Soviet Physics Journal

, Volume 18, Issue 7, pp 1000–1004 | Cite as

Coherence relaxation during the diffusion of resonance radiation in media with a magnetic field

  • V. P. Afanas'ev
  • B. A. Veklenko


The kinetic Green's function method is used to obtain equations which describe the transport of resonance radiation in magnetic fields for arbitrary ratios between the natural widthγ, the Doppler width ΔωD, and the Zeeman splitting of the excited atomic levels. It is shown that as ΔωD/γ→0 the equations become very much simpler and in particular cases admit an exact solution. In particular, the decay of coherence in an infinite homogeneous space is characterized by five relaxation times, which are defined by a system of algebraic equations.


Radiation Magnetic Field Coherence Relaxation Time Exact Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. P. Afanas'ev
    • 1
  • B. A. Veklenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow Power Engineering InstituteUSSR

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