single-atom maser

single-atom maser

[‚siŋ·gəl ‚ad·əm ′mā·zər]
(atomic physics)
A device in which atoms emit microwave photons at an increased rate as they pass through a resonant cavity one by one, consistent with a theory of quantized Rabi oscillations. Also known as micromaser.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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