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Keywords beginning with F

On this page you find all our articles on keywords beginning with "F". Further below, you find the acronyms.

(See also: list of products for the letter F)

f–2f interferometer → frequency combs

fabrication of optical fibers → fiber fabrication

Fabry–Pérot interferometers

Fabry–Perot laser diodes

Faraday isolators

Faraday isolators:
Spotlight 2010-06-09: Poor man's isolator

Faraday rotators

fast absorbers → saturable absorbers

fast axis → diode bars

fast light → superluminal transmission

faster than light → superluminal transmission

F-centers → color centers

femtosecond fiber lasers → mode-locked fiber lasers

femtosecond lasers

femtosecond lasers:
Solid state lasers for ultrashort pulses – a diverse family

femtosecond pulse amplifiers → ultrafast amplifiers

ferroelectric domain engineering → periodic poling

few-cycle pulses → ultrashort pulses

few-mode fibers

fiber amplifiers

fiber amplifiers:
Case study: erbium-doped fiber amplifier
Case study: pulse amplification in a fiber amplifier
Fiber Amplifiers – a technology for many applications
Modeling multi-stage amplifiers with RP Fiber Power
Pulse amplification in the steady state
Spotlight 2007-07-30: Fiber amplifiers: stronger ASE in backward direction
Transverse dependencies in fiber amplifier and laser modeling
Tutorial on Fiber Amplifiers
Tutorial on Modeling of Fiber Amplifiers and Lasers
Pump absorption in amplifier fibers

fiber arrays

fiber Bragg gratings

fiber Bragg gratings:
Case study: mode coupling in a fiber Bragg grating
Case study: mode coupling in a fiber Bragg grating

fiber bundles

fiber cables

fiber cladding

fiber cleavers

fiber coils

fiber collimators

fiber connectors

fiber connectors:
Tutorial chapter on accessories and tools for optical fibers

fiber core

fiber couplers

fiber couplers:
Case study: fused fiber coupler
Tutorial chapter on fiber couplers

fiber coupling stages → fiber launch systems

fiber drawing towers → fiber fabrication

fiber end caps → core-less end caps

fiber ends:
Tutorial chapter on fiber ends

fiber fabrication

fiber fuse

fiber joints

fiber joints:
Tutorial chapter on fiber joints

fiber lasers

fiber lasers:
Spotlight 2008-06-06: Fiber lasers which are no fiber lasers
Spotlight 2011-02-10: Fiber lasers: more difficult to design than bulk lasers
Tutorial on Modeling of Fiber Amplifiers and Lasers

fiber lasers versus bulk lasers

fiber launch systems

fiber loop mirrors

fiber manufacturing → fiber fabrication

fiber modes:
Case study: calculation of the modes of a germanosilicate fiber
Spotlight 2006-10-04: Higher-order modes of fibers: a solution for single-mode guidance with large mode area?
Spotlight 2008-04-15: Abused photonics terms: modes
Spotlight 2014-07-28: How to define the mode radius of a fiber?
Tutorial chapter on fiber modes

fiber modes → fibers

fiber nonlinearities:
Spotlight 2010-03-03: Thresholds for nonlinear effects in fiber amplifiers
Spotlight 2010-03-09: Nonlinearities in fiber amplifier modeling
Tutorial chapter on nonlinearities of optical fibers

fiber optics

fiber optics:
Tutorial on Passive Fiber Optics

fiber optics::
Field Guide to Fiber Optics

fiber patch cables

fiber polarization controllers

fiber preforms

fiber rods → fiber bundles

fiber sensors → fiber-optic sensors

fiber simulation software

fiber splices → fiber joints

fiber splitters:
Tutorial chapter on fiber couplers and splitters

fiber to the home

fiber-coupled diode lasers

fiber-feedback parametric oscillators → optical parametric oscillators

fiber-optic arrays → fiber arrays

fiber-optic attenuators

fiber-optic cables → fiber cables

fiber-optic communications → optical fiber communications

fiber-optic connectors → fiber connectors

fiber-optic links

fiber-optic networks

fiber-optic parametric amplifiers → optical parametric amplifiers

fiber-optic patch cords → fiber cables

fiber-optic plates

fiber-optic pump combiners

fiber-optic sensors

fiber-optic splitters → fiber couplers

fiber-optic tapers


Spotlight 2006-12-03: Diffraction in optical fibers
Spotlight 2009-07-09: Gain-guiding index-antiguiding fibers
Spotlight 2009-10-08: Nobel Prize for Charles K. Kao for pioneering work on optical fibers
Spotlight 2016-09-12: An apparent paradox concerning light beams in fibers
Tutorial on Passive Fiber Optics

field curvature → optical aberrations

field lenses

field of view

field propagation:
Tutorial chapter on power propagation vs. field propagation

field stops

figure-of-eight laser → mode-locked fiber lasers

filters → optical filters


first surface mirrors

Fizeau interferometers

flash lamp pumping → lamp-pumped lasers

flash lamps

flat optics

flat-top beams

flat-top beams:
Spotlight 2010-04-08: Creating a top-hat laser beam focus

flint glasses



fluorescence lifetime → upper-state lifetime

fluorescence microscopy

fluorescence quenching → quenching

fluorescence spectroscopy

fluorescent cooling → optical refrigeration

fluorescent lamps

fluoride fibers

fluoride glasses

fluorine lasers → excimer lasers

fluorozirconate fibers → fluoride fibers

fly-wheel oscillators → frequency metrology

FM mode locking → mode locking


focal distance

focal length

focal plane arrays

focal points and focal planes

Fock states → nonclassical light


focusing of light beams:
Spotlight 2009-11-22: The beam focus – not just a demagnified version of your beam

focusing power → focal length

forbidden transitions

forbidden transitions:
Spotlight 2011-03-13: What if solid-state laser transitions would be much stronger?

forsterite crystals → chromium-doped laser gain media

forward and backward pumping:
Tutorial chapter on forward and backward pumping of fiber amplifiers

Fourier limit → transform limit

Fourier optics

Fourier spectrum:
Spotlight 2007-10-11: Understanding Fourier spectra

Fourier transform spectral phase interferometry → spectral phase interferometry

Fourier transform spectroscopy

four-level and three-level gain media:
Spotlight 2006-08-12: Understanding quasi-three-level lasers
Spotlight 2017-03-15: Interesting features of over-long fiber lasers
Spotlight 2018-08-22: What is different for quasi-three-level lasers?

four-level and three-level laser gain media

fourth-harmonic generation → frequency quadrupling

four-wave mixing

Frantz–Nodvick equation → gain saturation

Franz–Keldysh effect → electroabsorption modulators

free electron lasers

free spectral range

free-space communications → free-space optical communications

free-space modes → modes

free-space optical communications

frequency chains → frequency metrology

frequency combs

frequency combs:
Spotlight 2006-07-01: Characterizing a cavity with a frequency comb
Spotlight 2006-07-01: With wavelength combs to picometer resolution

frequency conversion → nonlinear frequency conversion

frequency domain interferometry → spectral phase interferometry

frequency doubling

frequency doubling:
Spotlight 2006-08-15: The effect of a double pass in a frequency doubler
Spotlight 2006-09-29: Frequency dependence of the conversion efficiency for frequency doubling
Spotlight 2007-03-05: More efficient frequency doubling with shorter pulses?
Spotlight 2007-09-21: Optimum crystal length for frequency doubling
Spotlight 2007-10-17: Why the second-harmonic beam is smaller
Spotlight 2008-01-14: Frequency doubling: long pulses cause trouble
Spotlight 2008-01-27: Beam quality in second-harmonic generation
Spotlight 2013-08-26: Frequency doubling and the reverse process
Spotlight 2014-11-14: Correctly designing frequency conversion stages: not easy, but worthwhile!

frequency metrology

frequency noise

frequency quadrupling

frequency standards → optical frequency standards

frequency synthesizers → frequency combs

frequency tripling

frequency-resolved optical gating

Fresnel equations

Fresnel lenses

Fresnel number

Fresnel reflections

Fresnel zone plates → zone plates

front surface mirrors → first surface mirrors

frustrated total internal reflection → total internal reflection

f-stop number → f-number

f–theta lenses → scanning lenses

F├╝chtbauer–Ladenburg equation

fundamental mode locking

fused quartz → fused silica

fused silica

fused silica fibers → silica fibers

fusion splicing of fibers

Acronyms beginning with F

FASOR = frequency addition source of optical radiation → sum and difference frequency generation

FBG = fiber Bragg grating

FCPA = fiber-based chirped-pulse amplification

FEL = free electron laser

FLIM = fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy → fluorescence microscopy

FLM = fiber loop mirror

FMF = few-mode fiber

FOP = fiber-optic plate

FOV = field of view

FPA = focal plane array

FROG = frequency-resolved optical gating

FS mirror = first surface mirror

FTIR = Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy → Fourier transform spectroscopy

FTS = Fourier transform spectroscopy

FTTH = fiber to the home

FWM = four-wave mixing

FZP = Fresnel zone plate

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