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Lasers Technology at IVC


​Photonics involves cutting-edge applications of lasers, cameras, lenses, mirrors, sensors, displays, fiber optics and other technical devices that interact with light. Photonics enables a variety of fields such as medicine, defense, aerospace, telecommunications, entertainment and more. 

Funded by a National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education Grant, the Laser Technology instructors are leading hands-on, laboratory-driven classes utilizing state-of-the-art industrial equipment. Instructors also work with the local business and education community to provide on-site demonstrations to increase awareness of the diverse opportunities in the field of photonics. In addition to laboratory skills, students are also offered one-on-one support and career advice, including résumé and LinkedIn profile building. 

New courses developed and taught at IVC are based on the industry-guided photonics curricula written by industry professionals and published by OP-TEC, the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education. Photonics courses are being taught at IVC's Advanced Technology Education Park in Tustin. 


Lianna Zhao, MD
Dean, Physical Sciences & Technologies

Kiana Tabibzadeh, PhD
Department Chair, Physical Sciences & Technologies

T: 949-282-2704

Advanced Technology Education Park (ATEP)
15445 Lansdowne Road, Tustin, CA 92782

Funding for this program was provided by OP-TEC, The National Center for Optics and Photonics Education, based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. NSF/DUE0603275


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