Irvine Valley College (IVC) is now in its second year of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, a three-year Advanced Technological Education (ATE) award to fund the IVC Photonics Initiative.
This course details the most important tools that are used when working with light, from lasers and other light sources to cameras and sensors. Photonic devices are used in lecture demonstrations and laboratory experiments to show how light can be generated, manipulated, and captured. Hardware is broken down to its constituent components--lasers are reduced to gain media, pump sources, and mirror cavities; cameras are dissected down to their bare chemistry. Students will gain hands-on experience with industrial hardware and tools in the laboratory.
LET 225 - Quality Assurance for Precision Optics
This course addresses the basics of specification, manufacturing, and assessment of precision optics. It presents an introduction to quality assurance (QA) practices required to identify, inspect, and measure optical components. Materials and tools found in an industrial optics fabrication and inspection shop are used in lecture demonstrations and laboratory experiments. Students will gain hands-on experience with these industrial materials and QA tools in the laboratory.
Courses spans 16 weeks from August 18 – December 20, 2014
Please contact Dr. Brian Monacelli for information.
Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design: Education Planning Session
Free On-Line WebEx Event: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Three On-Line courses are now Open for Enrollment.
Courses begin Sept. 29, 2014
New OSSC Fellows
Inducted on June 18, 2014 for outstanding contributions to the Optics Industry and the Southern California Optics Community.
A digital copy of OSSC's 2013-2014 Membership Directory
(including a listing of Corporate Members)
is available for download to all current OSSC Members.
The Directory is in the Member's Only Folder:
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The OSSC newsletter, Images, is published monthly from October through June. Read about our next meeting and other events; discover more about our individual and corporate members; and learn about the history of the OSSC!
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Several more jobs have been posted recently to the OSSC jobs board. Some posts contain multiple positions.
Contact Brenna Norris, OSSC Communications Chair to submit Employment Opportunities.
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See the latest Salary Survey for Jobs in the
Optics & Photonics Industries
Optics and Photonics Study
Next OSSC Meeting
Our next regular meeting will be on
October 8, 2014 at
Costa Mesa, CA
More information coming soon.
Recent OSSC Meeting:
June 18, 2014 at Luminarias
Annual Business Meeting,
Induction of Two OSSC Fellows
and a Presentation on
Optics Education and Outreach Programs in Southern California
Presenters: Donn Silberman, Nicolaus Lambert, Julia Majors and Bo Wang
Recent OSSC Meeting:
May 14, 2014 Joint meeting with the Conejo-Ventura OSA Chapter
Adventures in Optics
Stephen Fantone, Optikos, and former Treasurer, OSA
Recent Outreach Events
Mount Wilson Observatory
OSSC members and guests had an amazing night
of viewing on the 60" telescope and a tour of
the 100" telescope at Mt. Wilson
Friday, May 30, 2014
New OSSC Members
New Individual Members
New Corporate Members
OSSC Members can learn more about these folks by visiting the on-line OSSC Membership Directory
We value your membership and appreciate your support!
The OSSC has formed a Speakers Bureau, to create a roster of individuals interested in giving talks for student chapters, OSSC meetings, and similar events. If you have something interesting to share with our local optics community, especially career-related topics of interest to students, please fill out the volunteer form (link below).