TY - JOUR
AB - We developed a method to calculate two-photon processes in quantum mechanics that replaces the infinite summation over the intermediate states by a perturbation expansion. This latter consists of a series of commutators that involve position, momentum, and Hamiltonian quantum operators. We analyzed several single- and many-particle cases for which a closed-form solution to the perturbation expansion exists, as well as more complicated cases for which a solution is found by convergence. Throughout the article, Rayleigh and Raman scattering are taken as examples of two-photon processes. The present method provides a clear distinction between the Thomson scattering, regarded as classical scattering, and quantum contributions. Such a distinction lets us derive general results concerning light scattering. Finally, possible extensions to the developed formalism are discussed.
AU - Fratini, Filippo
AU - Safari, Laleh
AU - Amaro, Pedro
AU - Santos, JosÃ©
ID - 294
IS - 4
JF - Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
TI - Two-photon processes based on quantum commutators
VL - 97
ER -