QELS quantum electronics and laser science
QKD quantum key distribution
QPSK quadrature-phase-shift-keying
QW quantum well
R&D research and development
RCA Radio Corporation of America
RET resolution enhancement technology
RF radio frequency
RGB red green blue
RIN relative intensity noise
RMS root mean square
RNA ribonucleic acid
ROADM reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer
RT-PCR real-time polymerase chain reaction
S&T science and technology
SAIL Synthetic Aperture Imaging Ladar
SAM Solar Advisor Model
SAR synthetic aperture radar
SBIR Small Business Innovation Research
SBS synthesis-based sequencing
SDM space division multiplexing
SEMATECH Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
SEMI Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International
SIC Standard Industrial Classification
SIM sensing, imaging, and metrology
SLS selective laser sintering
SOP state of polarization
SPDT single-point diamond turning
SPIE International Society for Optics and Photonics
SRC Semiconductor Research Corporation
SS solid state
STEM science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
SWaP size, weight, and power
TFPV thin-film photovoltaics
TFT thin-film transistor
THEL Tactical High Energy Laser
TIP Technology Innovation Program

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