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Keywords beginning with V

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

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

V coatings → anti-reflection coatings

V number

V number of a dispersive material → Abbe number

vacuum noise

vacuum noise: Spotlight 2006-08-01: Lasers disturbed by vacuum?

vacuum tube photodetectors → phototubes

vacuum velocity of light → velocity of light

vacuum wavelength → wavelength

vacuum windows → optical windows

vanadate lasers

vanadate lasers: Spotlight 2015-09-24: Q-switched lasers: Nd:YVO_4 better suited than Nd:YAG for high pulse repetition rates

vanadate lasers: Spotlight 2006-11-04: Nd:YVO4 laser with polarization-independent pump absorption

vanadate lasers: Spotlight 2006-09-16: Q-switched lasers: YAG versus vanadate

vapor cells → gas cells

vapor deposition methods → fiber fabrication

vapor lasers → gas lasers

variable optical attenuators

variable reflectivity mirrors

variable waveplates → Babinet–Soleil compensators

VCSEL arrays

velocity of light

velocity of light: Spotlight 2008-11-25: The Gouy phase shift speeds up light

velocity-matched photodetectors

Verdet constant → Faraday effect

vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers

vertical external-cavity surface-emitting lasers

vibronic lasers


violet lasers → blue lasers

visible lasers

visible light → light

visible-blind detectors → solar-blind photodetectors

vitreous silica → fused silica

volume Bragg gratings

Acronyms with V

VAD = vapor phase axial deposition → fiber fabrication

VBG = volume Bragg grating

VCSEL = vertical cavity surface-emitting laser

VECSEL = vertical external-cavity surface-emitting laser

VHG = volume holographic grating → volume Bragg gratings

VOA = variable optical attenuator

VRM = variable reflectivity mirror

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