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Quantum Statistical Properties of Resonant Radiation Scattered on Excited Systems

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The scattering of resonant radiation on an excited atom is considered. It is shown that the scattering cross section calculated with the help of quantum theory of radiation is five times larger than the one calculated using semi-classical theory. The quantum theory predicts, in general, the change in internal quantum statistical properties of light due to the scattering processes on excited atoms.

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B. Veklenko, "Quantum Statistical Properties of Resonant Radiation Scattered on Excited Systems," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 1 No. 3, 2010, pp. 163-170. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2010.13024.

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