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hawaiifiver Apr9-11 02:59 PM

What happens if you fire a photon at an atom?
 
I can think of two things. Stimulated Emission and Absorption. Would it be possible to do an experiment where you could control coniditions to allow just these two outomes?

Thanks

Creator Apr10-11 07:50 PM

Re: What happens if you fire a photon at an atom?
 
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Quote by hawaiifiver (Post 3237951)
I can think of two things. Stimulated Emission and Absorption. Would it be possible to do an experiment where you could control coniditions to allow just these two outomes?

Thanks


Sure; done all the time. Ever hear of lasers.?


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hawaiifiver Apr23-11 05:02 AM

Re: What happens if you fire a photon at an atom?
 
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Quote by Creator (Post 3239891)
Sure; done all the time. Ever hear of lasers.?


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Yes I have discovered a lot of interesting articles about things like STIRAP and optical pumping and so on.


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