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As a Newbie to the forum I was :confused:, I have noticed several acronyms used that I did not know, which caused me to :banghead: and get :drunk:. So I had to search the forum to try to identify these so I could understand what the experts were talking about. I created this thread to possibly help other NOOBS to understand laser terminology at LPF. I know that I most likely missed a few, so if you know of any please send me a PM and I will update my list. Hope this helps!
HAGD :beer:

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Acronyms

A

AIX-Aixiz Module

AC-Alternating Current

AKA-Also Known As

AOM-Acoustic-Optic Modulator

APD-Avalanche Phot Diode

APM-Additive-Pulse Mode Locking

ASE-Amplified Spontaneous Emission

AMB-All My Best

AFAIK-As Far As I Know

B

BR-Blue Ray

BRD-Blue Ray Diode

BDR-203 - 8X diode from a Blu-Ray burner

BTW-By The Way

BPP-Beam Parameter Product

C

CCNA-Cisco Certified Network Associate

CCSP-Cisco Certified Security Professional

CNI-Changchung New Industries

CW - Continuous Wave

CEO-Carrier-Envelope Offset

CPA-Chirped Pulse Amplification

CWDM-Coarse Wavelenght Division Multiplexing

COD-Catastrophic Optical Damage

D

DIY-Do It Yourself

DPSS-Diode Pumped Solid State

DDL-Daedal after the guy who first popularized the DDL driver's usage here

DX-DealExtreme

DBR-Distributed Bragg Reflector

DCM-Dispersion Compensation Module

DCM-Double Chirped Mirror

DFB Laser-Distributed Feedback Laser

DFG-Difference Frequency Generation

DOS-Densitey Of States

DWDM-Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing

DILDA-A red laser that looks like a phallic symbol

DDnT-Dead Nuts, meaning right on the mark.

DC-Direct Current

E

ECDL-External Cavity Diode Laser

EDC-Electronic Dispersion Compensation

EDFA-Erbium -Doped Fiber Amplifier

EOM-Electro-Optic Modulator

ErYAG-Erbium-Doped Yttrium Aluminium Garnet

ESA-Excited State Absorption

ESD-Electrostatic Discharge

F

FAQ-Frequently Asked Questions

FD-Flex Drive

FS-For Sale

FS-Mirror-Front Surface-mirror

FEL-Free Electron Laser

FWM-Four Wave Mixing

G

GITD-Glow In The Dark

GB-Group Buy

GGW-H20L - 6X diode from a Blu-Ray burner

GBW-H10N - 4X diode from a Blu-Ray burner

H

HAGD-Have A Great Day

HeNe-Helium Neon laser

HeCd-Helium Cadmium laser

I

ILDA-International Laser Display Association

IR-Infrared

IIRC-If I Recall Correctly

IMO - In my opinion

IMHO- In my honest opinion

J

J/K- Just kidding

K

kW-Kilowatt

KTP Crystals- Potassium Trihydrogen Phosphate

KD-Kaidomain

L

LASER-Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

LPF-Laser Pointer Forum

LED-Light Emitting Diode

Li-ion-Lithium Ion

LiPo-Lithium Polymer

LD-Laser Diode

LG-Laser Glow

LC-Laser Community

LPC - 22X diode from a DVD burner

LOC - Long Open Can

LCC - Long Closed Can

M

mA-Milliamp

mW-Milliwatt

mAh-Milliamp Hour

N

nm-Nanometer

NOOB-Newbie (new to the forum)

N/M-Never Mind

N/P-No Problem

NL-Nova Lasers

NiMH-Nickel-Metal Hydride

NiCd-Nickel Cadium

NiZN-Nickel Zinc

O

OD-Optical Density

OP-Original Poster

P

PM-Private Message

PCB-Printed Circuit Board

PBS-Polarising beam splitter

PHR - Blu-Ray diode from a BRD 360 add-on

PP-PayPal

PPD-Pre-PaiD

PSU-Power Supply Unit

PL-Photonlexicon

S

SF-AW210 - 6x diode from a Blu-Ray burner

SCC-Short close can

SOC-Short open can

SCD-Sound card DAC (Lasershows)

T

TTL-Transistor-Transistor Logic

TL-Tech Lasers

TO-3-laser Diode Package

TEC-thermo electric coolers

W

WTK-Want to Know

W/E-What Ever

WTB-Want to Buy

WTS-Want to Sell

WL-Wicked Lasers

Y

YAG-Yttrium Aluminium Garnet

YVO4-Yttrium Orthovanadate



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GB = Group Buy

Peace,
dave

**EDIT** I owe you a Coke, Niko ;)

Also -- daguin = Devilishly Arrogant Guy (with) Uber Intelligent Notions
 
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DDL - on LPF this actually means "Daedal" after the guy who first popularized the DDL driver's usage here.
 
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Great :thanks: for the feed back, I have made the corrections. Please send the new acronyms by PM, that way the thread won't fill up.
Tymtravler
 

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AHAHAHAHA Awesome
I'm very picky...can I get a grape Gatorade instead :p?
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You got it! One grape Gatorade coming up! :D

NIKOKAPO = Naturally Intelligent Knight Operating Keenly Against Patriarchal Oppression

Peace,
dave
 
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ELEKTROFREAK-Electronic Lifeform Engineered for Kamikaze Troubleshooting, Rational Observation and Forbidden Repair Everthing Attack Killer
 
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^Totally awesome... well, almost except for the missing e. Very well done nonetheless. Far better than I could do.
 

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ELEKTROFREAK-Electronic Lifeform Engineered for Kamikaze Troubleshooting, Rational Observation and Forbidden Repair Attack Killer
Nicely done -- but you forgot an "e"


It would still work well for Elektrofrak though ;)

Peace,
dave

**EDIT** Not fast enough today. There goes another grape Gatorade
 

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OP = Original Poster (started the thread)

HeNe = Helium Neon laser

HeCd = Helium Cadmium laser

SAYLTD = Send All Your Lasers To daguin

Peace,
dave
 




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