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.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Least-squares Analysis; Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) Calculations; Transition Frequencies; Deuterium; Electrodynamics; Frequencies; Least Squares Approximations; Phase Transitions; Quantum Theory; Hydrogen

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0031-9007

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

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Physics Commons

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