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Electron jump and the photon freq

  1. Apr 28, 2013 #1
    I found the explanation of the radiation here, in the document of the Purcell Simplified:

    I like it, however I'm ucertain how to fit this to the light, as photon.

    Am I thinking correctly, that this figure fits also the case when a photon is emitted by an atom?
    I assumed that the "jump" in the center may be a jump of the electron in an atom, so the radiation is the light.
    In this case how can I calculate the frequency of the light (the energy of the photon)?
    Can it be calculated from the size of the jump? Is there a formula for it?

    Thank you!
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