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stimulated emission[′stim·yə‚lād·əd i′mish·ən]
Emission of electromagnetic radiation by an atom or molecule as a result of its interaction with incident radiation of the same frequency. Also known as induced emission.
The emission of radiation at a given frequency that results from the presence of an external radiation field of the same frequency.
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