Glossary

Term Main definition
AC

Alternating Current

CCD

Charge-Coupled-Device

COP

Coefficient of Performance

CW

Continuous Wave (Operation)

DC

Direct Current

DPSS

Diode-Pumped Solid-State (Laser)

DSO

Digital Storage Oscilloscope

FPGA

Field Programmable Gate Array

LDD

Laser Diode Driver

LPC

Laser Power Control (Closed-Loop Light Intensity Control)

MeCom

MEerstetter COMmunication (Protocol)

OEM

Original Equipment Manufacturer

PID

Proportional-Integral-Derivative (Controller)

PWM

Pulse-Width Modulation

QCL

Quantum Cascade Lasers

QCW

Quasi-CW / Quasi-Continuous-Wave (Operation)

RTD

Resistance Temperature Detector

SMPS

Switching-Mode Power Supply

TEC

ThermoElectric Cooling

TEM

Thermoelectric Module