laser pump

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.

Nearby words

  1. laser cooling,
  2. laser diode,
  3. laser disk,
  4. laser pointer,
  5. laser printer,
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  7. laser sight,
  8. laser surgery,
  9. laser trap,
  10. laser treatment

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