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radiation trapping

That process by which radiation spontaneously emitted by a volume of optical materials is resonantly reabsorbed within the same volume before it escapes. This effect is manifested in a reduction in the observed rate of spontaneous emission from the material relative to the rate for single atoms or ions.
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