Optical frequency measurement of the 2S-12D transitions in hydrogen and deuterium

Rydberg constant and lamb shift determinations

C. Schwob, L. Jozefowski, B. De Beauvoir, L. Hilico, F. Nez, L. Julien, F. Biraben, Jean Jacques Zondy, A. Clairon

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We have performed a pure optical frequency measurement of the 2S-12D two-photon transitions in atomic hydrogen and deuterium. From a complete analysis taking into account this result and all other precise measurements (by ourselves and other authors), we deduce optimized values for the Rydberg constant, R= 109 737.315 685 16(84) cm-1(relative uncertainty of 7.7 × 10-12) and for the 1S and 2S Lamb shifts L1S= 8172.837(22) MHz and L2S-2P= 1057.8446(29) MHz [respectively, L1S= 8183.966(22) MHz, and L2S-2P= 1059.2337(29) MHz for deuterium]. These are now the most accurate values available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4960-4963
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume82
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 21 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Optical frequency measurement of the 2S-12D transitions in hydrogen and deuterium : Rydberg constant and lamb shift determinations. / Schwob, C.; Jozefowski, L.; De Beauvoir, B.; Hilico, L.; Nez, F.; Julien, L.; Biraben, F.; Zondy, Jean Jacques; Clairon, A.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 82, No. 25, 21.06.1999, p. 4960-4963.

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Schwob, C, Jozefowski, L, De Beauvoir, B, Hilico, L, Nez, F, Julien, L, Biraben, F, Zondy, JJ & Clairon, A 1999, 'Optical frequency measurement of the 2S-12D transitions in hydrogen and deuterium: Rydberg constant and lamb shift determinations', Physical Review Letters, vol. 82, no. 25, pp. 4960-4963. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.82.4960
Schwob, C. ; Jozefowski, L. ; De Beauvoir, B. ; Hilico, L. ; Nez, F. ; Julien, L. ; Biraben, F. ; Zondy, Jean Jacques ; Clairon, A. / Optical frequency measurement of the 2S-12D transitions in hydrogen and deuterium : Rydberg constant and lamb shift determinations. In: Physical Review Letters. 1999 ; Vol. 82, No. 25. pp. 4960-4963.
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