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D
density; diopter
d
deci-
D*
detectivity
D/A
digital-to-analog
da
deka-
DAA
data acquisition and analysis
DAC
digital-to-analog converter
DAMA
diode array multichannel analyzer
daNm
dekaNewton meter
DAP
deformation of aligned phase
DARLI
digital angular readout by laser interferometry
DARPA
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DAS
differential absorption scattering; detector angular subtense; dual attachment station
DAT
digital audiotape
dB
decibel
dBm
decibels above 1 milliwatt
DBR
distributed Bragg reflector
DC
direct current
DCFP
dynamic cross-field photomultiplier
DCG
dichromated gelatin
DCM
dispersion compensation module
DCS
data collection system; digital access and cross-connect systems; dual-cone scanner
DDS
doped deposited silica (Corning process)
DE
display electronics
DEA
display electronics assemblies
deg
degrees
DEM
digital elevation model
demux
demultiplexer
DESC
Defense Electronics Supply Center
DEU
display electronics unit
DEW
directed energy weapon
DFB
distributed feedback
DFSM
dispersion-flattened single mode
DFT
discrete Fourier transform
DG
diode gate
DGaO
Deutsche Gesellschaft für angewandte Optik (German Society for Applied Optics)
DH
double heterostructure
DHE
dihematoporphyrin ether
dial
differential absorption lidar
diam
diameter
DIC
differential interference contrast
DICOM
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine
DID
digital information display
DIL
dual in-line
DIMS
digital imaging medical systems
DIN
Deutsche Industrie Norm (standard)
DIP
dual in-line package
DIR
dispersive infrared
DIVAD
division air defense
DL
diffraction-limited; diode logic

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