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.
The January Edition of the
OSSC Images Newsletter is now Available!
Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design
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.)Email
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.
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
13 December 2017
Annual OSSC Corporate Member
"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
Next OSSC Meeting
7 February 2018
History of the Fundamentals
of Optical Coatings
Thin Film Center, Tucson, Arizona
Nowadays the calculation of the properties of an optical coating is a quite easy matter. We open a computer program, decide on the wavelength, enter the sequence of thicknesses and refractive indices and launch the program. However, it took us roughly two thousand years to develop the necessary concepts and the story is an integral part of the history of optics itself. We start with the early Greeks in Alexandria, move to the Islamic scientists who built on their findings, and follow the trail to Europe where the ideas of refractive index, wavelength and interference were finally developed as we know them today.
6pm: Reception / Social hour
Venue: The Reef Restaurant
880 S. Harbor Scenic Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Buffet Meal: $40 ($45 after Feb 4)
$10 for Student Members ($20 after Feb 4)
*Discount applies to OSSC Members
who are full time students.
Event Registration & Details
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Recent OSSC Meeting
10 January 2018
Cal Poly Pomona Students presented talks on their optics projects:
“Image Analysis in IR Astronomy”
"Spatial Heterodyne Raman Spectrometers
in Deep UV”
Last update: 17 Jan 2018
Updated Feb Meet