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Spectroscopy of neutral 174Yb in a one-dimensional optical lattice



C Hoyt, Zeb Barber, Christopher W. Oates, A. V. Taichenachev, V. I. Yudin, Leo W. Hollberg


We report spectroscopy of the 1S0 - 3P0 clock transition in neutral 174Yb atoms confined to a one- dimensional optical lattice at the ac Stark shift-canceling wavelength of 759.35 nm. Spectroscopic linewidths as narrow as 4 Hz, full width at half-maximum, are shown with good contrast and signal- to-noise ratios. An upper limit on frequency instability is demonstrated to be 3 × 10-15 at one second by measuring with respect to another stable laser through a Ti:sapphire femtosecond laser frequency comb.
Proceedings Title
European Frequency and Time Forum
Conference Dates
March 27-30, 2006
Conference Location
Braunschweig, GE


lattice, optical frequency standard, spectroscopy, ytterbium


Hoyt, C. , Barber, Z. , Oates, C. , Taichenachev, A. , Yudin, V. and Hollberg, L. (2006), Spectroscopy of neutral <sup>174</sup>Yb in a one-dimensional optical lattice, European Frequency and Time Forum, Braunschweig, GE, [online], (Accessed July 18, 2024)


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Created March 27, 2006, Updated February 17, 2017