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Title: Polarized line formation in arbitrary strength magnetic fields: the case of a twolevel atom with hyperfine structure splitting
Authors: Sampoorna, M
Nagendra, K. N
Sowmya, K
Stenflo, J. O
Anusha, L. S
Keywords: Atomic processes;Line: formation;Polarization;Radiative transfer;Scattering;Sun: magnetic fields
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2019
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Citation: The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 883, No.2, 188
Abstract: Quantum interference effects, together with partial frequency redistribution (PFR) in line scattering, produce subtle signatures in the so-called Second Solar Spectrum (the linearly polarized spectrum of the Sun). These signatures are modified in the presence of arbitrary strength magnetic fields via the Hanle, Zeeman, and Paschen–Back effects. In the present paper we solve the problem of polarized line formation in a magnetized atmosphere taking into account scattering in a two-level atom with hyperfine structure splitting together with PFR. To this end we incorporate the collisionless PFR matrix derived in Sowmya et al. in the polarized transfer equation. We apply the scattering expansion method to solve this transfer equation. We study the combined effects of PFR and the Paschen–Back effect on polarized line profiles formed in an isothermal one-dimensional planar atmosphere. For this purpose, we consider the cases of D2 lines of Li I and Na I.
Description: Restricted Access
ISSN: 1538-4357
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