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The laser pump is a vital component of both Cylon and Colonial laser technologies.
Laser pumps are part of a Viper's laser guns. During combat, it appears that the laser pump may be capable of jamming.
During a simulated flight, Starbuck tells Athena that his laser pump is jammed and that she would have to dispatch the Cylon Raider (TOS: "Lost Planet of the Gods, Part I").
In his endeavors to discover any oddities in Specter's command on Attila, Lucifer discovers that Specter has ordered more pumps and petro than any garrison in the system, along with laser rifles and metron bombs. Baltar rationalizes these acquisitions as normal stockpiling (TOS: "The Young Lords").
- This is likely a reference to real-life laser pumping; the process of transfering energy into a gain medium to increase the energy states of its valence electrons and thus enabling further photon production.
- The laser pump is probably part of the laser generator.