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Hello and welcome, my name is Valentina Doushkina; the purpose of this site is to share my diverse background in the optics and photonics fields with you. With over 15 years of experience in various markets and applications; along with academic research and teaching, I hope to provide you with useful insight into the optics field.

A brief background of my professional involvement in the photonics field includes: offering my services and volunteering at the Optical Society of Southern California since 2004; residing as president in the academic year of 2010 / 2011. Currently I offer classes at the University of California Irvine, along with The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). I encourage anyone interested in learning more about the optics and photonics fields to participate, and enroll. You can find out more information by following the “Teaching” tab above.



Valentina Doushkina has over 15 years of experience designing and managing complex, high performance optical systems and product engineering programs for applications in medical instruments, projection systems, space & atmospheric sciences, communications, remote sensing, laser metrology, environmental measurements, and pollution monitoring from conceptual, optical, and opto-mechanical design and modeling, tolerance analysis, error budgeting, leading to prototype, and… (view full profile)