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laser pump in Science

laser pump

  1. A device used to excite atoms for stimulated emission in the production or amplification of laser signals. Optical resonators of lasers use laser pumps to induce stimulated emission; relay stations in fiber optic communications use laser pumps to boost signals. See more at laser.
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