Appendix 2: Directory of Acronyms and Abbreviations

  • David L. Andrews


Bearing in mind the origin of the word ‘laser’ itself, it is perhaps inevitable that the field of laser applications is associated with a plethora of acronyms and abbreviations. The use of these has, as a matter of deliberate policy, been largely avoided in this book. Nonetheless, abbreviations are common in the current laser literature, and the following list has been selected to assist the reader.


Fourier Transform Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer Metal Oxide Fast Fourier Transform 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • David L. Andrews
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  1. 1.School of Chemical SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichEngland

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