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Laser acronyms

Laser Acronyms

A

* AOM – acousto-optic modulator

* APD – avalanche photodiode

* APM – additive-pulse mode locking

* ASE – amplified spontaneous emission

* AWG – arrayed waveguide grating

B

* BPP – beam parameter product

C

* CWDM – coarse wavelength division multiplexing

* CEO – carrier-envelope offset

* CPA – chirped-pulse amplification

* CW – continuous wave

D

* DBR – distributed Bragg reflector

* DCM – dispersion-compensation module or double-chirped mirror

* DFB laser – distributed feedback laser

* DFG – difference-frequency generation

* DWDM – dense wavelength division multiplexing

* DPSS – diode pumped solid state

E

* ECDL – external cavity diode laser

* EDC – electronic dispersion compensation

* EDFA – erbium-doped fiber amplifier

* Er:YAG – erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet, Er:Y3Al5O12

* EOM – electro-optic modulator

* ESA – excited state absorption

F

* FEL – free electron laser

* FREAG – frequency-resolved electro-absorption gating

* FROG – frequency-resolved optical gating

* FWM – four-wave mixing

G

* GRENOUILLE – grating-eliminated no-nonsense observation of ultrafast incident laser light e-fields

H

I

* IR – infrared

J

K

* KLM – Kerr-lens modelocking

L

* LASEK – Laser-assisted sub-epithelial keratectomy

* LASER – light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation

* LASIK – Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (eye surgery)

* LBO – lithium triborate

* LLLT – low-level laser therapy

M

* MASER – microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation

* MIIPS – multiphoton intrapulse interference phase scan

N

* Nd:YAG – neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet, Nd:Y3Al5O12

* Nd:YCOB – neodymium-doped YCOB, YCa4O(BO3)3

O

* OC – output coupler

* OPO – optical parametric oscillator

* OPA – optical parametric amplifier / optical parametric amplification

* OPCPA – optical parametric chirped pulse amplification

P

Q

R

RADAR-Radio Detecting And Ranging

S

* SHG – second harmonic generation

* SLM – single longitudinal mode

* SPIDER – spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction

* SPM – self-phase modulation

T

* TE – transverse electric mode

* TEA – transverse electrical discharge in gas at atmospheric pressure

* TEM – transverse electromagnetic mode

* TM – transverse magnetic mode

* THG – third harmonic generation

[ U

* UV – ultraviolet

V

* VCSEL – vertical cavity surface-emitting laser

* VECSEL – vertical external cavity surface-emitting laser

W

* WDM – wavelength division multiplexing

X

* XPM – cross-phase modulation

Y

* YAG – yttrium aluminium garnet

Z

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