The influence of reflection of light quanta from the boundary of an absorbing medium on the effectiveness of resonance-radiation capture

Ziegelhoeffer A.; De Jong J.W.; Ferrari R.; Turi Nagy L.

Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 34(1): 1-6


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-4073
DOI: 10.1016/0022-4073(85)90165-7
Accession: 061846479

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The influence of reflection of light quanta on the lifetime of excited states has been investigated. From the point of view of the theory of resonance-radiation capture, the reflection of light formally corresponds to enlargement of the geometrical dimensions of the absorbing or emitting medium. These features are more pronounced for a line with Lorentzian than with Doppler contour.