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Shifts of optical frequency references based on spectral hole burning in Eu3+:Y2SiO5



David R. Leibrandt, Michael J. Thorpe, Till P. Rosenband


Spectral hole burning laser frequency stabilization in Eu3+:Y2SiO5 is performed in a cryogenic environment with high temperature stability and low levels of vibration. Several properties of Eu3+:Y2SiO5 spectral holes are measured, including magnetic field shifts, inhomogeneous broadening of the hyperfine structure, and frequency shifts due to optical probe power. A precise calibration of a temperature insensitive point is also performed, where the temperature-induced frequency shift is canceled to first order by the pressure-induced shift from the crystal's helium gas environment.
Physical Review B


Hole burning spectroscopy, Optical frequency synthesizers for precision spectroscopy, Zeeman and Stark effects


Leibrandt, D. , Thorpe, M. and Rosenband, T. (2013), Shifts of optical frequency references based on spectral hole burning in Eu3+:Y2SiO5, Physical Review B, [online], (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created March 6, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017