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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Jul|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering