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Photon wavelength probability distribution for blackbody

  1. Apr 6, 2013 #1
    Hey everyone,

    This is my first time posting on PF!

    I want to model the photons ejected from a blackbody source at temperature T.
    The question I want answered is: given a photon is detected, what is the probability of the photon having a wavelength λ? This amounts to just attaining the probability density function for the different wavelengths.

    We normally talk about blackbodies in terms of intensity, or more specifically spectral radiance, but I want to talk about the individual photon wavelength distribution.

    My current thoughts are:
    Any thoughts on whether this is right?

    Peter.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2013
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