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stimulated emission

[′stim·yə‚lād·əd i′mish·ən]
(atomic physics)
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.
(electromagnetism)
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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Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER), or as most of us know it, argon laser--excited ions in an argon-filled chamber produce a light that is focused and passed through the handpiece.
1 The word laser was originally an acronym derived from light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.
The laser, Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, is a concentrated beam of light, created when an electric current passes through special gases.
By 1967, radio astronomy had taken advantage of new masers - or microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation devices - that operated at cryogenic temperatures to obviate thermal and other atmospheric noise in deep-space radio detection.
The device was first called an optical maser, but since it could be described as light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, the initials of that phrase were used and it came to be called a laser.
The term maser is an acronym for microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation and optical masers (masers operating at optical frequencies) are know as lasers, an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.
The word LASER is an acronym for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
Townes was the inventor of the maser, an acronym of microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, although microwave is a misnomer, given that this stimulated emission works for any electromagnetic waves, including light waves.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the laser, an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
Today, the ubiquitous laser, which is an acronym for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation," is used to read every CD and DVD.
Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
The process was described by the phrase microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.

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