Hugh Robinson

Hugh Robinson

Professor Emeritus

Front Office Address: 
Physics Department, Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708


Precision measurement of g-factor ratios; wall-coated, evacuated cells for atomic clock; precision heterodyne spectroscopy; laser noise spectroscopy; cold-atom vapor cell traps; microwave Ramsey fringe spectroscopy using cold atoms; and theory of  two-photon multi-level spectroscopy. Miniaturization of atomic clocks and magnetometers.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1954

Keiser, G. M., et al. “An experimental determination of gJ(He4, 2S13)gJ(H1, 1S122).” Physical Review A, vol. 16, no. 3, Jan. 1977, pp. 822–35. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.16.822. Full Text

Keiser, G. M., et al. “Polarization of 4He(23S1) by optically pumped Rb.” Physics Letters A, vol. 51, no. 1, Jan. 1975, pp. 5–6. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0375-9601(75)90292-3. Full Text

Keiser, G. M., et al. “Determination of gJ(He4, 2S13)gJ(H1, 1S122): Resolution of a discrepancy.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 35, no. 18, Jan. 1975, pp. 1223–25. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.35.1223. Full Text

White, C. W., et al. “Determination of g-factor ratios for free Cs133 and Rb87 atoms.” Physical Review A, vol. 7, no. 3, Jan. 1973, pp. 1178–82. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.7.1178. Full Text

Watanabe, S. F., et al. “Lineshape asymmetry and frequency shift in a motionally narrowed Zeeman resonance.” Physics Letters A, vol. 32, no. 7, Sept. 1970, pp. 546–47. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0375-9601(70)90501-3. Full Text

Crampton, S. B., et al. “Determination of the quadrupole coupling constant in the N14 atomic ground state.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 24, no. 5, Jan. 1970, pp. 195–97. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.24.195. Full Text

Hughes, W. M., and H. G. Robinson. “Determination of an isotope shift in the ratio of atomic gJ values of hydrogen and deuterium.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 23, no. 21, Dec. 1969, pp. 1209–12. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.23.1209. Full Text

White, C. W., et al. “Determination of g-factor ratios for Free Rb85 and Rb87 Atoms.” Physical Review, vol. 174, no. 1, Dec. 1968, pp. 23–32. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRev.174.23. Full Text

Hayne, G. S., et al. “Measurements of gJ ratios for Rb85, Rb87, hydrogen, and deuterium, and of the hyperfine separation of deuterium.” Physical Review, vol. 171, no. 1, Dec. 1968, pp. 20–31. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRev.171.20. Full Text

Myint, T., et al. “Absolute value of the proton g factor.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 17, no. 7, Dec. 1966, pp. 405–07. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.17.405. Full Text