quantum cascade laser

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

quantum after the behavior of electrons and photons, cascade for a series of small steps, describing an implementation of a laser.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • quantum cascade laser, a.k.a. QC laser, quantum-cascade laser

Noun[edit]

quantum cascade laser (plural quantum cascade lasers)

  1. A laser that operates by analogy with an electronic waterfall, with electrons cascading down a series of small steps emitting a photon at each step.


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