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.
- 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)
- 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)
- J. L. Hall and D. Hils, "Improved Kennedy-Thorndike Experiment to Test Special Relativity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 1697 (1990)
- 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).
- 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).
- 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)