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Spectral bands

Spectral bands are part of optical spectra of polyatomic systems, including condensed materials, large molecules etc. Each line corresponding to one level in atom splits in molecules. When the number of atoms is large, one gets continuum of energy levels, so called "spectral bands". They are often labeled in the same way as the monoatomic lines.

The bands may overlap. In general, energy spectrum can be given with a density function, describing the number of energy levels of the quantum system for a given interval. Spectral bands have constant density, and when the bands overlap, the corresponding densities are added.

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