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Astron. Astrophys. 328, 343-348 (1997)

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An operator perturbation method for polarized line transfer

II. Resonance polarization with partial frequency redistribution effects

Frédéric Paletou and Marianne Faurobert-Scholl

Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Département Cassini (CNRS/UMR 6529), B.P. 4229, F-06304 Nice Cedex 4, France

Received 7 July 1997 / Accepted 22 July 1997


The effects of partial frequency redistribution are implemented in the Polarized Accelerated Lambda Iteration (PALI) method of Faurobert-Scholl et al. (1997). The numerical scheme is an extension of the core-wing technique of Paletou & Auer (1995) originally developed for non-polarized line transfer problems. Using a new code, we validate theoretical results against those given by a Feautrier type code.

Key words: line: formation – polarization – radiative transfer – methods: numerical – stars: stmospheres

Send offprint requests to: paletou@obs-nice.fr


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