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The Photonics Society

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Diverse Optics
4D Technology

Guernsey Coating Labs
Mahr Metrology

Micro Laser Systems
Mindrum Precision
Newport Thin Film Labs
Ohara Corporation

 Optic Systems Group

Photonics Media

Raytheon - Elcan
Reynard Corporation

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Welcome Members
Welcome New Members

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

We value your membership
and appreciate your support!

Uniting the Southern California Optics Community

The Optical Society of Southern California was founded in 1951 to increase and disseminate the knowledge of optics and closely allied sciences and to promote the mutual interests of investigators, organizations, teachers and students in these fields.
The Society is the local section of the The Optical Society (OSA) and typically meets on the second Wednesday of each month from October through June.  Most of our meetings are open to the public.  Those interested in promoting our goals are urged to apply for either Individual or Corporate Membership.

Professional Education

Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design
Recorded:  Education Planning Session Fall 2016

Winter 2018 courses begin in early January:
Advanced Lens Design
Optomechanical Systems Engineering

These courses are part of the Certificate Programs in:
Optical Engineering and Optical Instrument Design

15% discount for OSSC Members on courses
Required for a Certificate.

(Discount does NOT apply to the above two
Electives and Prerequisite Courses.)

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.
Program Overview
Course Descriptions

Enroll for January Courses

IVC Photonics is located on the
ATEP campus in Tustin, CA
For Information Contact:
Prof. Desiré Whitmore, Ph.D.

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Recent OSSC Meeting

Wednesday 8 November 2017

"Next Generation Fiber Optic Connectors"
Dr. Yang Chen
Sr. Member of Technical Staff
nanoPrecision Products

Abstract:  In modern telecommunications (telecom) and data communications (datacom) networks, optical interconnects are essential to achieve ever increasing data rates exceeding 100 Gbps.  Datacom, telecom, and FTTP (Fiber to the Premises) all require new fiber termination technology to reduce cost and improve performance for a massive deployment of optical fiber into our network and computer architectures.  nanoPrecision Products’ (nPP) high precision forming technology is producing single-fiber and multi-fiber metallic ferrules to sub-micron tolerances, which provide connectors with extremely good performance.  nPP’s novel metal ferrule and the elimination of epoxy now permits the development of novel laser-based factory termination processes, including laser end face finishing, to replace the current costly and time consuming mechanical polishing of optical fiber end faces.  nPP’s precision stamped clamshell ferrule approach can also be used for a very low loss single and multi-fiber mechanical splice and cable restoration for simplified field installation and maintenance.

Venue:  The Proud Bird
11022 Aviation Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

(310) 670-3093

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Recent OSSC Meeting

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Annual OSSC Corporate Member
Appreciation Event

"R&D Tax Credit/International Technology Transactions Legal Considerations"
Kenneth S. August, Founder & President
August Law Group, P.C.
  Bio  Int'l Transactions Slides

Michael Silvio, CPA
Hall & Company
 Bio    R&D Tax Credits Slides

Venue:  UC Irvine Applied Innovation
"The Cove"
5141 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92697-7700

949-824-COVE (2683)

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Friends of the OSSC Events

Upcoming IEEE Event

Saturday 16 December 2017

Christmas Unplugged:
Reclaiming the Holiday Spirit

John Doan,
Emmy-Nominated musician, storyteller and
harp guitarist

John Doan

Haaga Hall, Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108

Event Details & Registration

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