Jim Oschmann Named 2014 OSC Alumnus of the Year

In recognition of his contributions to the field of optical sciences, Jim received this honor at the UA homecoming festivities.

1967 OSC Group Photo - Tucson, AZ

Light Moments

In honor of OSC's 50th anniversary, we present a series of light-hearted articles about our earliest years.

Optical Engineering at the College of Optical Sciences

OSC Research: Optical Engineering

OSC's optical engineering leads the field in designing and fabricating highly specialized optics.


OSC Research: Optical Physics

Nine different groups study the interactions of light with atoms, molecules and semiconductor systems in different contexts.

OSC Meinel Building Donor Wall

Interviews with Those Making a Difference

In our Donor Spotlight series, we bring our donors' stories to light through one-on-one interviews.

Image Science at the College of Optical Sciences

OSC Research: Image Science

Find out the latest developments within OSC's image science specialty.

By Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (Nobel Prize medal inscribed to F. G. Banting

Optics is Nobel Pursuit

The Nobel Foundation announced its prizewinners, and optical technologies are at the center of both awards.

Photonics at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences

OSC Research: Photonics

Read more about our cutting-edge research in the science of generating, controlling and detecting particles of light.

OSC Colloquium Lecture Series

OSC Colloquium Lecture Series

A dynamic forum for the interchange of ideas in all areas of optics. Students, faculty and the public are invited to attend.



The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences is one of the premier educational and research institutions in optics and photonics worldwide. We focus on educating outstanding students with a broad foundation in all areas of optics and on providing practical experience and highly competitive technical skills. Our research program spans from optical engineering to fundamental optical physics, from photonics to image science, and provides unique opportunities to pursue cutting-edge applications of optics in real systems. Our graduates become professors, scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs, working in academia, industry, government and business around the globe.

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