We report on the first measurement of the Breit-Wigner resonance of the transition from ortho-positronium to para-positronium. We have developed an optical system to accumulate a power of over 20 kW using a frequency-tunable gyrotron and a Fabry-Pérot cavity. This system opens a new era of millimeter-wave spectroscopy, and enables us to directly determine both the hyperfine interval and the decay width of para-Ps.
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