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(Acronyms: see below)

D4σ method → beam radius

damage threshold → laser-induced damage

data transmission → optical data transmission

dechirping → pulse compression


delayed self-heterodyne interferometer → self-heterodyne linewidth measurement

depolarization loss

depressed cladding → fibers

detector cards → laser viewing cards

diameter–divergence product

diameter of laser beam → beam radius

dichroic mirrors

dielectric coatings

dielectric mirrors

Spotlight 2006-11-02: Reflection spectrum of tilted dielectric mirrors

difference frequency generation → sum and difference frequency generation

differential mode delay

diffraction gratings

diffraction-limited beams

diffusion bonding → composite laser crystals

diode arrays → diode bars

diode bars

Spotlight 2010-04-16: Why large mode area waveguides do not work for laser diodes

diode drivers → laser diode drivers

diode lasers

diode modules → laser diode modules

diode-pumped lasers

Spotlight 2007-06-01: Characterize your pump beam!

diode stacks

diopters → focal length

dioptric power → focal length

direct diode lasers

disk lasers → thin-disk lasers


dispersion compensation

dispersion compensation modules

dispersion-decreasing fibers

dispersion-flattened fibers → dispersion-shifted fibers

dispersion management

dispersion relations → Kramers–Kronig relations

dispersion-shifted fibers

dispersive mirrors

dispersive pulse compression → pulse compression

dispersive spectral analysis → spectrometers

dispersive wave

distance measurements with lasers

distributed amplifiers

distributed Bragg reflector lasers

distributed feedback lasers

distributed mirrors → Bragg mirrors

distributed sensors → fiber-optic sensors

divergence angle → beam divergence

divided-pulse amplification

Spotlight 2007-03-11: Divided-pulse amplification

domain engineering → periodic poling

domain inversion → periodic poling

domain-patterned semiconductors → orientation-patterned semiconductors

doped fiber amplifiers → fiber amplifiers

doped fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers

doped insulator lasers

doped insulator lasers → solid-state lasers

doping concentration

Spotlight 2006-07-01: Lifting the confusion concerning doping concentrations

Doppler broadening

Doppler cooling

Doppler limit

double-chirped mirrors → chirped mirrors

double-clad fibers

Tutorial chapter on double-clad fibers

double pulses

double refraction → birefringence

doubly resonant cavities → resonant frequency doubling

doubly resonant oscillators → optical parametric oscillators

dressed states → Sisyphus cooling

dual-stage amplifiers → amplifier chains

duty cycle → quasi-continuous-wave operation

dye lasers

dynamically unstable resonators → unstable resonators

Acronyms beginning with D

DBR = distributed Bragg reflector → distributed Bragg reflector lasers

DCF = dispersion compensating fiber

DCM = dispersion compensation module or double-chirped mirror

DDF = dispersion-decreasing fiber

DDL = direct diode laser

DEDFA = distributed erbium-doped fiber amplifier

DFB laser = distributed feedback laser

DFG = difference-frequency generation

DMD = differential mode delay

DPA = divided-pulse amplification

DPSSL = diode-pumped solid-state laser

DRO = doubly resonant (parametric) oscillator

DWDM = dense wavelength division multiplexing

… and if you need any more help on such topics, consider to use the consulting services of RP Photonics Consulting GmbH! There is a variety of various services available in topical areas such as lasers, amplifiers, nonlinear optics, fiber optics, ultrashort pulses, multilayer mirrors, noise and fluctuations, and other topics in photonics and optoelectronics.