Precise calculation of transition frequencies of hydrogen and deuterium based on a least-squares analysis

Ulrich D. Jentschura, Svetlana Kotochigova, Eric Olivier Leabigot, Peter J. Mohr, Barry N. Taylor

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Abstract

We combine a limited number of accurately measured transition frequencies in hydrogen and deuterium, recent quantum electrodynamics (QED) calculations, and, as an essential additional ingredient, a generalized least-squares analysis, to obtain precise and optimal predictions for hydrogen and deuterium transition frequencies. Some of the predicted transition frequencies have relative uncertainties more than an order of magnitude smaller than that of the g factor of the electron, which was previously the most accurate prediction of QED.

Original languageEnglish
Article number163003
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume95
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 14 2005

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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