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general optics optical amplifiers
optical materials vision, displays and imaging
fiber optics and waveguides lightwave communications
optical resonators quantum optics
nonlinear optics fluctuations and noise
photonic devices optical metrology
light detection and characterization light pulses
optoelectronics methods
lasers physical foundations

General optics

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Abbe number
ABCD matrix
aberrations → optical aberrations
absorbance
absorbing coatings → black coatings
absorptance
absorption
absorption coefficient
absorption length
absorptivity → absorptance
achromatic lenses → lenses
achromatic optics
adjoint modes → resonator modes
afocal optical systems
aluminum mirrors → metal-coated mirrors
anamorphic prism pairs
anamorphic prisms → prisms
anomalous dispersion → dispersion
aperture stops
apochromats → achromatic optics
aspheric lenses → aspheric optics
aspheric optics
astigmatism
attenuation coefficient → absorption coefficient
axial modes → resonator modes
ball lenses
beam collimation → collimated beams
beam collimators
beam diameter → beam radius
beam distortions → beam quality
beam divergence
beam expanders
beam focus → beam waist
beam homogenizers
beam parameter product
beam propagation factor → M2 factor
beam quality
beam quality factor → M2 factor
beam radius
beam splitters
beam viewing cards → laser viewing cards
beam waist
beat length → polarization beat length
Beer–Lambert law
birefringence
birefringent polarizers → polarizers
black coatings
Bragg gratings
Brewster plates
Brewster windows
Brewster's angle
brightness
cardinal points
caustic → beam quality
cavities
cavity bandwidth → resonator modes
cavity modes → resonator modes
cavity resonances → resonator modes
chirped mirrors
chromatic aberrations
chromatic dispersion
circle of confusion → imaging with a lens
cleaner cavities → mode cleaners
cleaning of optics
coherence
coherence function → coherence time
coherence length
coherence time
collimated beams
collimation optics → collimated beams
coma → optical aberrations
complex degree of temporal coherence → coherence time
complex reflection coefficient → reflectivity
complex refractive index → refractive index
condensers
confocal parameter → Rayleigh length
constringence → Abbe number
corner cube prisms
custom optics
cylindrical lenses
D4σ method → beam radius
deformable mirrors
delay lines → optical delay lines
demagnification → magnification
depth of field
depth of focus
detector cards → laser viewing cards
diameter–divergence product
diameter of laser beam → beam radius
diattenuation → dichroism
dichroism
diffraction
diffraction gratings
diffraction-limited beams
diffractive beamsplitters → diffractive optics
diffractive lenses → diffractive optics
diffractive optics
diffuse scattering → scattering
diopters → dioptric power
dioptric power
dispersion
dispersion relations → Kramers–Kronig relations
dispersive delay lines → optical delay lines
dispersive mirrors
dispersive spectral analysis → spectrometers
divergence angle → beam divergence
domes → optical domes
double-chirped mirrors → chirped mirrors
double refraction → birefringence
dynamically unstable resonators → unstable resonators
effective Rayleigh length → Rayleigh length
elastic scattering → scattering
emission spectrum → optical spectrum
emissivity
entangled states → photons
entrance and exit pupil
exit pupil → entrance and exit pupil
extinction ratio → polarization of light
f–theta lenses → scanning lenses
f-number
f-stop number → f-number
Faraday isolators
Faraday rotators
fast light → superluminal transmission
faster than light → superluminal transmission
field curvature → optical aberrations
field stops
first surface mirrors
flat-top beams
fluence
focal distance
focal length
focal points and focal planes
focus → beam waist
focusing power → focal length
Fourier optics
free-space modes → modes
Fresnel equations
Fresnel lenses
Fresnel number
Fresnel reflections
front surface mirrors → first surface mirrors
Gaussian beams
Gaussian optics
geometrical optics
gold mirrors → metal-coated mirrors
Gouy phase shift
gradient-index filters → rugate filters
gradient-index lenses
gratings → diffraction gratings
group delay
group delay dispersion
group index
group refractive index → group index
group velocity
group velocity dispersion
guided modes → modes
half-wave plates → waveplates
hand lenses → magnifying glasses
heat radiation → infrared light
Hermite–Gaussian modes
higher-order dispersion → dispersion
higher-order modes
holography
hyperfocal distance
image distortion → optical aberrations
image planes
image space → object and image space
imaging
imaging with a lens
index matching fluids
index of refraction → refractive index
inelastic scattering → scattering
infrared absorption → absorption
infrared detector cards → laser viewing cards
infrared light
infrared optics
infrared sensor cards → laser viewing cards
insertion loss
instantaneous frequency
intensity → optical intensity
intermediate image planes → image planes
irradiance
k vector → wave vector
Kramers–Kronig relations
laser beam quality → beam quality
laser beams
laser diode collimators
laser light
laser line optics
laser line polarizers → thin-film polarizers
laser optics
laser radiation → laser light
laser speckle
laser viewing cards
lateral modes → higher-order modes
law of Snellius → refraction
left-handed metamaterials → photonic metamaterials
lens arrays → microlens arrays
lens speed → f-number
lenses
light absorption → absorption
light intensity → optical intensity
linear absorption → absorption
linear polarization → polarization of light
linear polarizers → polarizers
loupes
M2 factor
magnification
magnifying glasses
manufacturing of optics → optical fabrication
metal-coated mirrors
metamaterials → photonic metamaterials
microcavities → cavities
microlens arrays
microlenses
mirrors
mm mrad → beam parameter product
mode cleaners
mode matching
modes
monochromatic light
monochromators
monochromators → spectrometers
near field and far field
negative-index materials → photonic metamaterials
neutral density filters
Nipkow discs → pinholes
nodal points
normal dispersion → dispersion
numerical aperture
object and image space
objective lenses → objectives
objectives
optical aberrations
optical absorption → absorption
optical breadboards
optical cavities → cavities
optical delay lines
optical density
optical domes
optical fabrication
optical flats
optical fluence → fluence
optical frequency
optical images → imaging
optical imaging → imaging
optical intensity
optical isolators → Faraday isolators
optical materials
optical mirrors → mirrors
optical phase
optical power
optical retardance → retardance
optical return loss → return loss
optical slits
optical spaces → object and image space
optical spectrum
optical spectrum analyzers
optical tables
optical thickness
optical wavelength → wavelength
optical windows
optics
optics cleaning → cleaning of optics
optics for lasers → laser optics
opto-mechanics
parabolic mirrors
parasitic absorption → absorption
paraxial approximation
phase → optical phase
phase coherence → coherence
phase velocity
photometry
photonic metamaterials
photons
physical optics → wave optics
pinholes
plane waves
plastic optics
plate beam splitters → beam splitters
polarization beam combining
polarization beat length
polarization coupling → polarization beam combining
polarization extinction ratio → polarization of light
polarization of light
polarization rotators → Faraday rotators
polarizers
polarizing beam splitters → polarizers
polarizing cubes → thin-film polarizers
Polaroid filters → polarizers
polychromatic light
polymer optics → plastic optics
power splitters → beam splitters
principal dispersion
principal points and principal planes
prism-based beam expanders → anamorphic prism pairs
prism pairs
prism retroreflectors → prisms
prisms
propagation losses
protected metal-coated mirrors → first surface mirrors
pupils → entrance and exit pupil
q parameter → Gaussian beams
quarter-wave plates → waveplates
quasi-monochromatic light → monochromatic light
radiance
radiant energy
radiant flux
radiometers → radiometry
radiometry
radius of laser beam → beam radius
ray optics → geometrical optics
ray transfer matrix → ABCD matrix
Rayleigh length
Rayleigh scattering
references surfaces → optical flats
reflectance
reflection coefficient of an interface → Fresnel equations
reflectivity
refraction
refractive index
refractive index fluids → index matching fluids
residual absorption → absorption
resonator bandwidth → resonator modes
resonator modes
retardance
retarders → retardance
retroreflecting prisms → corner cube prisms
retroreflectors
return loss
rod lenses
rugate filters
scanning delay lines → optical delay lines
scanning lenses
scanning spectrometers → spectrometers
scattering
second-order dispersion → group delay dispersion
Sellmeier formula
sensor cards → laser viewing cards
sheet polarizers → polarizers
silicone optics → plastic optics
silver mirrors → metal-coated mirrors
slow light → velocity of light
Snell's law → refraction
spatial coherence → coherence
spatial filters → mode cleaners
spatial frequencies → Fourier optics
speckle → laser speckle
spectral beam combining
spectral lines
spectral radiance → radiance
spectrographs
spectrometers
spectrophotometers
spectroradiometers → spectrometers
spectrum → optical spectrum
speed of light → velocity of light
spherical aberrations
standard spectral lines
super-black coatings → black coatings
superluminal transmission
telecentric lenses
telescopes
TEM modes → resonator modes
temporal coherence → coherence
thin-film polarizers
top-hat beams → flat-top beams
transmission loss → insertion loss
transmissivity
transmittance
transverse modes → higher-order modes
trihedral prisms → corner cube prisms
ultraviolet absorption → absorption
ultraviolet light
ultraviolet optics
unstable resonators
UV-enhanced aluminum mirrors → first surface mirrors
V number of a dispersive material → Abbe number
vacuum velocity of light → velocity of light
vacuum wavelength → wavelength
vacuum windows → optical windows
velocity of light
waist radius → beam waist
wave optics
wave vector
wavefront distortions → beam quality
wavefronts
waveguide modes → modes
wavelength
wavelength beam combining → spectral beam combining
wavenumber
waveplates
wedge prisms
wire grid polarizers → polarizers
working distance
zero dispersion wavelength

Optical materials

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absorbing coatings → black coatings
active fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
active laser media → gain media
amplifier fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
amplifying fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
black coatings
ceramic gain media
chromium-doped gain media
clustering
composite laser crystals
concentration of dopant → doping concentration
crown glasses → optical glasses
diffusion bonding → composite laser crystals
domain engineering → periodic poling
domain inversion → periodic poling
domain-patterned semiconductors → orientation-patterned semiconductors
doped fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
doped insulator lasers
doping concentration
electric-field poling → periodic poling
erbium-doped fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
erbium-doped gain media
ferroelectric domain engineering → periodic poling
flint glasses → optical glasses
fluoride fibers
fluoride glasses
fluorozirconate fibers → fluoride fibers
forsterite crystals → chromium-doped gain media
four-level and three-level gain media
fused silica fibers → silica fibers
gain media
gray tracking → photodarkening
green-induced infrared absorption → photodarkening
ground state laser transitions → four-level and three-level gain media
heavy metal fluoride fibers → fluoride fibers
hybrid laser crystals → composite laser crystals
index matching fluids
infrared optics
lanthanide lasers → rare-earth-doped gain media
laser crystals
laser crystals versus glasses
laser fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
laser gain media → gain media
laser glasses → laser crystals versus glasses
laser media → gain media
left-handed metamaterials → photonic metamaterials
light-induced absorption → photodarkening
lithium niobate and tantalate → nonlinear crystal materials
manufacturing of optics → optical fabrication
metamaterials → photonic metamaterials
mirror substrates
Nd:YAG → YAG lasers
Nd:YLF → YLF lasers
Nd:YVO4vanadate lasers
negative-index materials → photonic metamaterials
neodymium-doped fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
neodymium-doped gain media
nonlinear crystal materials
number density of dopant → doping concentration
OP-GaAs → orientation-patterned semiconductors
optical fabrication
optical glasses
orientation-patterned semiconductors
percentage of doping → doping concentration
periodic poling
phonon-terminated lasers → vibronic lasers
phosphate glasses
phosphors
photo-induced attenuation → photodarkening
photochromic damage → photodarkening
photochromic materials
photodarkening
photoinduced losses → photodarkening
photonic metamaterials
praseodymium-doped fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
quasi-three-level lasers → four-level and three-level gain media
rare-earth-doped fibers
rare-earth-doped gain media
reabsorption in gain media → four-level and three-level gain media
refractive index fluids → index matching fluids
self-darkening materials → photochromic materials
silica fibers
super-black coatings → black coatings
three-level gain media → four-level and three-level gain media
thulium-doped fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
transition-metal-doped gain media
transparency intensity → four-level and three-level gain media
tungstate lasers
vanadate lasers
vibronic lasers
YAG lasers
Yb:YAG, Yb:KGW, Yb:KYW, Yb:glass, … → ytterbium-doped gain media
YLF lasers
ytterbium-doped fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
ytterbium-doped gain media

Fiber optics and waveguides

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acceptance angle in fiber optics
active fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
active optical cables → fiber-optic links
adiabatic soliton compression
air-guiding fibers → hollow-core fibers
amplifier fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
amplifying fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
angle cleaving → cleaving of fibers
aperiodic fiber gratings → fiber Bragg gratings
bandwidth–distance product
bat ear controllers → fiber polarization controllers
beat length → polarization beat length
bend losses
birefringent fibers → polarization-maintaining fibers
bound modes → guided waves
Bragg fibers → photonic bandgap fibers
Bragg grating sensors → fiber-optic sensors
Brillouin scattering
bulk lasers versus fiber lasers → fiber lasers versus bulk lasers
bundled fibers → fiber bundles
C band → optical fiber communications
chalcogenide fibers → mid-infrared fibers
chemical vapor deposition → fiber fabrication
cladding → fiber cladding
cladding mode strippers
cladding modes
cladding-pumped fibers → double-clad fibers
cleavers → fiber cleavers
cleaving of fibers
connectors for fibers → fiber connectors
core → fiber core
core-less end caps
coupled-mode theory → mode coupling
crystalline fibers → single-crystal fibers
cut-off wavelength
depressed cladding → fiber cladding
depressed cladding → fibers
differential mode delay
dispersion-decreasing fibers
dispersion-flattened fibers → dispersion-shifted fibers
dispersion-shifted fibers
distributed amplifiers
distributed Bragg reflector lasers
distributed sensors → fiber-optic sensors
doped fiber amplifiers → fiber amplifiers
doped fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
double-clad fibers
effective modal bandwidth → modal bandwidth
effective mode area
effective refractive index
effective step-index profile → step-index fibers
effectively single-mode fibers → single-mode fibers
elliptical core → polarization-maintaining fibers
endlessly single-mode fibers → photonic crystal fibers
erbium-doped fiber amplifiers
erbium-doped fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
fabrication of optical fibers → fiber fabrication
femtosecond fiber lasers → mode-locked fiber lasers
few-mode fibers
fiber amplifiers
fiber Bragg gratings
fiber bundles
fiber cables
fiber cladding
fiber cleavers
fiber collimators
fiber connectors
fiber core
fiber-coupled diode lasers
fiber couplers
fiber coupling stages → fiber launch systems
fiber drawing towers → fiber fabrication
fiber end caps → core-less end caps
fiber fabrication
fiber fuse
fiber joints
fiber lasers
fiber lasers versus bulk lasers
fiber launch systems
fiber loop mirrors
fiber manufacturing → fiber fabrication
fiber modes → fibers
fiber-optic cables → fiber cables
fiber-optic communications → optical fiber communications
fiber-optic connectors → fiber connectors
fiber-optic links
fiber-optic networks
fiber-optic patch cords → fiber cables
fiber-optic plates
fiber-optic pump combiners
fiber-optic sensors
fiber-optic tapers
fiber optics
fiber patch cables
fiber polarization controllers
fiber preforms → fiber fabrication
fiber rods → fiber bundles
fiber sensors → fiber-optic sensors
fiber simulation software
fiber splices → fiber joints
fiber to the home
fibers
figure-of-eight laser → mode-locked fiber lasers
fluoride fibers
fluorozirconate fibers → fluoride fibers
free-space modes → modes
fused silica fibers → silica fibers
fusion splicing of fibers
Giles parameters
glass fibers → fibers
graded-index fibers
group velocity dispersion
guided modes → modes
guided waves
heavy metal fluoride fibers → fluoride fibers
high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers
higher-order modes
higher-order solitons
holey fibers → photonic crystal fibers
hollow-core fibers
index-depressed cladding → fiber cladding
infrared fibers → mid-infrared fibers
inner cladding → double-clad fibers
insertion loss
intermodal dispersion
L band → optical fiber communications
large-core fibers
large mode area fibers
laser fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
lateral modes → higher-order modes
launching light into fibers → fiber launch systems
leaky modes
long-period fiber Bragg gratings → fiber Bragg gratings
LP modes
Marcuse formula → mode radius
master oscillator fiber amplifier
mechanical fiber splices
microbends of fibers
microstructure fibers → photonic crystal fibers
mid-infrared fibers
misalignment of fibers → fiber joints
modal bandwidth
modal dispersion → intermodal dispersion
modal refractive index → effective refractive index
mode area → effective mode area
mode coupling
mode cut-off → cut-off wavelength
mode field converters
mode field diameter → mode radius
mode-locked fiber lasers
mode radius
mode solvers → fiber simulation software
mode strippers → cladding mode strippers
modes
modified chemical vapor deposition → fiber fabrication
monocrystalline fibers → single-crystal fibers
monomode fibers → single-mode fibers
multi-core fibers
multi-mode fibers → multimode fibers
multimode fibers
multimode pump combiners → fiber-optic pump combiners
multimode waveguides → waveguides
nanofibers
neodymium-doped fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
nonlinear fiber loop mirrors → fiber loop mirrors
nonlinear polarization rotation
nonlinear pulse distortion
nonlinearities
normalized frequency → V number
numerical aperture
optical fiber cables → fiber cables
optical fiber communications
optical fiber sensors → fiber-optic sensors
optical fiber technology → fiber optics
optical fibers → fibers
optical frequency domain reflectometry → fiber-optic sensors
optical nanofibers → nanofibers
optical networks → fiber-optic networks
optical power monitors
optical sensors → fiber-optic sensors
optical strain sensors
optical temperature sensors
optical time-domain reflectometers
PANDA fibers → polarization-maintaining fibers
parabolic index fibers → graded-index fibers
patch cables → fiber patch cables
phase constant → propagation constant
phosphate glasses
photonic bandgap fibers
photonic crystal fibers
photonic power → power over fiber
photosensitivity → fiber Bragg gratings
pigtailed diode lasers → fiber-coupled diode lasers
planar waveguides
plasma deposition methods → fiber fabrication
plastic optical fibers
polarization beat length
polarization controllers → fiber polarization controllers
polarization-maintaining fibers
polarization mode dispersion
polarization-preserving fibers → polarization-maintaining fibers
polycrystalline fibers → mid-infrared fibers
polymer optical fibers → plastic optical fibers
power monitors → optical power monitors
power over fiber
praseodymium-doped fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
precision fiber cleavers → fiber cleavers
preforms → fiber fabrication
propagation constant
pulse break-up → nonlinear pulse distortion
quasi-soliton pulses
radiation modes → cladding modes
Raman amplifiers
Raman effect → Raman scattering
Raman scattering
rare-earth-doped fibers
rod-in-tube method → fiber fabrication
S band → optical fiber communications
sampled grating lasers → distributed Bragg reflector lasers
sapphire fibers → single-crystal fibers
self-phase modulation
semiconductor fiber lasers → fiber lasers
sensors → fiber-optic sensors
silica fibers
single-crystal fibers
single-mode cut-off → single-mode fibers
single-mode fibers
single-polarization fibers
solution doping → fiber fabrication
specialty fibers
splicing → fusion splicing of fibers
spontaneous Raman scattering → Raman scattering
step-index fibers
stimulated Brillouin scattering → Brillouin scattering
stimulated Raman scattering → Raman scattering
strain sensors → optical strain sensors
stress rods → polarization-maintaining fibers
stretched-pulse fiber lasers → mode-locked fiber lasers
tapered fibers
telecom fibers
telecom windows → optical fiber communications
temperature sensors → optical temperature sensors
thulium-doped fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
tolerances for fiber coupling → fiber joints
transmission loss → insertion loss
transverse modes → higher-order modes
tunneling modes → leaky modes
ultrafast fiber lasers → mode-locked fiber lasers
V number
vapor deposition methods → fiber fabrication
wave breaking → nonlinear pulse distortion
waveguide dispersion
waveguide lasers
waveguide modes → modes
waveguides
ytterbium-doped fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers
zero dispersion wavelength

Optical resonators

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alignment sensitivity of optical resonators
axial mode spacing → free spectral range
cavities
cavity design → resonator design
crystalline mirrors
distributed feedback lasers
doubly resonant cavities → resonant frequency doubling
dynamically unstable resonators → unstable resonators
enhancement cavities
etalons
Fabry–Perot interferometers
finesse
free-space modes → modes
free spectral range
Fresnel number
Gires–Tournois interferometers
green problem → intracavity frequency doubling
guided modes → modes
Hermite–Gaussian modes
high-Q resonators → Q factor
higher-order modes
intracavity frequency doubling
laser cavities → laser resonators
laser resonator design → resonator design
laser resonators
lateral modes → higher-order modes
left-handed metamaterials → photonic metamaterials
metamaterials → photonic metamaterials
microcavities → cavities
misalignment → alignment sensitivity of optical resonators
mode cleaner cavities
mode competition
mode hopping
mode matching
modes
monocrystalline mirrors → crystalline mirrors
negative-index materials → photonic metamaterials
nonplanar ring oscillators
optical cavities → cavities
optical frequency
photonic metamaterials
Q factor
quality factor → Q factor
reference cavities
resonant frequency doubling
resonant second-harmonic generation → resonant frequency doubling
resonator design
resonator mode spacing → free spectral range
ring lasers
ring resonators
semiconductor mirrors → crystalline mirrors
sensitivity to alignment → alignment sensitivity of optical resonators
singly resonant cavities → resonant frequency doubling
stability zones of optical resonators
transverse modes → higher-order modes
unidirectional ring lasers → ring lasers
unstable resonators
waveguide modes → modes

Nonlinear optics

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acceptance angle in nonlinear optics → critical phase matching
angle phase matching → critical phase matching
artificial saturable absorbers → saturable absorbers
attosecond pulses → high harmonic generation
B integral
birefringent phase matching
birefringent walk-off → spatial walk-off
Brillouin scattering
coherence length
critical phase matching
cross-phase modulation
crystal ovens
difference frequency generation → sum and difference frequency generation
domain engineering → periodic poling
domain inversion → periodic poling
domain-patterned semiconductors → orientation-patterned semiconductors
doubly resonant cavities → resonant frequency doubling
doubly resonant oscillators → optical parametric oscillators
effective mode area
effective nonlinear coefficient
electric-field poling → periodic poling
electro-optic effect
electro-optic modulators
fast absorbers → saturable absorbers
ferroelectric domain engineering → periodic poling
fiber-feedback parametric oscillators → optical parametric oscillators
fiber loop mirrors
fiber-optic parametric amplifiers → optical parametric amplifiers
four-wave mixing
fourth-harmonic generation → frequency quadrupling
frequency conversion → nonlinear frequency conversion
frequency doubling
frequency quadrupling
frequency tripling
green problem → intracavity frequency doubling
group velocity mismatch
high harmonic generation
hyper Raman scattering
idler wave → parametric amplification
intracavity frequency doubling
Kerr effect
Kerr lens
Kerr nonlinearity → Kerr effect
lithium niobate and tantalate → nonlinear crystal materials
mid-infrared laser sources
mode area → effective mode area
noncritical phase matching
nonlinear amplification → parametric amplification
nonlinear coefficient → effective nonlinear coefficient
nonlinear crystal materials
nonlinear fiber loop mirrors → fiber loop mirrors
nonlinear frequency conversion
nonlinear index
nonlinear optics
nonlinear polarization
nonlinear polarization rotation
nonlinear pulse distortion
nonlinear refractive index → nonlinear index
nonlinear self-focusing → self-focusing
nonlinearities
OP-GaAs → orientation-patterned semiconductors
optical parametric amplifiers
optical parametric generators
optical parametric oscillators
optical rectification
orientation-patterned semiconductors
parabolic pulses
parametric amplification
parametric amplifiers → optical parametric amplifiers
parametric fluorescence
parametric generators → optical parametric generators
parametric oscillators → optical parametric oscillators
periodic poling
phase matching
phase-matching bandwidth
phase mismatch → phase matching
phase-sensitive amplification → parametric amplification
Poynting vector walk-off → spatial walk-off
pulse break-up → nonlinear pulse distortion
pump depletion
pump threshold → threshold pump power
quasi-phase matching
quasi-soliton pulses
Raman amplifiers
Raman effect → Raman scattering
Raman fiber lasers → Raman lasers
Raman gain
Raman lasers
Raman scattering
Raman self-frequency shift → solitons
red–green–blue sources → RGB sources
resonant frequency doubling
resonant second-harmonic generation → resonant frequency doubling
RGB sources
saturable absorbers
saturation parameter → saturable absorbers
second-harmonic generation → frequency doubling
self-focusing
self-phase modulation
self-similar pulse propagation → parabolic pulses
self-steepening → Kerr effect
similaritons → parabolic pulses
singly resonant cavities → resonant frequency doubling
singly resonant oscillators → optical parametric oscillators
slow absorbers → saturable absorbers
soliton fission → supercontinuum generation
soliton period
soliton self-frequency shift → solitons
solitons
spatial walk-off
spontaneous Raman scattering → Raman scattering
stimulated Brillouin scattering → Brillouin scattering
stimulated Raman scattering → Raman scattering
Stokes shift
sum and difference frequency generation
supercontinuum generation
sync-pumped parametric oscillators → optical parametric oscillators
t-waves → terahertz radiation
tandem OPOs → optical parametric oscillators
temperature phase matching → noncritical phase matching
temperature-stabilized ovens → crystal ovens
temporal walk-off
terahertz radiation
third-harmonic generation → frequency tripling
threshold pump power
type I or type II phase matching → phase matching
visible lasers
walk-off angle → spatial walk-off
walk-off compensation → spatial walk-off
wave breaking → nonlinear pulse distortion
z-scan measurements

Photonic devices

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achromatic lenses → lenses
acousto-optic deflectors
acousto-optic frequency shifters
acousto-optic modulators
acousto-optic Q switches
acousto-optic tunable filters
aluminum mirrors → metal-coated mirrors
anti-reflection coatings
aperiodic fiber gratings → fiber Bragg gratings
arrayed waveguide gratings
artificial saturable absorbers → saturable absorbers
attenuators → optical attenuators
autocorrelators
avalanche photodiodes
Babinet–Soleil compensators
balanced photodetection
bat ear controllers → fiber polarization controllers
beam blocks → beam dumps
beam diagnostics → beam profilers
beam dumps
beam profilers
beam shapers
beam shutters
beam traps → beam dumps
beam viewing cards → laser viewing cards
Berek compensators
Berek tunable waveplates → Babinet–Soleil compensators
birefringent filters → birefringent tuners
birefringent tuners
Bragg grating sensors → fiber-optic sensors
Bragg mirrors
Brewster plates
brightness converters
broadband light sources → superluminescent sources
bulk Bragg gratings → volume Bragg gratings
calorimeters → optical energy meters
camera sensors → image sensors
cameras
cavity dumpers → pulse pickers
CCD sensors → image sensors
chirped mirrors
choppers → optical choppers
circular multipass cells → multipass gas cells
cleaner cavities → mode cleaners
CMOS sensors → image sensors
coatings → dielectric coatings
cold cathode fluorescent lamps → fluorescent lamps
cold mirrors
color filters → optical filters
common-path interferometers
compact fluorescent lamps → fluorescent lamps
crystalline mirrors
delay lines → optical delay lines
detector cards → laser viewing cards
dichroic mirrors
dielectric coatings
dielectric mirrors
differential photodetection → balanced photodetection
diode drivers → laser diode drivers
diode modules → laser diode modules
dispersion-compensation modules
dispersive delay lines → optical delay lines
dispersive mirrors
distributed mirrors → Bragg mirrors
distributed sensors → fiber-optic sensors
doped fiber amplifiers → fiber amplifiers
double-chirped mirrors → chirped mirrors
doubly resonant oscillators → optical parametric oscillators
dual-segment photodiodes → position-sensitive detectors
electro-optic modulators
electroabsorption modulators
electron beam evaporation → dielectric mirrors
energy meters → optical energy meters
enhancement cavities
erbium-doped fiber amplifiers
etalons
Faraday isolators
Faraday rotators
fast absorbers → saturable absorbers
fiber amplifiers
fiber Bragg gratings
fiber couplers
fiber-feedback parametric oscillators → optical parametric oscillators
fiber loop mirrors
fiber-optic parametric amplifiers → optical parametric amplifiers
fiber-optic sensors
fiber polarization controllers
fiber sensors → fiber-optic sensors
filters → optical filters
Fizeau interferometers
fluorescent lamps
Franz–Keldysh effect → electroabsorption modulators
gas absorption cells → multipass gas cells
gas discharge lamps → fluorescent lamps
Geiger mode photodiodes → avalanche photodiodes
Gires–Tournois interferometers
gold mirrors → metal-coated mirrors
gradient-index filters → rugate filters
half-wave plates → waveplates
half-wave voltage → Pockels cells
halogen lamps
harmonic separators → dichroic mirrors
heat control filters → cold mirrors
Herriott multipass cells → multipass gas cells
holographic bulk gratings → volume Bragg gratings
hot mirrors
image converters → image intensifiers and image converters
image intensifiers and image converters
image sensors
incandescent lamps
infrared cameras
infrared detector cards → laser viewing cards
infrared detectors
infrared emitters
infrared sensor cards → laser viewing cards
infrared viewers
integrated optics
integrated optoelectronic devices → photonic integrated circuits
integrating spheres
intensity modulators
intensity modulators → optical modulators
intensity profile measurement → beam profilers
interference coatings → dielectric coatings
interferometers
ion beam sputtering → dielectric mirrors
joule meters → optical energy meters
knife edge beam profilers → beam profilers
laser beam shapers → beam shapers
laser beam shutters → beam shutters
laser diode drivers
laser diode modules
laser energy meters → optical energy meters
laser line mirrors → laser mirrors
laser mirrors
laser power meters → optical power meters
laser pump chambers → pump chambers
laser viewing cards
lateral effect photodiodes → position-sensitive detectors
LEDs → light-emitting diodes
lenses
light choppers → optical choppers
light-emitting diodes
liquid crystal displays
liquid crystal modulators
long-pass gas cells → multipass gas cells
long-period fiber Bragg gratings → fiber Bragg gratings
long-wave infrared detectors → infrared detectors
luxmeters → photometers
Lyot filters
Mach–Zehnder interferometers → interferometers
matrix method for multilayer structures → dielectric mirrors
metal–semiconductor–metal photodetectors
metal-coated mirrors
Michelson interferometers
microchannel plate detectors → photomultipliers
mid-infrared laser sources
mode cleaner cavities
mode cleaners
mode field converters
modulators → optical modulators
monocrystalline mirrors → crystalline mirrors
multilayer coatings → dielectric coatings
multilayer mirrors → dielectric mirrors
multipass gas cells
neutral density filters
noise eaters
nonlinear fiber loop mirrors → fiber loop mirrors
objectives for photography → photographic objectives
optical attenuators
optical choppers
optical clocks
optical clockworks
optical coatings → dielectric coatings
optical delay lines
optical energy meters
optical fiber sensors → fiber-optic sensors
optical filters
optical frequency domain reflectometry → fiber-optic sensors
optical interference coatings → dielectric coatings
optical isolators → Faraday isolators
optical modulators
optical parametric amplifiers
optical parametric generators
optical parametric oscillators
optical power meters
optical power monitors
optical sensors → fiber-optic sensors
optical strain sensors
optical temperature sensors
opto-isolators
optocouplers → opto-isolators
optoelectronics
optronics → optoelectronics
output couplers
p–i–n photodiodes
parametric amplifiers → optical parametric amplifiers
parametric generators → optical parametric generators
parametric oscillators → optical parametric oscillators
Pfund cells → multipass gas cells
phase modulators
photo cameras
photocathodes
photoconductive switches
photocouplers → opto-isolators
photodetector arrays → photodiode arrays
photodetectors
photodiode arrays
photodiodes
photoelectric detectors → photoemissive detectors
photoemissive detectors
photographic objectives
photometers
photomultipliers
photon counting
photon science → photonics
photonic integrated circuits
photonics
photoreceivers → photodetectors
photosensitivity → fiber Bragg gratings
phototransistors
phototubes
planar lightwave circuits → photonic integrated circuits
planar waveguides
Pockels cell drivers
Pockels cells
polarization controllers → fiber polarization controllers
polarization rotators → Faraday rotators
position-sensitive detectors
power meters → optical power meters
power monitors → optical power monitors
pulse pickers
pulse shapers
pump chambers
pyroelectric detectors
Q switches
quadrant photodiodes → position-sensitive detectors
quantum dots
quantum photonics
quantum wells
quarter-wave mirrors
quarter-wave plates → waveplates
rotating disc choppers → optical choppers
rotating slit profilers → beam profilers
rugate filters
saturable absorber mirrors → semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors
saturable absorbers
saturable Bragg reflectors
saturation parameter → saturable absorbers
scanning beam profilers → beam profilers
scanning delay lines → optical delay lines
semiconductor mirrors → crystalline mirrors
semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors
sensor cards → laser viewing cards
sensors → fiber-optic sensors
Shack–Hartmann wavefront sensors
silicon photonics
silver mirrors → metal-coated mirrors
singly resonant oscillators → optical parametric oscillators
slow absorbers → saturable absorbers
spatial filters → mode cleaners
strain sensors → optical strain sensors
superluminescent diodes
superluminescent sources
supermirrors
surface-emitting LEDs → light-emitting diodes
sync-pumped parametric oscillators → optical parametric oscillators
tandem OPOs → optical parametric oscillators
tapered amplifiers
temperature sensors → optical temperature sensors
terahertz detectors
terahertz sources
thermal detectors
thermal power meters → optical power meters
thin-film coatings → dielectric coatings
thin-film mirrors → dielectric mirrors
traveling-wave photodetectors → velocity-matched photodetectors
tunable light sources → wavelength-tunable light sources
tunable optical filters
tunable retarders → Babinet–Soleil compensators
tuning fork choppers → optical choppers
two-mirror beam shapers → beam shapers
Twyman–Green interferometers
Ulbricht spheres → integrating spheres
ultrafast pulse shapers → pulse shapers
V coatings → anti-reflection coatings
vacuum tube photodetectors → phototubes
variable optical attenuators
variable waveplates → Babinet–Soleil compensators
velocity-matched photodetectors
volume Bragg gratings
wavelength meters → wavemeters
wavelength-tunable light sources
wavemeters
waveplates
White cells → multipass gas cells
white light interferometers
white light sources

Light detection and characterization

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autocorrelators
avalanche photodiodes
balanced photodetection
bandwidth
beam diagnostics → beam profilers
beam profilers
beam viewing cards → laser viewing cards
calorimeters → optical energy meters
cameras
coherent detection → optical heterodyne detection
delayed self-heterodyne interferometer → self-heterodyne linewidth measurement
detectivity
detector cards → laser viewing cards
differential photodetection → balanced photodetection
dispersive spectral analysis → spectrometers
dual-segment photodiodes → position-sensitive detectors
effective pulse duration → pulse duration
electric field reconstruction → pulse characterization
emission spectrum → optical spectrum
energy meters → optical energy meters
energy of laser pulses → pulse energy
focal plane arrays
Fourier transform spectral phase interferometry → spectral phase interferometry
Fourier transform spectroscopy
frequency domain interferometry → spectral phase interferometry
frequency-resolved optical gating
Geiger mode photodiodes → avalanche photodiodes
heterodyne detection → optical heterodyne detection
homodyne detection → optical heterodyne detection
illuminance
image converters → image intensifiers and image converters
image intensifiers and image converters
infrared cameras
infrared detector cards → laser viewing cards
infrared detectors
infrared sensor cards → laser viewing cards
infrared spectroscopy → spectroscopy
infrared thermography → thermal imaging
infrared viewers
intensity → optical intensity
intensity profile measurement → beam profilers
irradiance
joule meters → optical energy meters
knife edge beam profilers → beam profilers
laser energy meters → optical energy meters
laser power meters → optical power meters
laser viewing cards
lateral effect photodiodes → position-sensitive detectors
light intensity → optical intensity
long-wave infrared detectors → infrared detectors
luminous efficacy and efficiency
luminous flux
luxmeters → photometers
microchannel plate detectors → photomultipliers
microchannel plates
monochromators
monochromators → spectrometers
night vision devices
noise-equivalent power
optical bandwidth → bandwidth
optical energy meters
optical heterodyne detection
optical intensity
optical power
optical power meters
optical power monitors
optical spectrum
optical spectrum analyzers
optical wavelength → wavelength
photo cameras
photoacoustic spectroscopy → spectroscopy
photocathodes
photoconductive detectors
photodetector arrays → photodiode arrays
photodetectors
photodiode arrays
photodiodes
photoelectric detectors → photoemissive detectors
photoelectric effect
photoemission → photoelectric effect
photoemissive detectors
photometers
photometry
photomultipliers
photon counting
photoreceivers → photodetectors
photoresistors → photoconductive detectors
phototransistors
phototubes
position-sensitive detectors
power meters → optical power meters
power monitors → optical power monitors
pulse characterization
pulse duration
pulse energy
pulse length → pulse duration
pulse width → pulse duration
pyroelectric detectors
quadrant photodiodes → position-sensitive detectors
quantum efficiency
quantum yield → quantum efficiency
radiance
radiant energy
radiant flux
radiant sensitivity → responsivity
radiometers → radiometry
radiometry
responsivity
rotating slit profilers → beam profilers
scanning beam profilers → beam profilers
scanning spectrometers → spectrometers
self-heterodyne linewidth measurement
sensitivity
sensor cards → laser viewing cards
Shack–Hartmann wavefront sensors
solar-blind photodetectors
specific detectivity → detectivity
spectral brightness
spectral phase
spectral phase interferometry
spectral radiance → radiance
spectral response of a photodetector
spectral width → bandwidth
spectrographs
spectrometers
spectrometry → spectroscopy
spectroradiometers → spectrometers
spectroscopy
spectrum → optical spectrum
terahertz detectors
thermal detectors
thermal imaging
thermal power meters → optical power meters
time domain spectroscopy → Fourier transform spectroscopy
vacuum tube photodetectors → phototubes
vacuum wavelength → wavelength
visible-blind detectors → solar-blind photodetectors
wavelength
wavelength meters → wavemeters
wavemeters
wavenumber

Optoelectronics

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avalanche photodiodes
broad area laser diodes
camera sensors → image sensors
CCD sensors → image sensors
CMOS sensors → image sensors
diode arrays → diode bars
diode bars
diode lasers
diode stacks
distributed Bragg reflector lasers
distributed feedback lasers
dual-segment photodiodes → position-sensitive detectors
electro-optics
electroabsorption modulators
external-cavity diode lasers
fast axis → diode bars
Franz–Keldysh effect → electroabsorption modulators
Geiger mode photodiodes → avalanche photodiodes
image converters → image intensifiers and image converters
image intensifiers and image converters
image sensors
integrated optoelectronic devices → photonic integrated circuits
intersubband transitions → quantum cascade lasers
laser diode bars → diode bars
laser diode stacks → diode stacks
laser diodes
lateral effect photodiodes → position-sensitive detectors
LEDs → light-emitting diodes
light-emitting diodes
microchannel plate detectors → photomultipliers
microchannel plates
optoelectronics
optronics → optoelectronics
photocathodes
photoconductive detectors
photoconductive sampling
photoconductive switches
photodetector arrays → photodiode arrays
photodetectors
photodiode arrays
photodiodes
photomultipliers
photon counting
photonic integrated circuits
photoreceivers → photodetectors
photoresistors → photoconductive detectors
phototransistors
phototubes
planar lightwave circuits → photonic integrated circuits
position-sensitive detectors
quadrant photodiodes → position-sensitive detectors
quantum cascade lasers
sampled grating lasers → distributed Bragg reflector lasers
semiconductor diode lasers → diode lasers
semiconductor lasers
silicon photonics
single-emitter laser diodes → broad area laser diodes
slow axis → diode bars
stack lasers → diode stacks
superluminescent diodes
surface-emitting LEDs → light-emitting diodes
surface-emitting semiconductor lasers
vacuum tube photodetectors → phototubes

Lasers

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absorption cross sections → transition cross sections
absorption efficiency → pump absorption
absorption saturation → pump absorption
active laser media → gain media
active mirror → thin-disk lasers
active mode locking
active stabilization of lasers → stabilization of lasers
alexandrite lasers
alignment lasers
alignment sensitivity of optical resonators
alkali vapor lasers → gas lasers
all-solid-state lasers
allowed transitions → forbidden transitions
alpha factor → linewidth enhancement factor
amplification bandwidth → gain bandwidth
amplified spontaneous emission
amplifier transitions → laser transitions
amplitude noise → intensity noise
applications of lasers → laser applications
arc lamp pumping → lamp-pumped lasers
argon fluoride lasers → excimer lasers
argon ion lasers
athermal lasers → radiation-balanced lasers
beam collimators
beam combining
beam pointing fluctuations
beam pointing stability → beam pointing fluctuations
blue lasers
brightness converters
broad-area laser diodes
bulk lasers
bulk lasers versus fiber lasers → fiber lasers versus bulk lasers
carbon dioxide lasers → CO2 lasers
cascade lasing → cooperative lasing
cavity dumping
ceramic gain media
characterization of laser beams → laser beam characterization
chemical lasers → gas lasers
chillers → laser cooling units
chillers for lasers → laser cooling units
chromium-doped gain media
class-A and class-B regime of a laser → relaxation oscillations
CO2 lasers
coherent beam combining
composite laser crystals
concentration of dopant → doping concentration
continuous-wave operation
cooling units for lasers → laser cooling units
cooperative lasing
copper vapor lasers → gas lasers
core-less end caps
cross lasers → alignment lasers
cross sections → transition cross sections
cryogenic lasers
damage threshold → laser-induced damage
depolarization loss
diffusion bonding → composite laser crystals
diode arrays → diode bars
diode bars
diode drivers → laser diode drivers
diode lasers
diode modules → laser diode modules
diode-pumped lasers
diode stacks
direct diode lasers
disk lasers → thin-disk lasers
dispersion management
distributed Bragg reflector lasers
distributed feedback lasers
doped insulator lasers
doped insulator lasers → solid-state lasers
doping concentration
duty cycle → quasi-continuous-wave operation
dye lasers
edge-emitting semiconductor lasers
effective cross sections → effective transition cross sections
effective transition cross sections
efficiency of a laser → wall-plug efficiency
electrical-to-optical efficiency → wall-plug efficiency
emission cross sections → transition cross sections
emission linewidth → linewidth
end pumping
entropy balance of lasers → radiation-balanced lasers
erbium-doped gain media
excimer lasers
excited-state absorption
external-cavity diode lasers
extinction ratio → polarization of light
eye-safe lasers
fast axis → diode bars
femtosecond fiber lasers → mode-locked fiber lasers
femtosecond lasers
fiber-coupled diode lasers
fiber end caps → core-less end caps
fiber lasers
fiber lasers versus bulk lasers
figure-of-eight laser → mode-locked fiber lasers
flash lamp pumping → lamp-pumped lasers
fluorine lasers → excimer lasers
FM mode locking → mode locking
forbidden transitions
forsterite crystals → chromium-doped gain media
four-level and three-level gain media
Frantz–Nodvick equation → gain saturation
free electron lasers
gain
gain bandwidth
gain clamping
gain compression → gain saturation
gain efficiency
gain media
gain modules → laser heads
gain narrowing
gain saturation
gain switching
gas lasers
green lasers
green problem → intracavity frequency doubling
ground state laser transitions → four-level and three-level gain media
heat capacity lasers → quasi-continuous-wave operation
helium–cadmium lasers → gas lasers
helium–neon lasers
Henry factor → linewidth enhancement factor
high brightness laser diodes
high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers
high-power lasers
hybrid laser crystals → composite laser crystals
hybrid mode locking → mode locking
in-band pumping → optical pumping
in-plane lasers → edge-emitting semiconductor lasers
induced focusing → thermal lensing
injection locking
injection seeding
intensity noise
intensity-to-phase coupling → linewidth enhancement factor
interlocks
intersubband transitions → quantum cascade lasers
intracavity frequency doubling
intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy
ion lasers → argon ion lasers
krypton fluoride lasers → excimer lasers
krypton ion lasers → argon ion lasers
lamp-pumped lasers
laser applications
laser beam characterization
laser beam combining → beam combining
laser beams
laser cavities → laser resonators
laser cooling units
laser cross sections → transition cross sections
laser crystals
laser crystals versus glasses
laser design
laser development
laser diode bars → diode bars
laser diode collimators
laser diode drivers
laser diode modules
laser diode stacks → diode stacks
laser diodes
laser disks → thin-disk lasers
laser dyes → dye lasers
laser dynamics
laser gain → gain
laser gain media → gain media
laser glasses → laser crystals versus glasses
laser hazards → laser safety
laser heads
laser-induced damage
laser light
laser line mirrors → laser mirrors
laser lines
laser linewidth → linewidth
laser media → gain media
laser mirrors
laser modeling
laser modules → laser heads
laser noise
laser optics
laser oscillators → lasers
laser physics
laser pointers
laser pump chambers → pump chambers
laser radiation → laser light
laser resonators
laser rods → rod lasers
laser safety
laser specifications
laser threshold
laser transitions
lasers
lasing without inversion
lifetime broadening → gain bandwidth
line lasers → alignment lasers
linear polarization → polarization of light
linewidth
linewidth enhancement factor
longitudinal pumping → end pumping
lower-state lifetime
master laser
master oscillator fiber amplifier
master oscillator power amplifier
medical lasers
microchip lasers
mid-infrared laser sources
misalignment → alignment sensitivity of optical resonators
mode competition
mode hopping
mode-locked diode lasers
mode-locked fiber lasers
mode-locked lasers
mode lockers → mode locking devices
mode locking
mode locking devices
modeling → laser modeling
modes of laser operation
molecular lasers
monochromaticity → linewidth
monofrequency lasers → single-frequency lasers
monolithic solid state lasers
nanosecond lasers
narrow-linewidth lasers
Nd:YAG → YAG lasers
Nd:YLF → YLF lasers
Nd:YVO4vanadate lasers
neodymium-doped gain media
nitrogen lasers → gas lasers
noise → laser noise
noise reduction → stabilization of lasers
nonlinear mirror mode locking → mode locking
nonplanar ring oscillators
number density of dopant → doping concentration
one-atom lasers → single-atom lasers
operation modes of lasers → modes of laser operation
optical damage → laser-induced damage
optical damage threshold → laser-induced damage
optical gain → gain
optical pumping
optically pumped semiconductor lasers → vertical external-cavity surface-emitting lasers
optics for lasers → laser optics
orange lasers → yellow and orange lasers
oscillators
output couplers
output coupling efficiency
parasitic lasing
passive mode locking
percentage of doping → doping concentration
phase synchronization of lasers → synchronization of lasers
phonon-terminated lasers → vibronic lasers
picosecond lasers
pigtailed diode lasers → fiber-coupled diode lasers
pointing stability → beam pointing fluctuations
polarization extinction ratio → polarization of light
polarization of light
power amplifiers → master oscillator power amplifier
power efficiency → wall-plug efficiency
power scaling of lasers
pump absorption
pump chambers
pump depletion
pump parameter
pump threshold → threshold pump power
Q-switched lasers
quantum cascade lasers
quasi-continuous-wave operation
quasi-three-level lasers → four-level and three-level gain media
radiance scaling of lasers → power scaling of lasers
radiation-balanced lasers
Raman fiber lasers → Raman lasers
Raman lasers
rational harmonic mode locking → active mode locking
reabsorption in gain media → four-level and three-level gain media
red–green–blue sources → RGB sources
red lasers
regenerative mode locking → active mode locking
relative intensity noise
relaxation oscillations
RGB sources
ring lasers
rod lasers
ruby lasers
safety → laser safety
sampled grating lasers → distributed Bragg reflector lasers
saturation of absorption → pump absorption
saturation of gain → gain saturation
scalability → power scaling of lasers
scaling procedures → power scaling of lasers
Schawlow–Townes linewidth
seed lasers
self-injection locking → injection locking
self-starting mode locking
self-terminating laser transitions
semiconductor diode lasers → diode lasers
semiconductor disk lasers → vertical external-cavity surface-emitting lasers
semiconductor fiber lasers → fiber lasers
semiconductor lasers
sensitivity to alignment → alignment sensitivity of optical resonators
SESAM mode-locked lasers → mode-locked lasers
side pumping
single-atom lasers
single-emitter laser diodes → broad area laser diodes
single-frequency lasers
single-frequency operation
single-mode operation
single transverse mode operation → single-mode operation
single-wavelength lasers → single-frequency lasers
slab lasers
slave laser
slope efficiency
slow axis → diode bars
solid state lasers
soliton mode locking
spatial hole burning
specifications for lasers → laser specifications
spectral beam combining
spectral linewidth → linewidth
spiking
spontaneous emission factor → Schawlow–Townes linewidth
spot lasers → alignment lasers
stabilization of lasers
stack lasers → diode stacks
stimulated emission
stimulated emission cross sections → transition cross sections
stretched-pulse fiber lasers → mode-locked fiber lasers
surface-emitting semiconductor lasers
surgical lasers → medical lasers
synchronization of lasers
tapered laser diodes
thermal depolarization → depolarization loss
thermal lensing
thin-disk lasers
three-level gain media → four-level and three-level gain media
threshold pump power
thresholdless lasers
timing synchronization → synchronization of lasers
titanium–sapphire lasers
transition cross sections
transition-metal-doped gain media
transitions → laser transitions
transparency intensity → four-level and three-level gain media
tunable lasers
tungstate lasers
twisted-mode technique
ultrafast diode lasers → mode-locked diode lasers
ultrafast fiber lasers → mode-locked fiber lasers
ultrafast laser physics
ultrafast lasers
ultrashort pulse generation → ultrafast lasers
ultraviolet lasers
unidirectional ring lasers → ring lasers
upconversion lasers
uses of lasers → laser applications
vanadate lasers
VCSEL arrays
vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers
vertical external-cavity surface-emitting lasers
vibronic lasers
violet lasers → blue lasers
visible lasers
wall-plug efficiency
waveguide lasers
wavelength beam combining → spectral beam combining
wavelength-swept lasers
wavelength-tunable lasers → tunable lasers
wavelength tuning
weakly allowed transitions → forbidden transitions
X-ray lasers
xenon bromide lasers → excimer lasers
YAG lasers
Yb:YAG, Yb:KGW, Yb:KYW, Yb:glass, … → ytterbium-doped gain media
yellow and orange lasers
YLF lasers
ytterbium-doped gain media

Optical amplifiers

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active laser media → gain media
amplification bandwidth → gain bandwidth
amplification factor
amplified spontaneous emission
amplifier chains
amplifier noise
amplifier stages → amplifier chains
amplifier transitions → laser transitions
amplifiers → optical amplifiers
doped fiber amplifiers → fiber amplifiers
dual-stage amplifiers → amplifier chains
erbium-doped fiber amplifiers
excess noise → amplifier noise
femtosecond pulse amplifiers → ultrafast amplifiers
fiber amplifiers
fiber simulation software
Frantz–Nodvick equation → gain saturation
gain
gain bandwidth
gain clamping
gain compression → gain saturation
gain efficiency
gain equalization
gain flattening → gain equalization
gain guiding
gain media
gain narrowing
gain saturation
Giles parameters
high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers
laser amplifiers → optical amplifiers
laser gain → gain
laser gain media → gain media
laser media → gain media
laser transitions
lifetime broadening → gain bandwidth
master oscillator fiber amplifier
master oscillator power amplifier
mode solvers → fiber simulation software
multi-stage amplifiers → amplifier chains
multipass amplifiers
noise figure
nonlinear pulse distortion
optical amplifiers
optical gain → gain
parasitic lasing
picosecond pulse amplifiers → ultrafast amplifiers
power amplification factor → amplification factor
power amplifiers → master oscillator power amplifier
pulse break-up → nonlinear pulse distortion
Raman amplifiers
rate equation modeling
regenerative amplifiers
saturation of gain → gain saturation
seed lasers
semiconductor optical amplifiers
slave laser
small-signal gain
stimulated emission
tapered amplifiers
transition-metal-doped gain media
transitions → laser transitions
ultrafast amplifiers
wave breaking → nonlinear pulse distortion

Vision, displays and imaging

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aberrations → optical aberrations
afocal optical systems
aperture stops
astigmatism
beam diagnostics → beam profilers
beam profilers
beam viewing cards → laser viewing cards
camera sensors → image sensors
cameras
CCD sensors → image sensors
circle of confusion → imaging with a lens
CMOS sensors → image sensors
coma → optical aberrations
condensers
confocal microscopy → confocal scanning microscopes
confocal scanning microscopes
conjugate planes
deformable mirrors
demagnification → magnification
depth of field
depth of focus
detector cards → laser viewing cards
diaphragms
dual-segment photodiodes → position-sensitive detectors
entrance and exit pupil
exit pupil → entrance and exit pupil
eyepieces → ocular lenses
f-number
f-stop number → f-number
field curvature → optical aberrations
field lenses
field of view
field stops
fluorescence microscopy
hand lenses → magnifying glasses
holography
hyperfocal distance
hyperspectral imaging
image converters → image intensifiers and image converters
image distortion → optical aberrations
image intensifiers and image converters
image planes
image sensors
image space → object and image space
imaging
imaging with a lens
infrared cameras
infrared detector cards → laser viewing cards
infrared sensor cards → laser viewing cards
infrared thermography → thermal imaging
infrared viewers
intensity profile measurement → beam profilers
intermediate image planes → image planes
knife edge beam profilers → beam profilers
laser microscopy
laser radar → LIDAR
laser viewing cards
lateral effect photodiodes → position-sensitive detectors
lens speed → f-number
LIDAR
light detection and ranging → LIDAR
liquid crystal displays
loupes
magnification
magnifying glasses
microscope objectives
microscopes
multiphoton microscopy → fluorescence microscopy
multispectral imaging
nanoscopy → laser microscopy
object and image space
objective lenses → objectives
objectives
objectives for photography → photographic objectives
ocular lenses
optical aberrations
optical coherence tomography
optical images → imaging
optical imaging → imaging
optical profilometers
optical spaces → object and image space
optical surface profilers → optical profilometers
phosphors
photo cameras
photographic objectives
position-sensitive detectors
principal points and principal planes
profilometers → optical profilometers
pupils → entrance and exit pupil
quadrant photodiodes → position-sensitive detectors
red–green–blue sources → RGB sources
RGB sources
rotating slit profilers → beam profilers
scanning beam profilers → beam profilers
sensor cards → laser viewing cards
spectral imaging
spherical aberrations
stimulated emission depletion microscopy → fluorescence microscopy
surface profilers → optical profilometers
telecentric lenses
telescopes
thermal imaging
two-photon microscopy → fluorescence microscopy
vignetting

Lightwave communications

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active optical cables → fiber-optic links
add–drop multiplexers → wavelength division multiplexing
amplifier noise
bandwidth–distance product
bit error rate
C band → optical fiber communications
data transmission → optical data transmission
differential mode delay
dispersion compensation
dispersion compensation modules
dispersion-flattened fibers → dispersion-shifted fibers
dispersion management
dispersion-shifted fibers
distributed amplifiers
doped fiber amplifiers → fiber amplifiers
effective modal bandwidth → modal bandwidth
electronic dispersion compensation
erbium-doped fiber amplifiers
excess noise → amplifier noise
few-mode fibers
fiber amplifiers
fiber-optic communications → optical fiber communications
fiber-optic links
fiber-optic networks
fiber to the home
free-space communications → free-space optical communications
free-space optical communications
graded-index fibers
GRISMs → dispersion compensation
integrated optoelectronic devices → photonic integrated circuits
intensity modulators → optical modulators
inter-satellite communications → free space optical communications
L band → optical fiber communications
laser communications → free-space optical communications
laser links → free space optical communications
laser transmitters → free space optical communications
lightwave communications → optical data transmission
modal bandwidth
mode division multiplexing
mode-locked diode lasers
modulators → optical modulators
multi-core fibers
optical communications → optical data transmission
optical data transmission
optical fiber communications
optical modulators
optical networks → fiber-optic networks
optical telegraph → free space optical communications
optical time-domain reflectometers
parabolic index fibers → graded-index fibers
photonic integrated circuits
planar lightwave circuits → photonic integrated circuits
polarization mode dispersion
Raman amplifiers
S band → optical fiber communications
satellite communications → free space optical communications
SDM fibers → space division multiplexing
semiconductor optical amplifiers
space communications → free space optical communications
space division multiplexing
telecom fibers
telecom windows → optical fiber communications
telecommunications → optical data transmission
time division multiplexing
transversal filters → electronic dispersion compensation
ultrafast diode lasers → mode-locked diode lasers
wavelength division multiplexing

Quantum optics

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amplified spontaneous emission
amplitude-squeezed light
anti-Stokes fluorescence cooling → optical refrigeration
antibunching → nonclassical light
black body radiation → thermal radiation
coherent detection → optical heterodyne detection
coherent states
Doppler cooling
Doppler limit
dressed states → Sisyphus cooling
entangled states → photons
fluorescent cooling → optical refrigeration
Fock states → nonclassical light
Glauber states → coherent states
heterodyne detection → optical heterodyne detection
homodyne detection → optical heterodyne detection
in-band pumping → optical pumping
incandescence → thermal radiation
key distribution → quantum cryptography
laser cooling
laser refrigeration → optical refrigeration
lasing without inversion
light forces
no-cloning theorem → quantum cryptography
nonclassical light
one-atom lasers → single-atom lasers
optical bomb → superradiance
optical heterodyne detection
optical molasses
optical pumping
optical refrigeration
optical traps → light forces
parametric fluorescence
phase-squeezed light → squeezed states of light
photon counting
photon number states → nonclassical light
photon statistics → nonclassical light
photons
polarization gradient cooling → Sisyphus cooling
quadrature squeezing → squeezed states of light
quantum cryptography
quantum dots
quantum key distribution
quantum noise
quantum optics
quantum photonics
quantum wells
Rabi frequency → Rabi oscillations
Rabi oscillations
radiation pressure
recoil limit
Schawlow–Townes linewidth
shot noise
single-atom lasers
Sisyphus cooling
spontaneous emission
spontaneous emission factor → Schawlow–Townes linewidth
squeezed states of light
standard quantum limit
superfluorescence
superradiance
thermal radiation
thresholdless lasers
vacuum noise
Zeeman slowing → Doppler cooling

Fluctuations and noise

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active stabilization of lasers → stabilization of lasers
amplified spontaneous emission
amplitude noise → intensity noise
antibunching → nonclassical light
balanced photodetection
coherent detection → optical heterodyne detection
coherent states
cycle jitter → timing jitter
delayed self-heterodyne interferometer → self-heterodyne linewidth measurement
detectivity
differential photodetection → balanced photodetection
emission linewidth → linewidth
Fock states → nonclassical light
frequency noise
Glauber states → coherent states
Gordon–Haus jitter
heterodyne detection → optical heterodyne detection
homodyne detection → optical heterodyne detection
injection locking
injection seeding
intensity noise
jitter → timing jitter
laser linewidth → linewidth
laser noise
linewidth
monochromaticity → linewidth
narrow-linewidth lasers
noise → laser noise
noise eaters
noise-equivalent power
noise figure
noise reduction → stabilization of lasers
noise specifications
nonclassical light
optical heterodyne detection
phase noise
phase-squeezed light → squeezed states of light
phase synchronization of lasers → synchronization of lasers
photon number states → nonclassical light
photon statistics → nonclassical light
power spectral density
pulse-to-pulse jitter → timing jitter
Q-switching instabilities
quadrature squeezing → squeezed states of light
quantum noise
r.m.s. values → power spectral density
recirculating fiber loops
relative intensity noise
residual jitter → timing jitter
Schawlow–Townes linewidth
self-heterodyne linewidth measurement
self-injection locking → injection locking
sensitivity
shot noise
signal-to-noise ratio
specific detectivity → detectivity
specifications of noise and fluctuations → noise specifications
spectral linewidth → linewidth
spectral power density → power spectral density
spontaneous emission
spontaneous emission factor → Schawlow–Townes linewidth
squeezed states of light
stabilization of lasers
standard quantum limit
synchronization of lasers
timing jitter
timing noise → timing jitter
timing phase
timing synchronization → synchronization of lasers
vacuum noise
Wiener–Khinchin theorem → power spectral density

Optical metrology

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absolute phase → carrier–envelope offset
absorption spectroscopy → laser absorption spectroscopy
attosecond pulse spectroscopy → time-resolved spectroscopy
autocorrelators
avalanche photodiodes
beam diagnostics → beam profilers
beam profilers
beam propagation factor → M2 factor
beam quality factor → M2 factor
beat note
carrier–envelope offset
characterization of laser beams → laser beam characterization
coherent detection → optical heterodyne detection
coherent time-resolved spectroscopy → time-resolved spectroscopy
confocal microscopy → confocal scanning microscopes
confocal scanning microscopes
cycle jitter → timing jitter
damage threshold → laser-induced damage
decibel
delayed self-heterodyne interferometer → self-heterodyne linewidth measurement
dispersive spectral analysis → spectrometers
distance measurements with lasers
dual-segment photodiodes → position-sensitive detectors
effective pulse duration → pulse duration
electric field reconstruction → pulse characterization
energy of laser pulses → pulse energy
Fizeau interferometers
fluorescence spectroscopy
fly-wheel oscillators → frequency metrology
Fourier transform spectral phase interferometry → spectral phase interferometry
Fourier transform spectroscopy
frequency chains → frequency metrology
frequency domain interferometry → spectral phase interferometry
frequency metrology
frequency-resolved optical gating
frequency standards → optical frequency standards
Geiger mode photodiodes → avalanche photodiodes
heterodyne detection → optical heterodyne detection
homodyne detection → optical heterodyne detection
illuminance
infrared spectroscopy → spectroscopy
infrared thermography → thermal imaging
integrating spheres
intensity profile measurement → beam profilers
interferometers
irradiance
jitter → timing jitter
knife edge beam profilers → beam profilers
laser absorption spectroscopy
laser beam characterization
laser distance meters → distance measurements with lasers
laser-induced damage
laser radar → LIDAR
laser rangefinders
laser spectroscopy
lateral effect photodiodes → position-sensitive detectors
LIDAR
light detection and ranging → LIDAR
luxmeters → photometers
M2 factor
Mach–Zehnder interferometers → interferometers
metrology → optical metrology
Michelson interferometers
microchannel plate detectors → photomultipliers
microscope objectives
microscopes
monochromators
monochromators → spectrometers
optical clocks
optical clockworks
optical coherence tomography
optical damage → laser-induced damage
optical damage threshold → laser-induced damage
optical flats
optical frequency
optical frequency metrology → frequency metrology
optical frequency standards
optical heterodyne detection
optical lattice clocks → optical frequency standards
optical metrology
optical power monitors
optical profilometers
optical spectrum analyzers
optical surface profilers → optical profilometers
optical time-domain reflectometers
phase shift method for distance measurements
photoacoustic spectroscopy → spectroscopy
photodetector arrays → photodiode arrays
photodiode arrays
photodiodes
photometers
photometry → optical metrology
photomultipliers
phototransistors
phototubes
position-sensitive detectors
power density
power monitors → optical power monitors
power spectral density
profilometers → optical profilometers
pulse characterization
pulse duration
pulse energy
pulse length → pulse duration
pulse repetition rate
pulse-to-pulse jitter → timing jitter
pulse width → pulse duration
pump–probe measurements
pump–probe spectroscopy → time-resolved spectroscopy
quadrant photodiodes → position-sensitive detectors
quantum beat spectroscopy → time-resolved spectroscopy
r.m.s. values → power spectral density
radiance
radiant energy
radiant flux
radiometry → optical metrology
Raman spectroscopy → laser spectroscopy
range finding → distance measurements with lasers
reference cavities
references surfaces → optical flats
remote ranging → distance measurements with lasers
repetition rate → pulse repetition rate
residual jitter → timing jitter
rotating slit profilers → beam profilers
scanning beam profilers → beam profilers
scanning spectrometers → spectrometers
self-heterodyne linewidth measurement
self-phase-stabilized pulses → carrier–envelope offset
signal-to-noise ratio
spectral brightness
spectral phase
spectral phase interferometry
spectral power density → power spectral density
spectral radiance → radiance
spectrographs
spectrometers
spectrometry → spectroscopy
spectrophotometers
spectroradiometers → spectrometers
spectroscopy
surface profilers → optical profilometers
thermal imaging
time domain spectroscopy → Fourier transform spectroscopy
time-of-flight measurements
time-resolved spectroscopy
timing jitter
timing noise → timing jitter
timing phase
transient absorption spectroscopy → time-resolved spectroscopy
triangulation
Twyman–Green interferometers
Ulbricht spheres → integrating spheres
ultrafast spectroscopy → time-resolved spectroscopy
vacuum tube photodetectors → phototubes
wavelength meters → wavemeters
wavemeters
white light interferometers
Wiener–Khinchin theorem → power spectral density
z-scan measurements

Light pulses

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absolute phase → carrier–envelope offset
active mode locking
active Q switching → Q switching
additive-pulse mode locking
adiabatic soliton compression
artificial saturable absorbers → saturable absorbers
attosecond pulses → high harmonic generation
autocorrelators
bandwidth-limited pulses
carrier–envelope offset
cavity dumpers → pulse pickers
cavity dumping
chirp
chirped mirrors
chirped-pulse amplification
chirped pulses → chirp
chromatic dispersion
comb spectra → frequency combs
damage threshold → laser-induced damage
dechirping → pulse compression
differential mode delay
dispersion compensation
dispersion compensation modules
dispersion-decreasing fibers
dispersion-flattened fibers → dispersion-shifted fibers
dispersion management
dispersion-shifted fibers
dispersive pulse compression → pulse compression
dispersive pulse stretchers → pulse stretchers
dispersive wave
divided-pulse amplification
double-chirped mirrors → chirped mirrors
double pulses
duty cycle → quasi-continuous-wave operation
effective modal bandwidth → modal bandwidth
effective pulse duration → pulse duration
electric field reconstruction → pulse characterization
energy of laser pulses → pulse energy
f–2f interferometer → frequency combs
fast absorbers → saturable absorbers
femtosecond fiber lasers → mode-locked fiber lasers
femtosecond lasers
femtosecond pulse amplifiers → ultrafast amplifiers
few-cycle pulses → ultrashort pulses
figure-of-eight laser → mode-locked fiber lasers
FM mode locking → mode locking
Fourier limit → transform limit
Fourier transform spectral phase interferometry → spectral phase interferometry
frequency combs
frequency domain interferometry → spectral phase interferometry
frequency-resolved optical gating
frequency synthesizers → frequency combs
fundamental mode locking
gain switching
Gaussian pulses
giant pulses → Q switching
Gires–Tournois interferometers
Gordon–Haus jitter
grating compressors → pulse compression
GRISMs → dispersion compensation
group delay
group delay dispersion
group velocity
group velocity dispersion
group velocity mismatch
harmonic mode locking
Haus Master equation
heat capacity lasers → quasi-continuous-wave operation
high harmonic generation
higher-order solitons
hybrid mode locking → mode locking
injection locking
injection seeding
instantaneous frequency
Kelly sidebands
Kerr lens mode locking
Kuizenga–Siegman theory
laser-induced damage
laser pulses → pulses
light pulses → pulses
master equation → Haus master equation
modal bandwidth
mode-locked diode lasers
mode-locked fiber lasers
mode-locked lasers
mode lockers → mode locking devices
mode locking
mode locking devices
multiple pulses → double pulses
nanosecond lasers
nonlinear mirror mode locking → mode locking
nonlinear polarization rotation
nonlinear pulse compression → pulse compression
nonlinear pulse distortion
numerical modeling → pulse propagation modeling
optical damage → laser-induced damage
optical damage threshold → laser-induced damage
optical frequency synthesizers → frequency combs
optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification
optical pulse generation → pulse generation
optical pulses → pulses
optical rulers → frequency combs
parabolic pulses
passive mode locking
passive Q switching → Q switching
peak power
phase synchronization of lasers → synchronization of lasers
picosecond lasers
picosecond pulse amplifiers → ultrafast amplifiers
prism pairs
pulse break-up → nonlinear pulse distortion
pulse characterization
pulse compression
pulse duration
pulse energy
pulse front tilt
pulse generation
pulse length → pulse duration
pulse pickers
pulse propagation modeling
pulse repetition rate
pulse shape → Gaussian pulses
pulse shapers
pulse stretchers
pulse width → pulse duration
pulsed laser deposition
pulsed lasers
pulses
Q-switched lasers
Q-switched mode locking
Q switching
Q-switching instabilities
QML threshold → Q-switched mode locking
quasi-continuous-wave operation
quasi-soliton pulses
Raman self-frequency shift → solitons
rational harmonic mode locking → active mode locking
regenerative amplifiers
regenerative mode locking → active mode locking
repetition rate → pulse repetition rate
rubber band model → frequency combs
saturable absorber mirrors → semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors
saturable absorbers
saturable Bragg reflectors
saturation parameter → saturable absorbers
sech2-shaped pulses
second-order dispersion → group delay dispersion
self-injection locking → injection locking
self-phase-stabilized pulses → carrier–envelope offset
self-referenced frequency combs → frequency combs
self-similar pulse propagation → parabolic pulses
self-starting mode locking
semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors
SESAM mode-locked lasers → mode-locked lasers
short pulses → pulses
similaritons → parabolic pulses
slow absorbers → saturable absorbers
soft aperture mode locking → Kerr lens mode locking
soliton compression → pulse compression
soliton mode locking
soliton period
soliton self-frequency shift → solitons
solitons
spectral phase
spectral phase interferometry
spectrograms
split-step Fourier technique → pulse propagation modeling
stretched-pulse fiber lasers → mode-locked fiber lasers
supermodes → harmonic mode locking
symmetrized split-step Fourier method → pulse propagation modeling
synchronization of lasers
synchronous pumping
tilt of pulse fronts → pulse front tilt
time–bandwidth product
time-of-flight measurements
timing synchronization → synchronization of lasers
transform limit
ultrafast amplifiers
ultrafast diode lasers → mode-locked diode lasers
ultrafast fiber lasers → mode-locked fiber lasers
ultrafast laser physics
ultrafast lasers
ultrafast optics
ultrafast pulse shapers → pulse shapers
ultrashort pulse generation → ultrafast lasers
ultrashort pulses
unchirped pulses → chirp
wave breaking → nonlinear pulse distortion

Methods

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ABCD matrix
absorption spectroscopy → laser absorption spectroscopy
active mode locking
active Q switching → Q switching
active stabilization of lasers → stabilization of lasers
add–drop multiplexers → wavelength division multiplexing
anti-Stokes fluorescence cooling → optical refrigeration
asynchronous sampling → optical sampling
atmospheric correction → laser guide stars
attosecond pulse spectroscopy → time-resolved spectroscopy
balanced photodetection
beam combining
cavity design → resonator design
chirped-pulse amplification
circle of confusion → imaging with a lens
coherent beam combining
coherent detection → optical heterodyne detection
coherent time-resolved spectroscopy → time-resolved spectroscopy
comb spectra → frequency combs
coupled-mode theory → mode coupling
dechirping → pulse compression
delayed self-heterodyne interferometer → self-heterodyne linewidth measurement
differential photodetection → balanced photodetection
dispersion compensation
dispersion management
dispersive pulse compression → pulse compression
distance measurements with lasers
divided-pulse amplification
domain engineering → periodic poling
domain inversion → periodic poling
domain-patterned semiconductors → orientation-patterned semiconductors
Doppler cooling
doubly resonant cavities → resonant frequency doubling
dressed states → Sisyphus cooling
electric-field poling → periodic poling
electro-optic field mapping → electro-optic sampling
electro-optic sampling
end pumping
eye protection
f–2f interferometer → frequency combs
ferroelectric domain engineering → periodic poling
fiber simulation software
fluorescence microscopy
fluorescence spectroscopy
fluorescent cooling → optical refrigeration
FM mode locking → mode locking
Fourier transform spectral phase interferometry → spectral phase interferometry
Fourier transform spectroscopy
frequency combs
frequency domain interferometry → spectral phase interferometry
frequency-resolved optical gating
frequency synthesizers → frequency combs
giant pulses → Q switching
Giles parameters
goggles → eye protection
grating compressors → pulse compression
GRISMs → dispersion compensation
guide stars → laser guide stars
harmonic mode locking
Haus Master equation
heterodyne detection → optical heterodyne detection
holography
homodyne detection → optical heterodyne detection
hybrid mode locking → mode locking
imaging
imaging with a lens
in-band pumping → optical pumping
infrared spectroscopy → spectroscopy
infrared thermography → thermal imaging
injection locking
injection seeding
intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy
Kerr lens mode locking
key distribution → quantum cryptography
laser absorption spectroscopy
laser beam combining → beam combining
laser cooling
laser design
laser development
laser distance meters → distance measurements with lasers
laser goggles → eye protection
laser guide stars
laser hazards → laser safety
laser marking
laser microscopy
laser modeling
laser radar → LIDAR
laser refrigeration → optical refrigeration
laser resonator design → resonator design
laser safety
laser specifications
laser spectroscopy
LIDAR
light detection and ranging → LIDAR
light forces
longitudinal pumping → end pumping
manufacturing of optics → optical fabrication
master equation → Haus master equation
mode coupling
mode locking
mode solvers → fiber simulation software
modeling → laser modeling
multiphoton microscopy → fluorescence microscopy
nanoscopy → laser microscopy
no-cloning theorem → quantum cryptography
noise reduction → stabilization of lasers
noncritical phase matching
nonlinear mirror mode locking → mode locking
nonlinear pulse compression → pulse compression
numerical modeling → pulse propagation modeling
OP-GaAs → orientation-patterned semiconductors
optical coherence tomography
optical fabrication
optical frequency synthesizers → frequency combs
optical heterodyne detection
optical images → imaging
optical imaging → imaging
optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification
optical pulse generation → pulse generation
optical pumping
optical refrigeration
optical rulers → frequency combs
optical sampling
optical time-domain reflectometers
optical traps → light forces
optical tweezers
orientation-patterned semiconductors
passive mode locking
passive Q switching → Q switching
periodic poling
phase matching
phase mismatch → phase matching
phase shift method for distance measurements
phase synchronization of lasers → synchronization of lasers
photoacoustic spectroscopy → spectroscopy
photoconductive sampling
polarization beam combining
polarization coupling → polarization beam combining
polarization gradient cooling → Sisyphus cooling
power scaling of lasers
prism pairs
pulse compression
pulse generation
pulse propagation modeling
pump–probe measurements
pump–probe spectroscopy → time-resolved spectroscopy
Q-switched mode locking
Q switching
QML threshold → Q-switched mode locking
quantum beat spectroscopy → time-resolved spectroscopy
quantum cryptography
quantum key distribution
quasi-phase matching
radiance scaling of lasers → power scaling of lasers
Raman spectroscopy
Raman spectroscopy → laser spectroscopy
range finding → distance measurements with lasers
rate equation modeling
rational harmonic mode locking → active mode locking
ray transfer matrix → ABCD matrix
reciprocity method
recirculating fiber loops
regenerative mode locking → active mode locking
remote ranging → distance measurements with lasers
resonant frequency doubling
resonant second-harmonic generation → resonant frequency doubling
resonator design
rubber band model → frequency combs
safety → laser safety
safety glasses → eye protection
sampling → electro-optic sampling
scalability → power scaling of lasers
scaling procedures → power scaling of lasers
self-heterodyne linewidth measurement
self-injection locking → injection locking
self-referenced frequency combs → frequency combs
sequential sampling → electro-optic sampling
side pumping
singly resonant cavities → resonant frequency doubling
Sisyphus cooling
sodium guide stars → laser guide stars
soft aperture mode locking → Kerr lens mode locking
soliton compression → pulse compression
soliton mode locking
specifications for lasers → laser specifications
spectral beam combining
spectral phase interferometry
spectrometry → spectroscopy
spectroscopy
split-step Fourier technique → pulse propagation modeling
stabilization of lasers
stimulated emission depletion microscopy → fluorescence microscopy
supermodes → harmonic mode locking
symmetrized split-step Fourier method → pulse propagation modeling
synchronization of lasers
synchronous pumping
temperature phase matching → noncritical phase matching
terahertz spectroscopy → optical sampling
thermal imaging
time division multiplexing
time domain spectroscopy → Fourier transform spectroscopy
time-of-flight measurements
time-resolved spectroscopy
timing synchronization → synchronization of lasers
transient absorption spectroscopy → time-resolved spectroscopy
triangulation
tweezers → optical tweezers
twisted-mode technique
two-photon microscopy → fluorescence microscopy
type I or type II phase matching → phase matching
ultrafast spectroscopy → time-resolved spectroscopy
wavelength beam combining → spectral beam combining
wavelength division multiplexing
wavelength tuning
z-scan measurements
Zeeman slowing → Doppler cooling

Physical foundations

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absorption cross sections → transition cross sections
absorption efficiency → pump absorption
absorption saturation → pump absorption
adjoint modes → resonator modes
allowed transitions → forbidden transitions
alpha factor → linewidth enhancement factor
amplifier transitions → laser transitions
axial modes → resonator modes
band gap
bandwidth
birefringent walk-off → spatial walk-off
black body radiation → thermal radiation
breakdown → laser-induced breakdown
carrier lifetime → upper-state lifetime
causality
cavity bandwidth → resonator modes
cavity modes → resonator modes
cavity resonances → resonator modes
chemiluminescence
concentration quenching → quenching
conical emission → laser-induced breakdown
cross relaxation → energy transfer
cross sections → transition cross sections
damage threshold → laser-induced damage
dark current
dispersion relations → Kramers–Kronig relations
Doppler broadening
effective cross sections → effective transition cross sections
effective transition cross sections
electro-optic effect
electro-optics
electroluminescence
emission cross sections → transition cross sections
emission linewidth → linewidth
emission spectrum → optical spectrum
energy migration → energy transfer
energy transfer
entangled states → photons
excited-state absorption
fast light → superluminal transmission
faster than light → superluminal transmission
fiber simulation software
fluorescence
fluorescence lifetime → upper-state lifetime
fluorescence quenching → quenching
forbidden transitions
Frantz–Nodvick equation → gain saturation
F├╝chtbauer–Ladenburg equation
gain compression → gain saturation
gain guiding
gain narrowing
gain saturation
Henry factor → linewidth enhancement factor
homogeneous broadening
homogeneous saturation
incandescence → thermal radiation
induced focusing → thermal lensing
inhomogeneous broadening
inhomogeneous saturation
intensity-to-phase coupling → linewidth enhancement factor
interference
inversion → population inversion
Kerr effect
Kerr lens
Kerr nonlinearity → Kerr effect
Kramers–Kronig relations
laser cross sections → transition cross sections
laser-induced breakdown
laser-induced damage
laser linewidth → linewidth
laser modeling
laser physics
laser transitions
left-handed metamaterials → photonic metamaterials
linewidth
linewidth enhancement factor
luminescence
luminescence quenching → quenching
McCumber theory
metamaterials → photonic metamaterials
metastable states
mode competition
mode solvers → fiber simulation software
modeling → laser modeling
monochromaticity → linewidth
multi-phonon transitions
multiphonon absorption
multiphoton absorption
multiphoton ionization → laser-induced breakdown
near field and far field
negative-index materials → photonic metamaterials
non-radiative transitions
nonlinear polarization
nonlinear polarization waves → polarization waves
numerical modeling → pulse propagation modeling
optical bandwidth → bandwidth
optical breakdown → laser-induced breakdown
optical damage → laser-induced damage
optical damage threshold → laser-induced damage
optical frequency
optical interference → interference
optical phase
optical spectrum
pair-induced quenching → quenching
parametric nonlinearities
phase → optical phase
phase velocity
phonons
phosphorescence
photocurrent
photoelectric effect
photoemission → photoelectric effect
photoluminescence
photonic metamaterials
photons
plane waves
Pockels effect
polarization waves
population inversion
Poynting vector walk-off → spatial walk-off
propagation losses
pulse propagation modeling
pump absorption
quantum defect
quantum efficiency
quantum yield → quantum efficiency
quenching
Rabi frequency → Rabi oscillations
Rabi oscillations
radiance
radiation pressure
radiative lifetime
radioluminescence → luminescence
Raman effect → Raman scattering
Raman gain
Raman scattering
rate equation modeling
reciprocity method
resonator bandwidth → resonator modes
resonator modes
saturated output power → saturation power
saturation energy
saturation fluence → saturation energy
saturation intensity → saturation power
saturation of absorption → pump absorption
saturation of gain → gain saturation
saturation power
self-steepening → Kerr effect
slow light → velocity of light
small-signal gain
spatial hole burning
spatial walk-off
spectral linewidth → linewidth
spectral radiance → radiance
spectral width → bandwidth
spectrum → optical spectrum
speed of light → velocity of light
split-step Fourier technique → pulse propagation modeling
spontaneous Raman scattering → Raman scattering
standing wave pattern → interference
stimulated emission
stimulated emission cross sections → transition cross sections
stimulated Raman scattering → Raman scattering
superluminal transmission
superluminescence
symmetrized split-step Fourier method → pulse propagation modeling
t-waves → terahertz radiation
TEM modes → resonator modes
terahertz radiation
thermal lensing
thermal radiation
third-order dispersion
transition cross sections
transitions → laser transitions
two-photon absorption
upconversion
upconversion quenching → quenching
upper-state lifetime
vacuum velocity of light → velocity of light
velocity of light
walk-off angle → spatial walk-off
walk-off compensation → spatial walk-off
weakly allowed transitions → forbidden transitions
zero-phonon transition → McCumber theory

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