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Members who joined (or rejoined) in the last 60 days.
 

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Optica Silicon Valley

Thursday February 22, 2024
Combined In-Person & Webinar

 Details & Register Here

OSSC Newsletters


          

OSSC eNewsletter - January 2024

OSSC Members may view Newsletters
dating back to 1998 here

 

Professional Education

Part-Time Instructor: Optical Engineering and Optical Instrument Design


Spring 2024 registration now open.
Courses begin in early April.

The above courses are part of Certificate Programs in:
Optical Engineering and Optical Instrument Design

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New:  Alternative Digital Credential:


Past UCI Optical Engineering Webinars


Go to the links above to learn more about the courses and programs.
15% discount for OSSC Members on all courses.
Email:  EngineeringSciences@ce.uci.edu
with confirmed OSSC Membership
to receive discount code.

Contact Donn Silberman to receive the discount code.

UCI DCE Optics 10 yrs logo


Recorded Information Session - August 2019
OSSC Fellow Donn Silberman was the guest speaker.


Pasadena City College
Laser Technology  Program

The next PCC LaserTech courses begin in late February 2024!!! 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.
LASR 230 INTRODUCTION TO OPTICAL DEVICES
LASR 260 METROLOGY OF OPTICAL SYSTEMS

 
Additional Information
Laser Technology - Natural Sciences - Pasadena City College

Prof. Brian Monacelli, Ph. D.


Cal Poly Pomona
Physics & Astronomy

Visiting Lectureship in Industrial Science


The OSSC Board of Directors has made a donation of $1000 on behalf of the OSSC.

The OSSC acknowledges the many years the college has been a partner and the many students they have brought to the OSSC.

Please click on the link below to learn more about this program and....

Donate Here



Recent Special OSSC Event

Mount Wilson Observatory
 Night Viewing Trip Saturday July 8th




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.

After event info and photos

Please see links below for specific driving directions, parking, and entrance procedures.

Attendees must be over 12 years of age. 

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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!

 

Cost:$150

on-line Registration:www.ossc.org

Please Register Soon
**Limited to 20 people**

If more than 10 people are on the Waitlist, we will request a second date.

Recent OSSC Meeting


OSSC Annual Business Meeting
 Combined In-P
erson 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

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Venue:  
Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway - Torrance
19800 S. Vermont Ave
Torrance, CA   90502

             

                         

In Memoriam





Next OSSC Meeting

Wednesday February 21, 2024

OSSC Combined In-Person & Webinar
"
Hyperspectral coastal water imaging from space."

 Dr. Jeff Puschell, Chief Engineer, EO/IR Payloads

Northrop Grumman Space Park


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

Venue: Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway - Torrance
19800 S. Vermont Ave
Torrance, CA   90502

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Register Here

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Recent OSSC Meeting

Wednesday Jan. 17, 2024
OSSC Combined In-Person and Online Event

Dr. Mehdi Asghari
CEO and Co-Founder of SiLC

Seeing the world in four dimensions

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

Venue:  Sierra Madre United Methodist Church

695 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Register Here

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Recent OSSC Friends Meeting

Wednesday Nov. 15, 2023
Optical Society of North Texas

Online Event
A New Pediatric-Suitable Retina Camera,
Presented by Mike Jones

Go to meeting page
Download slides

Recent OSSC Meeting

Wednesday Nov. 8, 2023
OSSC Combined In-Person and Online Event
Prof. Elliot Botvinick, Ph.D.
Principle Investigator, BEAMS Lab
Bio-Engineering Advanced Medical Solutions
University of California, Irvine
Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic


Venue:  UCI Health Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic
1002 Health Sciences Rd, Irvine, CA 92612

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Recent OSSC Meeting

Wednesday Oct. 4, 2023
OSSC Combined In-Person and Online Event

“Computation in microscopy: How computers are

changing the way we build and use microscopes”

         
 Prof. 
Changhuei Yang, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology

    
The Circadian Room, Pasadena City College
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Recent OSSC Meeting

Wednesday Sept. 13, 2023
OSSC Combined In-P
erson and Online Event

"Laser ultrasonics for aerospace and nuclear applications."

 Dr. Bradley Bobbs, Senior Scientist,

Laser Ultrasonic Products Group at Intelligent Optical Systems





 

Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway - Torrance
19800 S. Vermont Ave
Torrance, CA   90502


Download Flyer

 

OSSC Newsletters

             

August 2023 Newsletter

OSSC Members may view Newsletters
dating back to 1998 here

 

Member News


OSSC Member and Boy Scout Leader Tom Scheffelin spent time with his Troop Working on their
Astronomy Merit Badge more photos here. 

Check out this short science fiction story by OSSC Treasurer Prof. Alex Small.
Don't feed the physicists.



And another new article by OSSC Secretary Donn Silberman
The Quantum Universe - Atoms, Humans & Light

OSSC Election Results


Congratulations to the newly elected
2023-2024 OSSC Officers


President - Kevin Romero
Vice President - Jack Latchinian
Secretary - Donn Silberman
Treasurer - Alex Small
Councilors - McGwire Herbert, Martin Hagenbuechle, Harvey Spencer 


Outreach

Visit our Outreach Webpage to learn about volunteering opportunities.

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

 

Recent Friends of OSSC Meeting

Quantum Engineering workshop 2023
Thursday, May 25 · 8:30am - 6pm PDT

Live in-person and on-line

 Details Here

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.
UC Irvine
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

Logon 7:15pm
OSSC Opening Remarks 7:45 pm
Presentation 8:00pm




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.
Kent Wallace


Wallace Optical Schematic
In-Person Location
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.
Franklin Dollar

Zeus Laser Syst


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


Donn Silberman

Doug Finke


In-Person Venue
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




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Jason Mudge, PhD                     Adam Phenis, MS







 

   

 

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