Journal of Modern Optics vol:53 issue:16-17 pages:2485-2494
We present a fully quantum mechanical treatment of resonant scattering of gamma radiation in a nuclear Lambda-scheme. Simulations of the closed-form solution for the radiation intensity for N effective scatterers contributions are compared with Mossbauer spectra of FeCO3. It is shown that, although the nuclear level mixing scheme does not fulfill EIT conditions, the observable effects are similar. The change in polarization of the scattered radiation, due to level mixing, gives rise to the development of a strong complementary polarization state which is delayed with respect to the incident photon and to a reduction in absorption because this state does not interfere with the incident photon.