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A-Z Glossary of Spectroscopy Acronyms

Acronyms can be great to make communication easier and speed things up. However, the use of acronyms can be confusing when you are unaware of what they mean. At Edinburgh Instruments we value our customers, and prioritise clarity of information. For this reason, we have created a Glossary of some frequently used Spectroscopy Acronyms that you might find on our website or in the laboratory.

Browse our frequently used spectroscopy acronyms:

Terms Meaning
CCD Charge-Coupled Device
CNT Carbon Nano Tubes
CW Continuous Wave
EEM Excitation-Emission Maps
EPL Picosecond Pulsed Diode Laser
EPLED Pulsed Light-Emitting Diode
FIR Far-Infrared
FLIM Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
FRET Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer
HPL High Rep. Rate/Power Lasers
Hz Hertz
LASER Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LED Light-Emitting Diode
MCS Multi-Channel Scaling
NIR Near Infrared
NIRS Near Infrared Spectroscopy
ns Nanosecond
PL Photoluminescence
PLQY Photoluminescence Quantum Yield
PMT Photomultiplier Tube
ps Picosecond
RQY Relative Quantum Yield
SERS Surfaced Enhanced Raman Scattering
SNR Signal-to-noise ration
SPC Single Photon Counting
TCSPC Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting
TEA Transverse Excited Atmospheric Pressure
THz Terahertz
TRES Time-Resolved Emission Spectroscopy
UV-Vis Ultraviolet-visible
VPL Variable Pulse Length Pulsed Laser
VPLED Variable Pulse Length Pulsed LED
λ Wavelength

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