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Keywords beginning with I

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

(See also: list of products for the letter I.)

idler wave → parametric amplification

idler waves: Spotlight 2007-12-11: The idler wave – essential for parametric amplification and oscillation


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 spectrometers → hyperspectral imaging

imaging with a lens

in-band pumping

in-plane lasers → edge-emitting semiconductor lasers

incandescence → thermal radiation

incandescent lamps

incandescent lamps: Spotlight 2009-11-03: Coherent light from a bulb?

index matching fluids

index of refraction → refractive index

index-depressed cladding → fiber cladding

indicator lamps → signal lamps

induced focusing → thermal lensing

industrial lasers

inelastic scattering → scattering

infrared absorption → absorption

infrared cameras

infrared detector cards → laser viewing cards

infrared detectors

infrared emitters

infrared fibers → mid-infrared fibers

infrared light

infrared optics

infrared sensor cards → laser viewing cards

infrared sources: Spotlight 2016-10-27: Challenges for nonlinear frequency conversion in extreme wavelength regions

infrared spectroscopy → spectroscopy

infrared thermography → thermal imaging

infrared viewers

inhomogeneous broadening

inhomogeneous saturation

injection locking

injection seeding

inner cladding → double-clad fibers

insertion loss

instantaneous frequency

integrated optics

integrated optoelectronic devices → photonic integrated circuits

integrating spheres

intensity → optical intensity

intensity modulators

intensity noise

intensity noise: Spotlight 2018-06-08: Understanding intensity noise

intensity profile measurement → beam profilers

intensity-to-phase coupling → linewidth enhancement factor

inter-satellite communications → free space optical communications


interference: Spotlight 2009-05-22: Interference effects with imbalanced intensity levels

interference: Spotlight 2007-09-27: Light plus light = darkness: no energy problem, but quantum weirdness

interference coatings → dielectric coatings

interference filters


interferometers: Spotlight 2008-07-13: The simplified history of the Michelson–Morley experiment


intermediate image planes → image planes

intermodal dispersion

intersubband transitions → quantum cascade lasers

intracavity frequency doubling

intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy

intracavity pumping

inversion → population inversion

ion beam sputtering → dielectric mirrors

ion lasers


Acronyms with I

IBS = ion beam sputtering → dielectric mirrors

ICLAS = intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy

II = image intensifier

IR = infrared

IR optics = infrared optics

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