breakthroughs that will shape the future
Our invited speakers are technology and business leaders at trailblazing companies at the intersection of nanotechnology and optics. They are pushing the boundaries of photonics to build next-generation products and solutions that will define industry trends in the next decade.
Join us in person
Location: Ozen Inc., 1210 E Arques Ave, Suite 207, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Join our webinar
OSSC Members may view Newsletters
dating back to 1998 here
Recent Friends of OSSC Meeting
Quantum Engineering workshop 2023
Thursday, May 25 · 8:30am - 6pm PDT
Live in-person and on-line
Caltech Pasadena, CA 91125
Quantum Engineering Workshop - Quantum Communication, Systems, Information, Computing, Material, Algorithms
This is the third annual workshop in quantum engineering.
The quantum engineering workshop aims to bring engineering and physics experts together to promote the integration of the emerging areas as a cross disciplinary educational and research effort, and explore the interface of classical engineering (such as mechatronics, instrumentation and robotic technologies) and quantum mechanics (such as the applications of quantum entanglement, cryptography, and teleportation). In particular, we hope to promote quantum engineering to mechanical and aerospace engineers who are not traditionally exposed to quantum mechanics.
Optica Silicon Valley - Winter event
February 24, 2023, 3pm - 6pm
We were excited to have three leading experts, Mark Wade, Leah Kuritzky, and Robert Maher, and hear from them as they discussed their perspectives of the photonics and optics industry.
Optica Silicon Valley (web link)
Recent OSSC Meetings
OSSC In-Person and Online Event
May 17, 2023
A Tribute to OSSC Fellow Arnie Bazensky
and OSSC Nominations
James Bullock, Ph. D.
Dean, School of Physical Sciences
Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy
“Exploring the Cosmos with JWST”
Venue: UC Irvine DCE Building
In-Person 6:00 pm; Online 7:30 pm PDT
OSSC Online Event April 12, 2023
“Compound Semiconductor-on-Insulator: Integrated Photonics Beyond Silicon”
Dr. Galan Moody, Assistant Prof., ECE, UCSB
OSSC Opening Remarks 7:45 pm
OSSC Combined In-Person and Online Event March 15, 2023
"Laser-based gas analysis in a hollow core fiber-optic: land, sea, air, and space (from the bottom of our ocean to a moon of Saturn)”
Jason Kriesel, Ph.D., President, Guiding Photonics and Lead Scientist, OKSI
OSSC Combined In-Person and Online Event Feb 8, 2023
“Overview and Status of the Giant Magellan Telescope”
Breann Sitarski, Ph.D., GMTO
OSSC Combined In-Person and Online Event Jan 11, 2023
Recent Optical Instrument Development at Sensitic Technologies, LLC.
J. Kent Wallace, M.S.,
Jet Propulsion Laboratory and
Sensitic Technologies, LLC.
Pasadena City College
1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106
OSSC Combined In-Person and Online Event Dec 14, 2022
Tabletop Exhibits for Corporate Member Appreciation
“Frontiers of Laser Driven Advanced Accelerators”
Prof. Franklin Dollar, UC Irvine, Physics & Astronomy Dept.
Combined In-Person & Webinar
Wed, Nov 16, 2022
“The Quantum Industry, Education & Outreach – an Overview”
by Donn Silberman & Doug Finke
Reception: 6:00pm Dinner: 7:00pm Presentation: 8:00pm
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Tustin Orange County
5011 Newport Ave., Tustin, CA 92780
OSSC Combined In-Person & Webinar
Wed, Oct 12, 2022
"Range-Compensating Lens: Application to LIDARs"
In-Person MKS Instruments
1791 Deere Avenue
Irvine, CA 92606
Jason Mudge, PhD Adam Phenis, MS