Spontaneous Photon Emission: General Case: Electric and Magnetic Multipole Radiation

  • K. T. Hecht
Part of the Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (GTCP)


For the general case, for a quantum system with kr i notnecessarily very small, we need to use the full first-order piece of the interaction Hamiltonian


Matrix Element Radial Wave Function Nonzero Matrix Element Harmonic Oscillator Wave Function Total Transition Probability 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. T. Hecht
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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