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On this page you find all our encyclopedia articles on keywords beginning with "I". Indented lines indicate articles on related topics. Further below, you find the acronyms.

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

idler wave → parametric amplification

in-band pumping → optical pumping

in-plane lasers → edge-emitting semiconductor lasers

index of refraction → refractive index

induced focusing → thermal lensing

infrared fibers → mid-infrared fibers

infrared light

infrared sensor cards → laser viewing cards

infrared spectroscopy → spectroscopy

infrared viewers

infrared viewers → infrared light

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 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


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

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

interference coatings → dielectric coatings


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


intermodal dispersion

intersubband transitions → quantum cascade lasers

intracavity frequency doubling

intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy

inversion → population inversion

ion beam sputtering → dielectric mirrors

ion lasers → argon ion lasers

Acronyms beginning with I

IBS = ion beam sputtering → dielectric mirrors

ICLAS = intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy

IR = infrared

… 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.