Prospects and experimental progress of an ytterbium optical lattice clock

T. H. Yoon, C. Y. Park

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Abstract

We discuss the prospects of an ytterbium (Yb) optical lattice clock based on theoretical estimates of various systematic effects for clock operations confined to the optical lattice potential satisfying the Lamb-Dicke condition. Then, we present our experimental progress towards the realization of the proposed Yb optical lattice clock. We report the first efficient trapping of rare-earth Yb atoms with a high-power violet laser diode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1087-1090
Number of pages4
JournalLaser Physics
Volume15
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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