Polarization of atomic radiation in stochastic plasma fields

V. I. Savchenko, Nathaniel J. Fisch

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Abstract

When a laser pulse of certain polarization or an electron beam excites atoms in a plasma, the atomic spectrum of the radiation emitted by the atoms exhibits differently polarized line core and line wings. This unusual effect, which is predicted to occur under a variety of conditions, can be accompanied by the appearance of the forbidden component in the spectrum, with polarization opposite to that of the exciting laser pulse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)669-672
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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