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Yb Optical Lattice Clock



Nathan D. Lemke, Andrew Ludlow, Zeb Barber, N Poli, C.W. Hoyt, Long-Sheng Ma, Jason Stalnaker, Christopher W. Oates, Leo Hollberg, James C. Bergquist, A. Brusch, Tara Fortier, Scott Diddams, Thomas P. Heavner, Steven R. Jefferts, Tom Parker


We describe the development and latest results of an optical lattice clock based on neutral Yb atoms, including investigations based on both even and odd isotopes. We report a fractional frequency uncertainty below 10-15 for 171Yb.
Proceedings Title
Proc. 2008 Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology
Conference Dates
October 5-November 11, 2008
Conference Location
Pacific Grove, CA, US
Conference Title
7th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology


optical frequency standards, optical clocks, optical lattices


Lemke, N. , Ludlow, A. , Barber, Z. , Poli, N. , Hoyt, C. , Ma, L. , Stalnaker, J. , Oates, C. , Hollberg, L. , Bergquist, J. , Brusch, A. , Fortier, T. , Diddams, S. , Heavner, T. , Jefferts, S. and Parker, T. (2008), Yb Optical Lattice Clock, Proc. 2008 Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology, Pacific Grove, CA, US (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created November 22, 2008, Updated October 12, 2021