The November 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!!!
Winter 2019 courses began in early January:
Go to the links above to learn more about the courses and programs.
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.
Recent Student Meeting
Tuesday 13 November
Donn Silberman Fellow & Past President;
Optical Society of Southern California
Venue: Cal State Poly Pomona
College of Science, Bldg 8, Room 248
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 12 December
Annual OSSC Corporate Member
"Optics for DNA sequencing"
Principal Optical Engineer
Abstract: The talk will cover the basics of DNA and sequencing for physicists and engineers 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.
6:00 pm - Networking & OSSC Corporate Member Exhibits
(No host bar)
6:30 pm - Dinner
(choose Pasta, Chicken or Meat Lasagna)
7:30 pm - OSSC Corporate Business Topics
8:00 pm - Presentation
9:30 pm - Meeting End Time
Dinner Cost: $35 for members/$40 for non-members ($40/$45 after 7 December)
OSSC Student Members: $10 ($20 after 7 December)*
*Discount applies to OSSC Members
who are full time students.
Corporate Table top Exhibits
click on "Register Here" above.
Upcoming VOSA Meeting
Tuesday 11 December
The Development of a Quantum Computer
Josh Mutus, Senior Research Scientist at Google
Abstract: We’re trying to build a quantum computer capable of serving Google’s billions of users worldwide. I’ll discuss why Google wants to build a quantum computer in the first place, along with our near term plans to use it to demonstrate algorithms that are impossible on the world’s largest supercomputers. I’ll describe how we’re building our quantum computer from the ground up, and share my work on developing microfabrication techniques used to scale up our devices from a handful of qubits to hundreds.
Venue: Advanced Spectral Technology, Inc.
94 West Cochran Street, Suite A
Simi Valley, CA 93065
6:00pm - Mixing and Stand Up Dinner
7:00pm - Speaker
(it is a donation for food, insurance and venue.
If you need a no-food, student, old age or other discount,
please give yourself one).
Please register with email@example.com
(for food estimate – last minute walk-ins are completely welcome)
Recent OSSC Meeting
Wednesday 14 November
Detection of Visible and Infrared Light for Scientific Research
Abstract: Electromagnetic radiation (light) is the primary messenger of information in the universe and detection of light is critical to many areas of scientific research. This is especially true in fields where “remote sensing” of distant objects is the only way to study those objects, such as Earth observation from airborne and space-based instrumentation, astronomy (from ground and space), and planetary exploration.
Venue: Eden Garden Restaurant
This talk presents examples of the instrumentation used in scientific research, and a high level introduction to the physics of detectors for visible and infrared light. Since Teledyne is a leader in high performance detectors, many of the forefront facilities and missions utilize Teledyne’s detectors. This talk presents some of these facilities / missions and the challenges involved in making detectors that are reliable in a space environment.
This talk is prepared so as to be understandable by everyone, no matter a person’s age, education level or type of employment, but with enough technical information to interest professional engineers and scientists.