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
 
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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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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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