Title: Quantum mechanical study of resonant scattering in a nuclear Lambda scheme
Authors: Gheysen, Stijn ×
Odeurs, Joseph #
Issue Date: Oct-2006
Publisher: Published by the American Physical Society through the American Institute of Physics
Series Title: Physical Review B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics vol:74 issue:15 pages:1-17
Article number: 155443
Abstract: We present a fully quantum mechanical treatment of resonant scattering of gamma radiation in a nuclear medium exhibiting a Lambda scheme through level mixing. A framework is presented to derive the radiation intensity for N effective scatterers contributions. A closed-form solution for the radiation intensity is obtained and compared to the generic expression of EIT in an atomic Lambda scheme. Although the nuclear scheme does not fulfill EIT conditions, the observable effects are similar. We show that the change in polarization of the scattered radiation, due to the level mixing, gives rise to the development of a strong complementary polarization state which is delayed with respect to the incident photon to a reduction in absorption because this state does not interfere with the incident photon.
ISSN: 1098-0121
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Nuclear and Radiation Physics Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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