Classical Path Calculations of Impact Broadening Operator for the Stark Broadening of H sub alpha.
AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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Previous classical path calculations of the impact-broadening operator phi for the Stark broadening of the hydrogen line H sub alpha are reviewed. Phi is then computed by solving numerically for the S-matrices using the straight-line-classical path approximation. All contributing mutipoles in the perturber-atom interaction Vt are included and time ordering of the operators in the S-matrices is retained. The resulting phi matrix elements are compared with the previous approximations. The effects on the H sub alpha line profile are considered. Author
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics