Abstract

We investigate the asymptotic properties of higher-order binding corrections to the one-loop self-energy of excited states in atomic hydrogen. We evaluate the historically problematic A60 coefficient for all P states with principal quantum numbers n ≤ 7 and D states with n ≤ 8 and find that a satisfactory representation of the n dependence of the coefficients requires a three-parameter fit. For the high-energy contribution to A60, we find exact formulas. The results obtained are relevant for the interpretation of high-precision laser spectroscopic measurements.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Asymptotic Stability; Electrodynamics; Electron Energy Levels; Laser Applications; Numerical Analysis; Spectroscopic Analysis; Quantum Electrodynamics; Self Energy; Ultrahigh Resolution Spectroscopy; Quantum Theory

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0031-9007

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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