John Hall Portrait
Adjoint Professor • Fellow Adjoint - JILA • Nobel Laureate - 2005
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Office: JILA A803

Research Interests:

Developing and applying innovative laser techniques to the study of fundamental physical constants and theories, and to advance measurement science. 

Dr. Hall was named a 2005 Nobel Laureate in Physics for his work on laser-based precision spectroscopy, including optical frequency comb technique.

Selected Publications:

  1. K. M. Evenson, J. S. Wells, F. R. Peterson, B. L. Danielson, G. W. Day, R. L. Barger, and J L. Hall, "Speed of light from direct frequency and wavelength measurements of the methane-stabilized laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 29, 1346-1349 (1972)
  2. J. L. Hall, C. J. Bord and K. Uehara, "Direct optical resolution of the recoil effect using saturated absorption spectroscopy," Phys. Rev. Lett. 37, 1339-1342 (1976)
  3. J. L. Hall and D. Hils, "Improved Kennedy-Thorndike Experiment to Test Special Relativity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 1697 (1990)
  4. David J. Jones, Scott A. Diddams, Jinendra K. Ranka, Andrew Stentz, Robert S. Windeler, John L. Hall, Steven T. Cundiff, "Carrier-Envelope Phase Control of Femtosecond Mode-Locked Lasers and Direct Optical Frequency Synthesis," Science, 288 635 (2000).
  5. John L. Hall, Jun Ye, Scott A. Diddams, Long-Sheng Ma, Steven T. Cundiff, and David J. Jones, "The four Laser Ultras: a New Alliance for Physics and Metrology," IEEE J. of Quantum Electron. 37, 1482-1492 (2001).
  6. Mark Notcutt, Longsheng Ma, Jun Ye, and John L. Hall, "Simple and compact 1-Hz laser system via improved mounting configuration of a reference cavity," Opt. Lett.30, 1815 (2005)