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Title:DETERMINATION OF ROVIBRATIONAL INTERVALS IN H2+ WITH SUB-MHZ ACCURACY
Author(s):Hoelsch, Nicolas
Contributor(s):Jungen, Christian; Merkt, Frederic; Beyer, Maximilian
Subject(s):Mini-symposium: Frequency-Comb Spectroscopy
Abstract:H$_2^+$ is the simplest of all molecules and as such an important system for the development of molecular quantum mechanics. The rovibrational energy-level structure of this one-electron system can be calculated extremely precisely by quantum-chemical methods\footnote{V. I. Korobov, L. Hilico, and J.-Ph. Karr, Phys. Rev. A 89, 032511 (2014)}. By comparison with the results of precise spectroscopic measurements of rovibrational intervals, fundamental constants or particle properties, such as the proton-to-electron mass ratio or the proton size, can be determined\footnote{J.-Ph. Karr, L. Hilico, J. C. J. Koelemeij, and V. I. Korobov, Phys. Rev. A 94, 050501(R) (2016)}. Because the rotational and vibrational transitions of H$_2^+$ are electric-dipole forbidden, the experimental data on its energy-level structure are limited. We present the determination of spin-rovibrational intervals in H$_2^+$ from high-resolution measurements of the Rydberg spectrum of H$_2$ and Rydberg-series extrapolation using multichannel quantum defect theory\footnote{D. Sprecher, Ch. Jungen and F. Merkt, J. Chem. Phys. 140, 104303:1-18 (2014)}. Choosing suitable double-well valence states of H$_2$, characterized by long lifetimes and favorable Franck-Condon factors to different vibrational states in the ion, allows us to excite Rydberg states that converge on selected rovibrational levels of H$_2^+$. For the excitation of Rydberg states, a resonant three-photon excitation scheme was employed, using pulsed VUV and VIS laser sources to reach the intermediate valence state and a continuous-wave (cw) near-infrared laser source for the excitation to the Rydberg states. The valence state - Rydberg state intervals could be measured with a relative accuracy of 3E-10 using an optical frequency comb for the frequency calibration of the cw laser and minimizing systematic uncertainties\footnote{M. Beyer, N. H\"{o}lsch, J. A. Agner, J. Deiglmayr, H. Schmutz, and F. Merkt, Phys. Rev. A 97, 012501 (2018)}.
Issue Date:06/18/18
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Citation Info:APS
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/100636
DOI:10.15278/isms.2018.MG04
Other Identifier(s):MG04
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-08-17
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