natural linewidth


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natural linewidth

[′nach·rəl ′līn‚width]
(spectroscopy)
The part of the linewidth of an absorption or emission line that results from the finite lifetimes of one or both of the energy levels between which the transition takes place.
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v] are the excited state energy, wavefunction, and natural linewidth respectively.
5), which has a natural linewidth of 1/(2[pi][[tau].