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Scattering theory for a model of an atom in a quantized field

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We compute the scattering operator for a simplified model of an atom interacting a with a quantized field. The field is restricted to the vacuum and one-particle sectors, and the atom has only two states. We also solve the inverse scattering problem for the same model. The methods used rely on the particular form of the interaction, which is chosen to mimic the interaction between radiation and matter.

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This work was partially supported by NSF Grant DMS-8922941.

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King, C. Scattering theory for a model of an atom in a quantized field. Lett Math Phys 25, 17–28 (1992).

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