Glossary

Abbreviations

ARantireflection
BSGbinary superimposed gratings
CODcatastrophic optical damage
CWcontinuous wave – constant, steady-state delivery of laser power, opposite to pulsed operation
DBRdistributed bragg reflector
DFBdistributed feedback laser – single-mode laser, nanoplus: 760 nm – 14000 nm
ESDelectrostatic discharge
FIRfar infrared, > 14 µm
FPfabry-perot laser – multi-mode laser, nanoplus 760 nm - 14000 nm
HRhigh reflectivity
ICLinterband cascade laser, nanoplus 3000 nm – 6000 nm
LDlaser diode
MIRmid infrared, 3 µm – 14 µm
NIRnear infrared, 760 nm – 3000 nm
NTCnegative temperature coefficient thermistor
QCLquantum cascade laser, nanoplus 6 µm – 14 µm
RINrelative intensity noise
RWGridge waveguide
SMSRside mode suppression ratio
TDLAStunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy
TECthermoelectric cooler