Determination of the Excited State Density of an Optically Thick Line

Publication Type

Journal Article

LBNL Report Number

LBL-21475

Abstract

The transverse profile of the monochromatic radiance of an optically thick resonance line from a cylindrical discharge is inverted exactly to give the radial distribution of radiating atoms. In contrast to the Abel transform, this result is valid for all optical depths.

Journal

Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiation Transfer

Volume

37

Year of Publication

1986

Pagination

471-475

Call Number

LBL-21475