A Unified Presentation of the Voigt Functions
Abstract
This paper aims at presenting a unified study of the Voigt functionsK(x,y) andL(x,y) which play a rather important role in several diverse fields of physics such as astrophysical spectroscopy and the theory of neutron reactions. Explicit expressions for these functions are given in terms of relatively more familiar special functions of one and two variables; indeed, each of these representations will naturally lead to various other needed properties of the Voigt functions.
 Publication:

Astrophysics and Space Science
 Pub Date:
 July 1987
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00644466
 Bibcode:
 1987Ap&SS.135..111S
 Keywords:

 Astronomical Spectroscopy;
 Computational Astrophysics;
 Voigt Effect;
 Functions (Mathematics);
 Neutrons;
 Astrophysics