Angular momentum in spontaneous emission

Franke, S. and Barnett, S. M. (1996) Angular momentum in spontaneous emission. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 29(10), pp. 2141-2150. (doi:10.1088/0953-4075/29/10/022)

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Abstract

The contributions of the atomic and field angular momentum in a non-relativistic dipole transition are calculated. For a spontaneous emission process the full quantum description is reconciled with the conventional view of angular momentum transfer of +-hbar; 0.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barnett, Professor Stephen and Franke-Arnold, Dr Sonja
Authors: Franke, S., and Barnett, S. M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Research Group:Optics
Journal Name:Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Publisher:IOP Publishing
ISSN:0953-4075
ISSN (Online):1361-6455

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