Towards Laser Spectroscopy of Antihydrogen

  • Jochen Walz
  • Anette Pahl
  • Kjeld S.E. Eikema
  • Theodor W. Hänsch
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 570)


Cold antihydrogen atoms in a magnetic trap will open exciting prospects for challenging CPT tests with ultrahigh-resolution laser spectroscopy. Equally exciting is the prospect for experiments on the gravitational acceleration of antimatter. For both types of experiment it is of great importance to have antihydrogen as cold as possible. Laser cooling of antihydrogen can be done on the strong 1S-2P transition at Lyman-α (121.56 nm). We describe the first source for continuous coherent radiation at Lyman-α and possible applications in experiments with antihydrogen.


Laser Spectroscopy Magnetic Trap Laser Cool Lithium Borate Fundamental Beam 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jochen Walz
    • 1
  • Anette Pahl
    • 1
  • Kjeld S.E. Eikema
    • 1
  • Theodor W. Hänsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany

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