• S. A. Kazantsev
  • J.-C. Hénoux
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 200)


Elaborate remote sensing of ionized gases is based on the study of their optical line spectrum. Whereas the conventional intensity spectroscopic methods already attained the limits of their possibilities, polarization spectroscopy represents by itself a new optical diagnostic technique which expands considerably the frontiers of the studies of ionized gases by optical methods.


Excited Atom Atomic Ensemble Anisotropic Pressure Electron Impact Excitation Alignment Tensor 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Kazantsev
    • 1
  • J.-C. Hénoux
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsSt. Petersburg State UniversityRussia
  2. 2.Observatoire de ParisMeudonFrance

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