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


nanoscopy → laser microscopy

nanosecond lasers

narrow-linewidth lasers

Nd:YAG → YAG lasers

Nd:YLF → YLF lasers

Nd:YVO4vanadate lasers

negative-index materials → photonic metamaterials

neodymium-doped fibers → rare-earth-doped fibers

neodymium-doped gain media

neutral density filters

nitrogen lasers → gas lasers

no-cloning theorem → quantum cryptography

noise → laser noise

noise eaters

noise-equivalent power

noise figure

Spotlight 2007-01-27: Noise figure of amplifiers

noise reduction → stabilization of lasers

noise specifications

non-radiative transitions

nonclassical light

noncritical phase matching

nonlinear amplification → parametric amplification

nonlinear coefficient → effective nonlinear coefficient

nonlinear crystal materials

nonlinear fiber loop mirrors → fiber loop mirrors

nonlinear frequency conversion

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

Spotlight 2014-11-14: Correctly designing frequency conversion stages: not easy, but worthwhile!

nonlinear index

nonlinear mirror mode locking → mode locking

nonlinear optics

nonlinear polarization

nonlinear polarization rotation

nonlinear polarization waves → polarization waves

nonlinear pulse compression → pulse compression

nonlinear pulse distortion

nonlinear refractive index → nonlinear index

nonlinear self-focusing → self-focusing


Tutorial chapter on nonlinearities of optical fibers

Spotlight 2010-03-09: Nonlinearities in fiber amplifier modeling

Spotlight 2007-05-26: Optical isotropy: nonlinear interactions are different!

nonplanar ring oscillators

normal dispersion → dispersion

normalized frequency → V number

number density of dopant → doping concentration

numerical aperture

numerical modeling → pulse propagation modeling

Acronyms beginning with N

NA = numerical aperture

NALM = nonlinear amplifying loop mirror

ND filter = neutral density filter

NEP = noise-equivalent power

NLO = nonlinear optics

NOLM = nonlinear optical loop mirror

NOPA = noncollinear optical parametric amplifier

NPRO = nonplanar ring oscillator

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