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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 a local section of the Optical Society of America 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 Memberships.

Images Newsletter

The March 2017 OSSC Newsletter
is now available for download:

Professional Education

Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design

Five (5) Spring courses begin in early April

Instructors Barbara Grant and Mary Turner presented
Dean's Outstanding Instructors Award - Dec 2016
Barbara Grant and Mary Turner with Dean Gary Matkin

These courses are part of the Certificate Programs in:
15% discount for OSSC Members on courses
Required for a Certificate.
(Discount does NOT apply to Electives and Prerequisite Courses.)

Jennifer Mortensen
with confirmed OSSC Membership
to receive discount code.

for more information contact
Prof. Desiré Whitmore, Ph.D.

Download Flyer Here
IVC Photonics is located at the:
ATEP campus in Tustin, CA

Outreach Events

Volunteer to help with the "What is Light?" display at a Vital Link OC Career Exploration event at a local Middle or High School.

STEMbility is a group of Orange County college students with OSSC Fellow Donn Silberman as their Board President.

STEMbility provides workshops to high school students and teachers, coordinating with our friends at Vital Link OC at Irvine Valley College's Advanced Technology & Education Park (ATEP).

STEMbility recently visited the UCI Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic.  (some details here) and a video clip here.

Next OSSC Meeting

Wednesday 22 March 2017
Nano-alignment as challenge and enabler for “Silicon Photonics”

Scott Jordan,
Head of Photonics
Physik Instrumente

Los Angeles Convention Center
Club Lounge
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015

Reception with light hors d'oeuvres:
$25 ($30 after 15 March)
OSSC Student Members $10 ($15 after 15 March)

Presentation without reception is FREE but registration is required due to limited capacity.
Parking: On your own

Recent Ventura OSA
(CVOSA) Meeting

Tuesday 21 February 2017
Imaging the Antikythera Mechanism

Tom Malzbender
Cultural Heritage Imaging

Antikythera Mechanism

Advanced Spectral Technology
94-A West Cochran Street

Simi Valley, CA 93605

Thank you to Coastline Optics and Guernsey Coating Labs for sponsoring this speaker!

Recent OSSC Meeting

Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Eye Surgery with Femtosecond Lasers
Zsolt Bor,

Director of Engineering, Applied Research

Alcon Laboratories
20511 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA

Last update:  19 March 2017