Chapter 7. Radiative Processes in Weakly Ionized Gases

  1. Boris M. Smirnov

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch7

Physics of Ionized Gases

Physics of Ionized Gases

How to Cite

Smirnov, B. M. (2001) Radiative Processes in Weakly Ionized Gases, in Physics of Ionized Gases, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch7

Author Information

  1. Russian Academy of Sciences

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471175940

Online ISBN: 9783527617708



  • weakly ionized gas;
  • radiation;
  • stimulated emission;
  • broadening of spectral lines;
  • photon emission


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Interaction of Radiation with Atomic Systems

  • Spontaneous and Stimulated Emission

  • Broadening of Spectral Lines

  • Impact Broadening of Spectral Lines

  • Statistical Broadening of Spectral Lines

  • Cross Sections for Photon Emission and Absorption

  • The Absorption Coefficient

  • Propagation of Resonant Radiation Through a Gas

  • Self-Reversal of Spectral Lines

  • Photoresonant Plasma