The October 2018 Edition of OSSC's Images Newsletter is now available for download.
OSSC Annual Report
Congratulations for a great 2017 - 2018 Program Year!!
Please Download the 2017 - 2018 OSSC Annual Report for an overview of our great program year!
Thank you to all of the members on making this such a great year for the OSSC!!!
Fall 2018 courses began in early October:
These courses SOLD OUT.....
Go to the links above to learn more about the courses and programs. The next courses will start in early Jan 2019.
15% discount for OSSC Members on courses
Required for a Certificate.
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.
IVC Laser Technology is located on the
Recent Outreach Event
STEM & The Arts Career Showcase
Thanks to everyone who helped!!
The STEM & the Arts Career Showcase is an annual three-day event held at the OC Fair and Event Center that gives students the opportunity to explore career pathways in STEM fields. The program brings together industry professionals, educators, and college representatives that provide students the opportunity to explore their future. The program includes student competitions and displays, industry demonstrations, career exploration exhibits, industry speakers, a job recruitment area, live entertainment, and more! The program reaches over 6,000 targeted students, parents and their families.
Thanks Justin Francis, Bo Wang & Donn Silberman for organizing and volunteering at the event.
Upcoming OSSC Meeting
Wednesday 14 November
Detection of Visible and Infrared Light for Scientific Research
6:00 pm - Social Hour & Networking
7:00 pm - Dinner
8:00 pm - Presentation
9:30 pm - Meeting End Time
Dinner Cost: $35 for registration by 8 November ($40 after)
OSSC Student Members: $10 for registration by 8 November ($20 after)*
*Discount applies to OSSC Members
who are full time students.
Recent OSSC Meeting
Wednesday 10 October
UCI’s Convergence Optical Sciences Initiative and the Development and Applications of Compact Laser-Compton X-ray Sources
Recent VOSA Meeting
Tuesday 18 September
Optics for DNA Sequencing
Dr. Simon Prince,
Principal Optical Engineer,
Abstract: This talk will cover the basics of DNA and sequencing for physicists with as little chemistry or biology as possible. Starting from the history of the human genome sequencing project ($3B in 2003) we move through the advances in sequencing technology to today's products where the sequencing cost has dropped to <$1k. Each sequencer is made of watt class lasers, illumination engines and epi-microscopes. We'll look at the microscope technology and designs using custom objectives and sensors that are pushing resolution limits.