Doppler-Free Two-Photon Spectroscopy of Hydrogen Rydberg States: Remeasurement of R

  • M. Allegrini
  • F. Biraben
  • B. Cagnac
  • J. C. Garreau
  • L. Julien
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In the last few years, the application of very high resolution laser spectroscopy to atomic hydrogen has allowed the determination of the Rydberg constant with an increasing precision up to a few parts in 1010 /1–7/. Because R plays a key role in atomic physics, quantum electrodynamics and metrology, it is desirable to improve even further this precision ; experiments to this aim are currently being performed in various laboratories. In this work we report on latest measurements of R which are in fact limited by the precision of the wavelength standard in the optical domain (1.6 x 10−10).


Light Power Lamb Shift Light Shift Rydberg Constant Atomic Hydrogen Rydberg 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Allegrini
    • 1
  • F. Biraben
    • 1
  • B. Cagnac
    • 1
  • J. C. Garreau
    • 1
  • L. Julien
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Spectroscopie Hertzienne de l’ENSParis Cedex 05France

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