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Polarized Radiation Transfer in 2D Geometry

  • Frédéric Paletou
  • Véronique Bommier
  • Marianne Faurobert-Scholl
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 243)

Abstract

We report on a preliminary modelling study of polarized radiation transfer in a 2D medium. A two-level atom model is considered. Complete frequency redistribution in the resonant scattering process is assumed. The polarization redistribution is described by the Rayleigh phase matrix. The 2D slab is freestanding, non-magnetic, static, homogeneous and self-emitting. We first describe the numerical scheme and then present and comment some aspects of these new results which are especially relevant to linear polarization. A test of the calculations is provided.

Key words

Polarization Radiative transfer Methods: numerical 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frédéric Paletou
    • 1
  • Véronique Bommier
    • 2
  • Marianne Faurobert-Scholl
    • 1
  1. 1.Département Cassini, (CNRS/UMR 6529)Observatoire de la Côte d’AzurNice Cedex 4France
  2. 2.DAMAp, (CNRS/URA 812)Observatoire de Paris-MeudonMeudon CedexFrance

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