The November 2018 Edition of OSSC's Images Newsletter is now available for download.
OSSC Annual Report
Congratulations for a great 2017 - 2018 Program Year!!
Please Download the 2017 - 2018 OSSC Annual Report for an overview of our great program year!
Thank you to all of the members on making this such a great year for the OSSC!!!
Winter 2019 courses began in early January:
Go to the links above to learn more about the courses and programs.
15% discount for OSSC Members on courses
Required for a Certificate.
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.
Recent Student Meeting
Tuesday 13 November
Donn Silberman Fellow & Past President;
Optical Society of Southern California
Venue: Cal State Poly Pomona
College of Science, Bldg 8, Room 248
Recent Outreach Event
STEM & The Arts Career Showcase
Thanks to everyone who helped!!
The STEM & the Arts Career Showcase is an annual three-day event held at the OC Fair and Event Center that gives students the opportunity to explore career pathways in STEM fields. The program brings together industry professionals, educators, and college representatives that provide students the opportunity to explore their future. The program includes student competitions and displays, industry demonstrations, career exploration exhibits, industry speakers, a job recruitment area, live entertainment, and more! The program reaches over 6,000 targeted students, parents and their families.
Thanks Justin Francis, Bo Wang & Donn Silberman for organizing and volunteering at the event.
Upcoming OSSC Meeting
Wednesday 12 December
Annual OSSC Corporate Member
"Optics for DNA sequencing"
Principal Optical Engineer
Abstract: The talk will cover the basics of DNA and sequencing for physicists and engineers with as little chemistry or biology as possible. Starting from the history of the human genome sequencing project ($3B in 2003), we move through the advances in sequencing technology to today’s products where the sequencing cost has dropped to <$1k. Each sequencer is made of watt class lasers, illumination engines and epi-microscopes. We’ll look at the microscope technology and designs using custom objectives and sensors that are pushing resolution limits.
6:00 pm - Networking & OSSC Corporate Member Exhibits
6:30 pm - Dinner
(choose Pasta, Chicken or Meat Lasagna)
7:30 pm - OSSC Corporate Business Topics
8:00 pm - Presentation
9:30 pm - Meeting End Time
Dinner Cost: $35 for members/$40 for non-members ($40/$45 after 7 December)
OSSC Student Members: $10 ($20 after 7 December)*
*Discount applies to OSSC Members
who are full time students.
Corporate Table top Exhibits
click on "Register Here" above.
Recent OSSC Meetings
Wednesday 14 November
Detection of Visible and Infrared Light for Scientific Research
Abstract: Electromagnetic radiation (light) is the primary messenger of information in the universe and detection of light is critical to many areas of scientific research. This is especially true in fields where “remote sensing” of distant objects is the only way to study those objects, such as Earth observation from airborne and space-based instrumentation, astronomy (from ground and space), and planetary exploration.
Venue: Eden Garden Restaurant
This talk presents examples of the instrumentation used in scientific research, and a high level introduction to the physics of detectors for visible and infrared light. Since Teledyne is a leader in high performance detectors, many of the forefront facilities and missions utilize Teledyne’s detectors. This talk presents some of these facilities / missions and the challenges involved in making detectors that are reliable in a space environment.
This talk is prepared so as to be understandable by everyone, no matter a person’s age, education level or type of employment, but with enough technical information to interest professional engineers and scientists.
Wednesday 10 October
UCI’s Convergence Optical Sciences Initiative and the Development and Applications of Compact Laser-Compton X-ray Sources
Recent VOSA Meeting
Tuesday 13 November
The Development of Plasma Accelerators as an Experimental Field
Dr. Chandrashekhar Joshi,
Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, UCLA
Abstract: Particle accelerators have arguably been the most successful instrument of scientific discovery in the last century. From a device that fit in the palm of a human hand, they have evolved within a period of 7 decades to be the largest and the most expensive machines ever built by humans. Yet to understand and explain some of the most profound questions facing the physical sciences we will need even more energetic particle accelerators than the CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC)-the largest such collider operating today. This grand challenge is a human race-scale enterprise. Scientists and engineers have been racing to come up with alternate paradigms that will enable charged particles to be accelerated a 1000 times faster than is possible today. This will allow the miniaturization of these machines the same way as invention of the integrated circuit enabled miniaturization of electronics based on vacuum tubes. I will describe our work on acceleration of electrons using a charge density wave in an ionized gas or a plasma. The electrons gain energy by surfing on these waves like a surfer who rides a giant ocean wave. Aside from enabling future colliders this technology may enable other societally important applications.
Venue: Advanced Spectral Technology, Inc.