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What happens if you fire a photon at an atom?

  1. Apr 9, 2011 #1
    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?

  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 10, 2011 #2

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

  4. Apr 23, 2011 #3
    Yes I have discovered a lot of interesting articles about things like STIRAP and optical pumping and so on.
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