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Emission or Absorption of a Photon - Dipole Needed?

by Buckeye
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Buckeye
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Dec11-05, 11:17 PM
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If photons are emitted or absorbed when a pair or a collection of particles, that are or behave as dipoles, undergo oscillation by some driving force, are there any systems that do NOT use a single or collective dipole oscillation to emit or absorb a photon?
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DaTario
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Dec12-05, 03:45 AM
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no charge moving no photon as it seems to me.
Meir Achuz
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Dec12-05, 12:52 PM
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PF Gold
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All multipoles (other than monopole), quadrupole, octopole, etc.
can emit and absorb photons.


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