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Title: Theoretical Study of the Accuracy Limits of Optical Resonance Frequency Measurements

Abstract

The principal limits for the accuracy of the resonance frequency measurements set by the asymmetry of the natural resonance line shape are studied and applied to the recent accurate frequency measurements in the two-photon 1s-2s resonance and in the one-photon 1s-2p resonance in a hydrogen atom. This limit for 1s-2s resonance is found to be {approx}10{sup -5} Hz compared to the accuracy achieved in experiment {+-}46 Hz. In the case of a deuterium atom the limit is essentially larger: 10{sup -2} Hz. For 1s-2p resonance the accuracy limit is 0.17 MHz while the uncertainty of the recent frequency measurement is about 6 MHz.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ;  [1];  [3]
  1. V. A. Fock Institute of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, Petrodvorets, Oulianovskaya 1, 198504, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)
  2. (Russian Federation)
  3. Institut fuer Theoretische Physik Technische Universitaet Dresden, Mommsenstrasse 13, D-01062, Dresden (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20951369
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 20; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.203003; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ACCURACY; ASYMMETRY; ATOMS; DEUTERIUM; FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT; HYDROGEN; PHOTONS; RESONANCE

Citation Formats

Labzowsky, L., Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, 188300, Gatchina, St. Petersburg, Schedrin, G., Solovyev, D., and Plunien, G. Theoretical Study of the Accuracy Limits of Optical Resonance Frequency Measurements. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.203003.
Labzowsky, L., Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, 188300, Gatchina, St. Petersburg, Schedrin, G., Solovyev, D., & Plunien, G. Theoretical Study of the Accuracy Limits of Optical Resonance Frequency Measurements. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.203003.
Labzowsky, L., Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, 188300, Gatchina, St. Petersburg, Schedrin, G., Solovyev, D., and Plunien, G. Fri . "Theoretical Study of the Accuracy Limits of Optical Resonance Frequency Measurements". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.203003.
@article{osti_20951369,
title = {Theoretical Study of the Accuracy Limits of Optical Resonance Frequency Measurements},
author = {Labzowsky, L. and Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, 188300, Gatchina, St. Petersburg and Schedrin, G. and Solovyev, D. and Plunien, G.},
abstractNote = {The principal limits for the accuracy of the resonance frequency measurements set by the asymmetry of the natural resonance line shape are studied and applied to the recent accurate frequency measurements in the two-photon 1s-2s resonance and in the one-photon 1s-2p resonance in a hydrogen atom. This limit for 1s-2s resonance is found to be {approx}10{sup -5} Hz compared to the accuracy achieved in experiment {+-}46 Hz. In the case of a deuterium atom the limit is essentially larger: 10{sup -2} Hz. For 1s-2p resonance the accuracy limit is 0.17 MHz while the uncertainty of the recent frequency measurement is about 6 MHz.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.203003},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 20,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 18 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri May 18 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}