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Stable Laser System for Probing the Clock Transition at 578 nm in Neutral Ytterbium

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Author(s)

Christopher W. Oates, Zeb Barber, Jason Stalnaker, C Hoyt, Tara M. Fortier, Scott A. Diddams, Leo W. Hollberg

Abstract

In this paper we describe a new laser system we have developed to probe the ultra-narrow 1S0 -> 3P0 clock transition at 578 nm in neutral ytterbium. The yellow light is produced by sum frequency generation in a periodically-poled waveguide. With approximately 100 mW each from a fiber laser and Nd:YAG laser, we produce 10 mW of visible light. Stabilization of the laser to a resonance of a high finesse, environmentally-isolated cavity has enabled resolution of spectroscopic features as narrow as 5 Hz.
Proceedings Title
Proc. 2007 Joint Mtg. IEEE Intl. Freq. Cont. Symp. and EFTF Conf.
Conference Dates
May 27-June 1, 2007
Conference Location
Geneva,

Keywords

high resolution spectroscopy, laser stabilization, optical frequency standards

Citation

Oates, C. , Barber, Z. , Stalnaker, J. , Hoyt, C. , Fortier, T. , Diddams, S. and Hollberg, L. (2007), Stable Laser System for Probing the Clock Transition at 578 nm in Neutral Ytterbium, Proc. 2007 Joint Mtg. IEEE Intl. Freq. Cont. Symp. and EFTF Conf., Geneva, , [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=50559 (Accessed June 24, 2024)

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Created May 29, 2007, Updated February 17, 2017