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Upcoming OSSC Event

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

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Jason Mudge, PhD                     Adam Phenis, MS

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Upcoming Outreach 

Our Outreach programs will begin again this Fall as schools resume normal operations. 


Professional Education

Fall 2022 courses begin in Mid-September:

Go to the links above to learn more about the courses and programs.
15% discount for OSSC Members on courses
Required for a Certificate.
with confirmed OSSC Membership
to receive discount code.
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The following courses are part of Certificate Programs in:
Optical Engineering and Optical Instrument Design
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.

Additional Information

Prof. Brian Monacelli, Ph. D.

Recent Outreach 

SPIE Optics & Photonics
San Diego Convention Center

Optics Education and Outreach VII

Oral Presentation - Donn Silberman

Quantum education and pathways: an open-source modifiable presentation to high school and college students

22 August 2022·11:30 AM - 11:50 AM |


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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OSSC Officers 2022-2023

           Congratulations new officers!

John Nunn, President
Kevin Romero, Vice President
Treasurer, Dr. Martin Hagenbuechle
Secretary, Felicitas Hernandez
    Harvey Spencer
    Nicholas Croglio
    Rick Kunzler

Recent OSSC Meetings

OSSC Combined In-Person & Webinar
Wednesday June 8, 2022
Start 6:00pm in-person; 7:30 pm online
"Polymer Optics Manufacturing and Applications"
Mr. Erik Fleming,
President and CEO, Diverse Optics
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Eric Fleming




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Updated: 4 September 2020
Added 8 September VOSA Meeting