BER bit error rate
BRCA1 breast cancer susceptibility gene 1
BRCA2 breast cancer susceptibility gene 2
CAD computer-aided design
CCD charge-coupled device
CCT correlated color temperature
Ce:YAG cerium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIGS copper indium gallium selenide
CLEO Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
CMOS complementary metal oxide semiconductor
CMU Carnegie Mellon University
CNC computer numerically controlled
CO carbon monoxide
CO2 carbon dioxide
COIL chemical oxygen iodine laser
CPV concentrating photovoltaic
CRI Color Rendering Index
CSP concentrating solar power
CT computed tomography
CTE coefficient of thermal expansion
CVD chemical vapor deposition
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DAS distributed acoustic sensing
DC direct current
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DLP digital light processor
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DPP discharge-produced plasma
DPSK differential phase-shift keying
DQPSK differential quadrature phase-shift keying
DR diabetic retinopathy
DSO Defense Sciences Office
DSP digital signal processing
ECE energy critical element
ECOC European Conference on Optical Communication

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