Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 13–22 | Cite as

Transfer of resonance radiation and photon random walks

  • V. V. Ivanov
  • Sh. A. Sabashvili
Article

Abstract

Transfer of resonance radiation in an infinite medium is considered as a process of random walks of photons. Close relation is shown to exist between the problems of transfer of line radiation and the stable distributions of the probability theory. This relation is used as a basis of a new method for the investigation of the asymptotic properties of the radiation field far from the sources.

Keywords

Radiation Probability Theory Close Relation Radiation Field Asymptotic Property 

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Ivanov
    • 1
  • Sh. A. Sabashvili
    • 2
  1. 1.Astronomical ObservatoryLeningrad State UniversityLeningradUSSR
  2. 2.Astrophysical Observatory of the Academy of Sciences of the Georgian S.S.R.Abastumani, GeorgiaUSSR

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