Metrology of hydrogen atom: Determination of the Rydberg constant and Lamb shifts

G. Hagel, C. Schwob, L. Jozefowski, B. de Beauvoir, L. Hilico, O. Acef, J. J. Zondy, F. Nez, L. Julien, A. Clairon, F. Biraben

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Abstract

We present the optical frequency measurements of the 2S-8S/D and 2S-12D two-photon transitions in hydrogen and deuterium. From an analysis taking into account these results and the very accurate measurements of the 1S-2S transition, we show that the optical frequency measurements have superseded the microwave determination of the 2S Lamb shift and we deduce optimized values for the Rydberg constant and for the 1S and 2S Lamb shifts. We report also the recent development of our 1S-3S experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ.L. Hall, J. Ye
Pages25-31
Number of pages7
Volume4269
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser Frequency Stabilization, Satandards, Measurement, and Applications - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2001Jan 26 2001

Other

OtherLaser Frequency Stabilization, Satandards, Measurement, and Applications
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/24/011/26/01

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Hagel, G., Schwob, C., Jozefowski, L., de Beauvoir, B., Hilico, L., Acef, O., Zondy, J. J., Nez, F., Julien, L., Clairon, A., & Biraben, F. (2001). Metrology of hydrogen atom: Determination of the Rydberg constant and Lamb shifts. In J. L. Hall, & J. Ye (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4269, pp. 25-31) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424479