Impact Excitation and Polarization of the Emitted Light

  • Fano U
  • Macek J
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A new formulation is presented for the angular distribution and the polarization of light excited by atomic and electronic collisions and modulated in time by the action of internal and external fields. The formulation disentangles geometrical and dynamical effects and stresses the extraction of data on the alignment and orientation of radiating atoms from observations of the emitted light. The treatment is set in the context of recent experimental and theoretical literature and points to new avenues of research.

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  • U. Fano

  • Joseph H. Macek

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