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

one-atom lasers → single-atom lasers

OP-GaAs → orientation-patterned semiconductors

operation modes of lasers → modes of laser operation

optical amplifiers → amplifiers

optical attenuators

optical bandwidth → bandwidth

optical bomb → superradiance

optical breakdown → laser-induced breakdown

optical cavities → cavities

optical clocks

optical clockworks

optical coatings → dielectric coatings

optical communications → optical data transmission

optical damage → laser-induced damage

optical damage threshold → laser-induced damage

optical data transmission

optical density

optical fiber cables → fiber cables

optical fiber communications

optical fiber sensors → fiber-optic sensors

optical fiber technology → fiber optics

optical fibers → fibers

optical filters

optical fluence → fluence

optical frequency

optical frequency domain reflectometry → fiber-optic sensors

optical frequency metrology → frequency metrology

optical frequency standards

optical frequency synthesizers → frequency combs

optical gain → gain

optical heterodyne detection

optical intensity

optical interference → interference

optical interference coatings → dielectric coatings

optical isolators → Faraday isolators

optical lattice clocks → optical frequency standards

optical links → fiber-optic links

optical metrology

optical modulators

optical molasses

optical nanofibers → nanofibers

optical networks → fiber-optic networks

optical parametric amplifiers

Spotlight 2006-09-21: Power scaling limits of optical parametric amplifiers

optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification

optical parametric generators

optical parametric oscillators

Spotlight 2007-08-23: An OPO without resonator mirrors

Spotlight 2006-09-03: Resolution of conundrum: threshold power for parametric nonlinear interactions

optical power

optical power monitors

optical powermeters → powermeters

optical pulse generation → pulse generation

optical pulses → pulses

optical pumping

optical rectification

optical refrigeration

optical resonators

Spotlight 2016-07-05: The round-trip phase shift in an optical resonator

Spotlight 2009-04-05: Stability of resonators – an ambiguous term

Spotlight 2006-11-28: The role of diffraction in optical resonators

Spotlight 2006-11-21: The resonator mystery

optical return loss → return loss

optical rulers → frequency combs

optical sampling

optical sensors → fiber-optic sensors

optical spectrum

optical spectrum analyzers → spectrometers

optical telegraph → free-space optical communications

optical thickness

optical traps → light forces

optical tweezers

optical wavelength → wavelength

optically pumped semiconductor lasers → vertical external-cavity surface-emitting lasers


orange lasers → yellow and orange lasers

orientation-patterned semiconductors


output couplers

output coupling efficiency

Acronyms beginning with O

OADM = optical add/drop multiplexer → optical fiber communications

OD = optical density

OFS = optical fiber sensor → fiber-optic sensors

OP-GaAs = orientation-patterned gallium arsenide → orientation-patterned semiconductors

OPA = optical parametric amplifier

OPCPA = optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification

OPG = optical parametric generator (or optical parametric generation)

OPO = optical parametric oscillator

OPS-VECSEL = optically pumped semiconductor vertical external-cavity surface-emitting laser

OPSL = optically pumped semiconductor laservertical external-cavity surface-emitting lasers

ORL = optical return loss

OSNR = optical signal-to-noise ratio

OTDM = optical time division multiplexing

OVD = outside vapor deposition → fiber fabrication

… 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.