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An expression is derived for the effective radiative decay rate of the population of a bound level in gases or plasmas. The basic idea of the analysis is that the radiation generated throughout the volume of a radiator must equal the radiation emitted from its surface.

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Authors: FILL E E, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radioactive Transfer, Vol. 39 (1988), No. 6, pp. 489-491
Record Number: 198910693 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en