Fluorescence

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fluorescence

The emission of radiation associated with the relaxation of an atom or molecule from an excited energy level to a lower (usually ground state) level.

The emission can be in the visible or ultraviolet if an electronic transition is involved, or in the infrared if it is a vibrational transition.
See also resonance fluorescence, laser-induced fluorescence, luminescence.