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Welcome Members
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!

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Current OSSC Event

OSSC Online Event  April 12, 2023

“Compound Semiconductor-on-Insulator: Integrated Photonics Beyond Silicon”

Dr. Galan Moody, Assistant Prof., ECE, UCSB


Upcoming Outreach 

Our Outreach programs will begin again this Fall as schools resume normal operations. 


Professional Education

Spring 2023 courses begin in Late March:

Go to the links above to learn more about the courses and programs.
15% discount for OSSC Members on all courses.
with confirmed OSSC Membership
to receive discount code.
UCI DCE Optics 10 yrs logo

Recorded Information Session - August 2019
OSSC Fellow Donn Silberman was the guest speaker.

Pasadena City College
Laser Technology  Program

The first PCC LaserTech student cohort begins this Fall 2021 semester! Students completing the program in Laser Technology will learn the scientific principles of optics, fiber-optics, and lasers. 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.

Additional Information

Prof. Brian Monacelli, Ph. D.

Recent Outreach 

Wed. October 5, 2022
Brown Bag Seminar at DRS Daylight Solutions

Introducing optics & photonics to undergraduate students - UC San Diego SPIE Student Chapter Officers - A video recording 

SPIE Optics & Photonics
San Diego Convention Center

Optics Education and Outreach VII

Oral Presentation - Donn Silberman

Quantum education and pathways: an open-source modifiable presentation to high school and college students

22 August 2022·11:30 AM - 11:50 AM |


SPIE Optical Engineering Journal
Special Section on Quantum Education

Quantum technician skills and competencies for the emerging Quantum 2.0 industry

Mo Hasanovic; Chrys Panayiotou; Donn Silberman;
Paul Stimers; Celia Merzbacher

OE Vol. 61 Issue 08

KEYWORDS: Quantum computing, Quantum information, Quantum communications, Laser optics, Optical engineering, Fiber lasers, Superposition, Spectroscopy, Spectroscopes, Quantum physics

In Memoriam

Friends of OSSC Event

OSSC eNewsletters


Our newsletter is back.

Recent Friends of OSSC Meeting

Optica Silicon Valley - Winter event

February 24, 2023, 3pm - 6pm

We were excited to have three leading experts, Mark Wade, Leah Kuritzky, and Robert Maher, and hear from them as they discussed their perspectives of the photonics and optics industry.
Optica Silicon Valley (web link)


Recent OSSC Meetings

OSSC Combined In-Person and Online Event March 15, 2023

"Laser-based gas analysis in a hollow core fiber-optic: land, sea, air, and space (from the bottom of our ocean to a moon of Saturn)

            Jason Kriesel, Ph.D., President, Guiding Photonics and Lead Scientist, OKSI

OSSC Combined In-Person and Online Event Feb 8, 2023

Overview and Status of the Giant Magellan Telescope
Breann Sitarski, Ph.D., GMTO

OSSC Combined In-Person and Online Event Jan 11, 2023

Recent Optical Instrument Development at Sensitic Technologies, LLC.

J. Kent Wallace, M.S.,
Jet Propulsion Laboratory and
Sensitic Technologies, LLC.
Kent Wallace

Wallace Optical Schematic
In-Person Location
Pasadena City College

1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

OSSC Combined In-Person and Online Event Dec 14, 2022

Tabletop Exhibits for Corporate Member Appreciation

“Frontiers of Laser Driven Advanced Accelerators”

Prof. Franklin Dollar, UC Irvine, Physics & Astronomy Dept.
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Zeus Laser Syst

Combined In-Person & Webinar
Wed, Nov 16, 2022
“The Quantum Industry, Education & Outreach – an Overview”
by Donn Silberman & Doug Finke

Reception:  6:00pm   Dinner:  7:00pm  Presentation:  8:00pm

Donn Silberman

Doug Finke

In-Person Venue
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Tustin Orange County

5011 Newport Ave., Tustin, CA  92780


OSSC Combined In-Person & Webinar
Wed, Oct 12, 2022
"Range-Compensating Lens: Application to LIDARs"

In-Person MKS Instruments  

1791 Deere Avenue
Irvine, CA 92606

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Jason Mudge, PhD                     Adam Phenis, MS




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The OSSC is a non-profit 501(C)3 tax exempt corporation.
The OSSC does NOT endorse candidates for public office or contribute to political candidates or campaigns.

Updated: 4 September 2020
Added 8 September VOSA Meeting