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Welcome New Members

OSSC welcomes Individual and Corporate
Members who joined (or rejoined) in the last 60 days.

We value your membership
and appreciate your support!

Images Newsletter

Images LogoThe October 2019 Edition of OSSC's Images Newsletter is now available.

Professional Education

UCI DCE Optics 10 yrs logo
The following courses are part of Certificate Programs in:
Optical Engineering and Optical Instrument Design
Information Session - Monday 19 August - Noon - 1 pm.
OSSC Fellow Donn Silberman was the guest speaker.
Fall 2019 courses began in early October:
Go to the links above to learn more about the courses and programs.
15% discount for OSSC Members on courses
Required for a Certificate.
Email:  Jennifer Mortensen
with confirmed OSSC Membership
to receive discount code.

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
IDEA at the ATEP campus in Tustin, CA
For Information Contact:
Prof. Brian Monacelli, Ph.D.

Recent VOSA Meeting

Tuesday 8 October
Designer defects:
Developing Color Centers in Crystals for Nanoscale Optical Sensing of Fields and Forces
VOSA 190910 Meeting
Dr. Claire McClellan,
Stanford University, Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Abstract:  Claire McLellan is a physicist fascinated by problems at the interface of physics and materials science.  :She received her B.S. in physics from Wake Forest University where she worked in Prof. Oana Jurchescu’s organic electronics laboratory.  :From there Claire received her Ph.D. in physics from UCSB studying NV center ensembles in diamond, a quantum sensing platform, under the advisement of Prof. Ania Jayich.  :Currently, she is a post-doctoral researcher at Stanford University in Prof. Jennifer Dionne’s research group exploring upconverting nanoparticles (UCNPs) as mechanical force sensors.  :In addition to her research, Claire is passionate about promoting diversity in science and has engaged in a variety of outreach and teaching activities throughout her career.
Venue:  California Lutheran University<

Upcoming OSSC Meetings

Wednesday 13 November
Optical Payloads for Telescopes & Instruments:  Innovation & Creativity
Kevin Romero, Northrop Grumman
Networking & Social Hour:  6:00
Dinner:  7:00
Members:  $35 by 8 November, $40 after
Non-Members:  $40 by 8 November, $45 after
OSSC Student Members:  $10 by 8 November, $20 after
Presentation:  8:00
Registration Soon!

Recent OSSC Meetings

Wednesday 9 October
Tours of and Talk on
The James Webb Space Telescope; Its Mission, Design and Development

Dr. Jon Arenberg,
Northrop Grumman Space Technology
Abstract:  This talk introduces the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s next large astrophysics mission.  Webb’s science goals; detection of the universe’s first light, assembly of galaxies, birth of stars and observation of planets and exo-planets are introduced.  We will explore how the design responds to mission requirements and produces the performance necessary to achieve the mission’s goals.  Many of the unique elements of the architecture will be explored.  The main engineering challenges for largest telescope ever built in space are discussed and the role of materials highlighted.  Finally, the current status of the hardware and path to launch will be given.

Wednesday 12 June
Annual Business Meeting & Election Results
and talk on:
Quantum Computing &
The National Quantum Initiative

Abstract:  Quantum computing is the use of quantum-mechanical phenomena such as superposition and entanglement to perform computation.  A quantum computer is used to perform such computation, which can be implemented theoretically or physically.
The National Quantum Initiative (NQI) Act is an Act of Congress passed on December 13, 2018 and signed into law on December 21, 2018.  The law gives the United States a plan for advancing quantum technology, particularly quantum computing.  OSSC Fellow Donn Silberman will briefly review the NQI and introduce our speakers.
Visit to explore these topics prior to the meeting.
View and download slide presentations here:

Recent SCCAVS Event

Tuesday 1 October
Southern California Chapter of
the American Vacuum Society
Annual Equipment Exhibition, Short Course Program, and Student Poster Session
2019 October SCCAVS Event
Learn about the latest advances in vacuum products, technology, and science.  Network with other key players in the Southern California technical community.
Venue:  Holiday Inn, Buena Park

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Updated: 20 October 2019
Added 13  November OSSC Meeting