Jan. 24 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Guest Lectures on Space Optics

    Adjunct professor and OSC alumnus James B. Breckinridge, Ph.D. 1976, is currently giving a series of lectures on space optics in OPTI 416/516: Modern Astronomical Optics. Next Thursday, he'll provide a case study of the Hubble Space Telescope's optics build, its infamous spherical aberration and the subsequent repair.

    Interest piqued? Please visit Meinel 432 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. on Jan. 31.

    Optics REU Opportunities

    Undergrads who are not crossing the stage this spring or summer — and who hold a 3.0 GPA or above — are invited to apply to the following 10-week Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs:

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    Staff Creates 'On Our Own Time'

    During our early mornings and night shifts or between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., you know us as advisors, associates, custodians, coordinators, specialists, scientists and technicians. But on our own time, we're crafters, painters, sculptors and more.

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    Colloquium: Marcos Dantus

    Thursday, Jan. 31, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Media Mentions

    Optical Scientists Among Those Awarded by Tech Launch Arizona

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    Student with Optics Minor Receives Outstanding Paper Nod

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    Faculty Recognition and Superlative Staff

    Remote Sensing Group Gets AO Cover

    "Design and Calibration of Field Deployable Ground-Viewing Radiometers," written by OSC's Remote Sensing Group, was chosen as the cover article for the second issue of the 52nd volume of OSA journal Applied Optics.

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    Contracts & Grants

    Automated Interferometric Alignment

    Principal Investigator: Rongguang Liang

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    I-Corps: Path Towards Commercialization of High-Power Tunable Mid- to Far-IR Lasers Using Novel Two-Color VECSEL

    Principal Investigator: Mahmoud Fallahi

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    Passive Optical Sensing Technologies

    Principal Investigator: J. Scott Tyo

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    VNIR Transfer Radiometer

    Principal Investigator: Stuart F. Biggar

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    Wideband Microwave Random Sensor Array for Distributed HPM Detection and Monitoring

    Principal Investigator: J. Scott Tyo

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Evening Reception at Photonics West

    The College of Optical Sciences is hosting a special Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception during the SPIE Photonics West conference, on Feb. 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Morgan Meeting Room of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

    All alumni, industrial affiliates, friends and faculty are invited to attend. If you plan to make an appearance, please RSVP to Kaye Rowan at 520-626-8754 or rowan@optics.arizona.edu.

    Say Hello to LAS-CAD GmbH!

    The college would like to wish a warm welcome to LAS-CAD GmbH, its newest Industrial Affiliates program member. Based out of Munich, Germany, LASCAD is the industry-leading software program for laser cavity analysis and design, providing multiphysics analysis of the complicated interaction between thermal and optical fields in solid-state lasers.

    Employment Opportunities

    Optomechanical Engineer | Quartus Engineering

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    Optical Engineer | U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

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