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Measurement of radiative lifetimes of atoms and molecules

Alan Corney

in Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211456
eISBN:
9780191705915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211456.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses techniques which have been used to make experimental measurements of radiative lifetimes of atoms and molecules using the beam-foil and delayed-coincidence methods.


Polaritons: Excitonic States Taking Account of Retardation

Vladimir M. Agranovich

in Excitations in Organic Solids

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199234417
eISBN:
9780191715426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234417.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter presents the microscopical theory of polaritons, being coherent superposition of one exciton and one transverse photon state. The dispersion of polaritons including the effect of spatial ... More


The spontaneous emission of radiation

Alan Corney

in Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211456
eISBN:
9780191705915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211456.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Starting from a classical model of the atom, the classical rate at which energy is radiated is obtained and then converted into a quantum-mechanical transition rate. The calculation of the radiative ... More


The Hanle effect and the theory of resonance fluorescence experiments

Alan Corney

in Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211456
eISBN:
9780191705915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211456.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter provides an account of atomic resonance fluorescence and its depolarization by external magnetic fields, also known as the Hanle effect. Experiments in mercury vapour and their ... More


Kinetic description of luminescence processes

Ivan Pelant and Jan Valenta

in Luminescence Spectroscopy of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199588336
eISBN:
9780191738548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588336.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Kinetic description of luminescence processes treats concisely the luminescence phenomena by making use of simple differential equations in time. Important terms like radiative and nonradiative ... More


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