NSE nanoscale science and engineering
NSET Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology
NSF National Science Foundation
NVCA National Venture Capital Association
OADM optical add/drop multiplexer
OAI off-axis illumination
OCT optical coherence tomography
OFC Optical Fiber Communications Conference
OFDM orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
OIDA Optoelectronics Industry Development Association
OITDA Optoelectronics Industry and Technology Development Association
OLED organic light-emitting diode
ONR Office of Naval Research
OOK on-off keying
OPC optical proximity correction
OSA Optical Society of America
OSE optical science and engineering
OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy
PC personal computer
PCAST President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
PCF photonic-crystal fiber
PCR polymerase chain reaction
PDM polarization division multiplexed
PhC photonic crystal
PIC photonic integrated circuit
PISA Program for International Student Assessment
PON passive optical network
PRK photorefractive keratectomy
PSA prostate-specific antigen
PSK phase-shift keying
PSM phase-shifting masks
PV photovoltaic
PVOCT phase variance optical coherence tomography
QAM quadrature-amplitude-modulation
QCMC quantum communication, measurement, and computing
QCSE Quantum-Confined Stark Effect
QD quantum dot

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