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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