The order dependent mapping method, whose convergence has recently been proven for the energy eigenvalue of the anharmonic oscillator, is applied to re-sum the standard perturbation series for the Stark effect of the hydrogen atom. We perform a numerical experiment up to the 50th order of the perturbation expansion. A simple mapping, suggested by the analytic structure and the strong field behavior, gives an excellent agreement with the exact value for an intermediate range of the electric field, 0.03 (a.u.) ≤ E ≤ 0.25 (a.u.). The imaginary part of the energy (the decay width) as well as the real part of the energy is reproduced from the standard perturbation series.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 17 1996|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)