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(Acronyms: see below)

f-2f interferometer → frequency combs

fabrication of optical fibers → fiber fabrication

Fabry–Pérot interferometers

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

femtosecond fiber lasers → mode-locked fiber lasers

femtosecond lasers

femtosecond pulse amplifiers → ultrafast amplifiers

ferroelectric domain engineering → periodic poling

few-cycle pulses → ultrashort pulses

few-mode fibers

fiber amplifiers

Tutorial on Fiber Amplifiers

Fiber Amplifiers – a Technology for Many Applications

Transverse dependencies in fiber amplifier and laser modeling

fiber Bragg gratings

fiber cables

fiber cladding → fibers

fiber cleavers

fiber collimators

fiber connectors

Tutorial chapter on accessories and tools for optical fibers

fiber core

fiber-coupled diode lasers

fiber couplers

Tutorial chapter on fiber couplers

fiber drawing tower → fiber fabrication

fiber fabrication

fiber-feedback parametric oscillators → optical parametric oscillators

fiber fuse

fiber joints

Tutorial chapter on fiber joints

fiber lasers

Spotlight 2011-02-10: Fiber lasers: more difficult to design than bulk lasers

Spotlight 2008-06-06: Fiber lasers which are no fiber lasers

fiber lasers versus bulk lasers

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 parametric amplifiers → optical parametric amplifiers

fiber-optic patch cords → fiber cables

fiber-optic sensors

fiber optics

Tutorial on Passive Fiber Optics

fiber patch cables

fiber polarization controllers

fiber preform → fiber fabrication

fiber sensors → fiber-optic sensors

fiber simulation software

fiber to the home


Tutorial on Passive Fiber Optics

Spotlight 2016-09-12: An apparent paradox concerning light beams in fibers

Spotlight 2009-10-08: Nobel Prize for Charles K. Kao for pioneering work on optical fibers

Spotlight 2009-07-09: Gain-guiding index-antiguiding fibers

Spotlight 2006-12-03: Diffraction in optical fibers

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

filters → optical filters


flash lamp pumping → lamp-pumped lasers

flat-top beams



fluorescence lifetime → upper-state lifetime

fluorescence microscopy

fluorescence quenching → quenching

fluorescent cooling → optical refrigeration

fluorescent lamps

fluoride fibers

fluorine lasers → excimer lasers

fluorozirconate fibers → fluoride fibers

fly-wheel oscillators → frequency metrology

FM mode locking → mode locking

focal length

Fock states → nonclassical light

focus → beam waist

focusing power → focal length

forbidden transitions

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

forsterite crystals → chromium-doped gain media

four-level and three-level gain media

Spotlight 2006-08-12: Understanding quasi-three-level lasers

four-wave mixing

Fourier limit → transform limit

Fourier transform spectral phase interferometry → spectral interferometry

Fourier transform spectroscopy → spectroscopy

fourth-harmonic generation → frequency quadrupling

Frantz–Nodvick equation → gain saturation

Franz–Keldysh effect → electroabsorption modulators

free electron lasers

free-space communications → free-space optical communications

free-space modes → modes

free-space optical communications

free spectral range

frequency chains → frequency metrology

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 interferometry

frequency doubling

Spotlight 2013-08-26: Frequency doubling and the reverse process

Spotlight 2008-01-27: Beam quality in second-harmonic generation

Spotlight 2008-01-14: Frequency doubling: long pulses cause trouble

Spotlight 2007-10-17: Why the second-harmonic beam is smaller

Spotlight 2007-09-21: Optimum crystal length for frequency doubling

Spotlight 2007-03-05: More efficient frequency doubling with shorter pulses?

Spotlight 2006-09-29: Frequency dependence of the conversion efficiency for frequency doubling

Spotlight 2006-08-15: The effect of a double pass in a frequency doubler

frequency metrology

frequency noise

frequency quadrupling

frequency-resolved optical gating

frequency standards → optical frequency standards

frequency synthesizers → frequency combs

frequency tripling

Fresnel equations

Fresnel number

frustrated total internal reflection → total internal reflection

F├╝chtbauer–Ladenburg equation

fundamental mode locking

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

FROG = frequency-resolved optical gating

FTTH = fiber to the home

FWM = four-wave mixing

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