Stark effect (shifting and splitting spectral lines due to external electric field) is calculated in nearly all QM textbooks as application of perturbation theory (alongside Zeeman).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Wikipedia article ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stark_effect ) has a nice figure with n-th level splitting into n-1uniformly distributedsublevels:

It is hard to find published experimental results - please cite if you know some.

A clear one for Lyman series (2->1, 3->1, 4->1) can be found in historical "Der Starkeffect der Lymanserie" by Rudolf Frerichs, published January 1934 in Annalen der Physic (its editors back then: W. Gerlach, F. Pashen, M. Planck, R. Pohl, A. Sommerfeld and M. Wien), here are its results:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12405967/stark.png [Broken]

These are clearlynot uniformly distributed- how to understand/repair this discrepancy?

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# A Stark effect - theory vs experiment?

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