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Precision Spectroscopy of Atomic Hydrogen

  • F. Biraben
  • T. W. Hänsch
  • M. Fischer
  • M. Niering
  • R. Holzwarth
  • J. Reichert
  • Th. Udem
  • M. Weitz
  • B. de Beauvoir
  • C. Schwob
  • L. Jozefowski
  • L. Hilico
  • F. Nez
  • L. Julien
  • O. Acef
  • J. -J. Zondy
  • A. Clairon
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 570)

Abstract

We review advances in optical precision spectroscopy of atomic hydrogen achieved at Garching and Paris since the first symposium on the Hydrogen Atom at Pisa in 1988. The work at Garching has been focused on measurements of the 1S—2S and 2S—4S two-photon transitions in atomic hydrogen and on the isotope shift between hydrogen and deuterium. The Paris experiments have been directed at the 1S—3S and 2SnS/nD transitions. A general least squares adjustment combining different measurements yields the currently most precise values for the Rydberg constant and the Lamb shift of the 1S ground state.

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Atomic Beam Lamb Shift Acousto Optic Modulator Light Shift Precision Spectroscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Biraben
    • 1
  • T. W. Hänsch
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Fischer
    • 2
  • M. Niering
    • 2
  • R. Holzwarth
    • 2
  • J. Reichert
    • 2
  • Th. Udem
    • 2
  • M. Weitz
    • 2
    • 3
  • B. de Beauvoir
    • 1
  • C. Schwob
    • 1
  • L. Jozefowski
    • 1
  • L. Hilico
    • 1
  • F. Nez
    • 1
  • L. Julien
    • 1
  • O. Acef
    • 4
  • J. -J. Zondy
    • 4
  • A. Clairon
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire Kastler BrosselEcole Normale Supérieure et Université Pierre et Marie Curie, CNRS UMR 8552ParisFrance
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany
  3. 3.Sektion PhysikLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchenGermany
  4. 4.Laboratoire Primaire du Temps et des FréquencesBNM-Observatoire de ParisParisFrance

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