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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.


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laser cooling, laser diode, laser disk, laser pointer, laser printer, laser pump, laser ring gyro, laser sight, laser surgery, laser trap, laser treatment
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