Name: Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
URL: http://www.its.bldrdoc.gov/projects/t1glossary2000/ (new version)
URL: http://glossary.its.bldrdoc.gov/fs-1037/ (old version)
This glossary exists in two versions, each of which is a comprehensive source of telecommunication terms, including most of those used in optical networking. The newer version is being updated, sources say.
Name: What Is.com
A comprehensive list of information technology terms, including optical networking terms.
Name: OKI Semiconductor Laser Glossary
Comprehensive list of fiber optic term focusing on laser technology.
Name: JM Fiber Optics
Fairly comprehensive list of fiber optic terms.
Name: Space and Electronic Warfare Lexicon
A technical glossary focused on military technology that defines optical networking terms such as DWDM.
Name: Seiko Instruments
A decent glossary of fiber optic terms.
Name: University of Pisa’s Laser Glossary
List of fiber optic terms focusing on laser technology.
Name: Acronym Finder
A comprehensive database of acronyms and abbreviations with their definitions, including but not limited to optical terminology. For good, clean fun, check out the jargon-generating Systematic Buzz Phrase Projector.
Decent glossary of optical terms.
Name: Chromatic Technologies
A basic, not-very-comprehensive glossary of optical networking terms.
A tiny glossary that defines some unusual terms.
Small glossary focused on fiber field work and testing.
Note: The following site provides links to many different aspects of the optical industry, including manufacturers, organizations, and tutorials:
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