Abstract

The laser cooling of ytterbium (Yb) atoms needs a 399-nm laser which operates on the strong 1S0 -1P1 transition and can be locked at the desired frequencies for different Yb isotopes. We demonstrate a frequency locking method using the fluorescence spectrum of an Yb atomic beam as a frequency reference. For unresolved fluorescence peaks, we make the spectrum of the even isotopes vanish by using the strong angular-dependence of the fluorescence radiations; the remained closely-spaced peaks are thus clearly resolved and able to serve as accurate frequency references. A computer-controlled servo system is used to lock the laser frequency to a single fluorescence peak of interest, and a frequency stability of 304 kHz is achieved. This frequency-locked laser enables us to realize stable blue magneto-optic-traps (MOT) for all abundant Yb isotopes.

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2013 (1)

2012 (1)

2011 (2)

2009 (3)

A. V. Gorshkov, A. M. Rey, A. J. Daley, M. M. Boyd, J. Ye, P. Zoller, and M. D. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 110503 (2009).

K. Tsigutkin, D. Dounas-Frazer, A. Family, J. E. Stalnaker, V. V. Yashchuk, and D. Budker, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 071601 (2009).

T. Fukahara, S. Sugawa, Y. Takasu, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. A 79, 012601 (2009).

2008 (2)

A. J. Daley, M. M. Boyd, J. Ye, and P. Zoller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 170504 (2008).

P. Y. Zhao, Z. X. Xiong, J. Liang, L. X. He, and B. L. Lu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 3631 (2008).

2007 (2)

T. Fukuhara, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 030401 (2007).

D. Hayes, P. S. Julienne, and I. H. Deutsch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 070501 (2007)

2005 (2)

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D. Das, S. Barthwal, A. Banerjee, and V. Natarajan, Phys. Rev. A 72, 032506 (2005).

2003 (3)

Y. Takasu, K. Maki, K. Komori, T. Takano, K. Honda, M. Kumakura, T. Yabuzaki, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 040404 (2003).

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C. Y. Park and T. H. Yoon, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, L754 (2003).

2002 (1)

R. Zinkstok, E. J. van Duijn, S. Witte, and W. Hogervorst J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 35, 2693 (2002).

Banerjee, A.

D. Das, S. Barthwal, A. Banerjee, and V. Natarajan, Phys. Rev. A 72, 032506 (2005).

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C. W. Hoyt, Z. W. Barber, C. W. Oates, T. M. Fortier, S. A. Diddams, and L. Hollberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 083003 (2005).

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D. Das, S. Barthwal, A. Banerjee, and V. Natarajan, Phys. Rev. A 72, 032506 (2005).

Boyd, M. M.

A. V. Gorshkov, A. M. Rey, A. J. Daley, M. M. Boyd, J. Ye, P. Zoller, and M. D. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 110503 (2009).

A. J. Daley, M. M. Boyd, J. Ye, and P. Zoller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 170504 (2008).

Budker, D.

K. Tsigutkin, D. Dounas-Frazer, A. Family, J. E. Stalnaker, V. V. Yashchuk, and D. Budker, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 071601 (2009).

Daley, A. J.

A. V. Gorshkov, A. M. Rey, A. J. Daley, M. M. Boyd, J. Ye, P. Zoller, and M. D. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 110503 (2009).

A. J. Daley, M. M. Boyd, J. Ye, and P. Zoller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 170504 (2008).

Das, D.

D. Das, S. Barthwal, A. Banerjee, and V. Natarajan, Phys. Rev. A 72, 032506 (2005).

Deutsch, I. H.

D. Hayes, P. S. Julienne, and I. H. Deutsch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 070501 (2007)

Diddams, S. A.

C. W. Hoyt, Z. W. Barber, C. W. Oates, T. M. Fortier, S. A. Diddams, and L. Hollberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 083003 (2005).

Dounas-Frazer, D.

K. Tsigutkin, D. Dounas-Frazer, A. Family, J. E. Stalnaker, V. V. Yashchuk, and D. Budker, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 071601 (2009).

Duijn, E. J. van

R. Zinkstok, E. J. van Duijn, S. Witte, and W. Hogervorst J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 35, 2693 (2002).

Family, A.

K. Tsigutkin, D. Dounas-Frazer, A. Family, J. E. Stalnaker, V. V. Yashchuk, and D. Budker, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 071601 (2009).

Fortier, T. M.

C. W. Hoyt, Z. W. Barber, C. W. Oates, T. M. Fortier, S. A. Diddams, and L. Hollberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 083003 (2005).

Fukahara, T.

T. Fukahara, S. Sugawa, Y. Takasu, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. A 79, 012601 (2009).

Fukuhara, T.

T. Fukuhara, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 030401 (2007).

Gorshkov, A. V.

A. V. Gorshkov, A. M. Rey, A. J. Daley, M. M. Boyd, J. Ye, P. Zoller, and M. D. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 110503 (2009).

Hayes, D.

D. Hayes, P. S. Julienne, and I. H. Deutsch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 070501 (2007)

He, L. X.

Z. X. Xiong, Y. Long, H. X. Xiao, X. Zhang, L. X. He, and B. L. Lu, Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 013102 (2011).

P. Y. Zhao, Z. X. Xiong, J. Liang, L. X. He, and B. L. Lu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 3631 (2008).

Hollberg, L.

C. W. Hoyt, Z. W. Barber, C. W. Oates, T. M. Fortier, S. A. Diddams, and L. Hollberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 083003 (2005).

Honda, K.

Y. Takasu, K. Maki, K. Komori, T. Takano, K. Honda, M. Kumakura, T. Yabuzaki, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 040404 (2003).

Hoyt, C. W.

C. W. Hoyt, Z. W. Barber, C. W. Oates, T. M. Fortier, S. A. Diddams, and L. Hollberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 083003 (2005).

Julienne, P. S.

D. Hayes, P. S. Julienne, and I. H. Deutsch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 070501 (2007)

Kim, E. B.

Kim, J. I.

Komori, K.

Y. Takasu, K. Maki, K. Komori, T. Takano, K. Honda, M. Kumakura, T. Yabuzaki, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 040404 (2003).

Kumakura, M.

T. Fukuhara, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 030401 (2007).

Y. Takasu, K. Maki, K. Komori, T. Takano, K. Honda, M. Kumakura, T. Yabuzaki, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 040404 (2003).

Liang, J.

P. Y. Zhao, Z. X. Xiong, J. Liang, L. X. He, and B. L. Lu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 3631 (2008).

Lin, Q.

Liu, W.

Long, Y.

Lu, B. L.

Z. X. Xiong, Y. Long, H. X. Xiao, X. Zhang, L. X. He, and B. L. Lu, Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 013102 (2011).

P. Y. Zhao, Z. X. Xiong, J. Liang, L. X. He, and B. L. Lu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 3631 (2008).

Lukin, M. D.

A. V. Gorshkov, A. M. Rey, A. J. Daley, M. M. Boyd, J. Ye, P. Zoller, and M. D. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 110503 (2009).

Maki, K.

Y. Takasu, K. Maki, K. Komori, T. Takano, K. Honda, M. Kumakura, T. Yabuzaki, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 040404 (2003).

Natarajan, V.

D. Das, S. Barthwal, A. Banerjee, and V. Natarajan, Phys. Rev. A 72, 032506 (2005).

Oates, C. W.

C. W. Hoyt, Z. W. Barber, C. W. Oates, T. M. Fortier, S. A. Diddams, and L. Hollberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 083003 (2005).

Park, C. Y.

J. I. Kim, C. Y. Park, J. Y. Yeom, E. B. Kim, and T. H. Yoon, Opt. Lett. 28, 245 (2003).

C. Y. Park and T. H. Yoon, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, L754 (2003).

Rey, A. M.

A. V. Gorshkov, A. M. Rey, A. J. Daley, M. M. Boyd, J. Ye, P. Zoller, and M. D. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 110503 (2009).

Stalnaker, J. E.

K. Tsigutkin, D. Dounas-Frazer, A. Family, J. E. Stalnaker, V. V. Yashchuk, and D. Budker, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 071601 (2009).

Sugawa, S.

T. Fukahara, S. Sugawa, Y. Takasu, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. A 79, 012601 (2009).

Takahashi, Y.

T. Fukahara, S. Sugawa, Y. Takasu, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. A 79, 012601 (2009).

T. Fukuhara, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 030401 (2007).

Y. Takasu, K. Maki, K. Komori, T. Takano, K. Honda, M. Kumakura, T. Yabuzaki, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 040404 (2003).

Takano, T.

Y. Takasu, K. Maki, K. Komori, T. Takano, K. Honda, M. Kumakura, T. Yabuzaki, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 040404 (2003).

Takasu, Y.

T. Fukahara, S. Sugawa, Y. Takasu, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. A 79, 012601 (2009).

T. Fukuhara, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 030401 (2007).

Y. Takasu, K. Maki, K. Komori, T. Takano, K. Honda, M. Kumakura, T. Yabuzaki, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 040404 (2003).

Tsigutkin, K.

K. Tsigutkin, D. Dounas-Frazer, A. Family, J. E. Stalnaker, V. V. Yashchuk, and D. Budker, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 071601 (2009).

Wang, B.

Wang, L.

Wang, S.

Wang, W. L.

W. L. Wang and X. Y. Xu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 033202 (2011).

Wang, Z.

Witte, S.

R. Zinkstok, E. J. van Duijn, S. Witte, and W. Hogervorst J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 35, 2693 (2002).

Xiao, H. X.

Xiong, Z. X.

Z. X. Xiong, Y. Long, H. X. Xiao, X. Zhang, L. X. He, and B. L. Lu, Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 013102 (2011).

P. Y. Zhao, Z. X. Xiong, J. Liang, L. X. He, and B. L. Lu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 3631 (2008).

Xu, X. Y.

W. L. Wang and X. Y. Xu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 033202 (2011).

Xu, Y.

Yabuzaki, T.

Y. Takasu, K. Maki, K. Komori, T. Takano, K. Honda, M. Kumakura, T. Yabuzaki, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 040404 (2003).

Yang, G.

Yashchuk, V. V.

K. Tsigutkin, D. Dounas-Frazer, A. Family, J. E. Stalnaker, V. V. Yashchuk, and D. Budker, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 071601 (2009).

Ye, J.

A. V. Gorshkov, A. M. Rey, A. J. Daley, M. M. Boyd, J. Ye, P. Zoller, and M. D. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 110503 (2009).

A. J. Daley, M. M. Boyd, J. Ye, and P. Zoller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 170504 (2008).

Yeom, J. Y.

Yoon, T. H.

C. Y. Park and T. H. Yoon, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, L754 (2003).

J. I. Kim, C. Y. Park, J. Y. Yeom, E. B. Kim, and T. H. Yoon, Opt. Lett. 28, 245 (2003).

Zhang, H.

Zhang, J.

Zhang, X.

Zhao, P. Y.

P. Y. Zhao, Z. X. Xiong, J. Liang, L. X. He, and B. L. Lu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 3631 (2008).

Zhao, Y.

Zinkstok, R.

R. Zinkstok, E. J. van Duijn, S. Witte, and W. Hogervorst J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 35, 2693 (2002).

Zoller, P.

A. V. Gorshkov, A. M. Rey, A. J. Daley, M. M. Boyd, J. Ye, P. Zoller, and M. D. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 110503 (2009).

A. J. Daley, M. M. Boyd, J. Ye, and P. Zoller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 170504 (2008).

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Chin. Opt. Lett. (3)

Chin. Phys. Lett. (2)

W. L. Wang and X. Y. Xu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 033202 (2011).

P. Y. Zhao, Z. X. Xiong, J. Liang, L. X. He, and B. L. Lu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 3631 (2008).

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

C. Y. Park and T. H. Yoon, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 42, L754 (2003).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. A (2)

T. Fukahara, S. Sugawa, Y. Takasu, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. A 79, 012601 (2009).

D. Das, S. Barthwal, A. Banerjee, and V. Natarajan, Phys. Rev. A 72, 032506 (2005).

Phys. Rev. Lett. (7)

C. W. Hoyt, Z. W. Barber, C. W. Oates, T. M. Fortier, S. A. Diddams, and L. Hollberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 083003 (2005).

D. Hayes, P. S. Julienne, and I. H. Deutsch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 070501 (2007)

A. J. Daley, M. M. Boyd, J. Ye, and P. Zoller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 170504 (2008).

A. V. Gorshkov, A. M. Rey, A. J. Daley, M. M. Boyd, J. Ye, P. Zoller, and M. D. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 110503 (2009).

K. Tsigutkin, D. Dounas-Frazer, A. Family, J. E. Stalnaker, V. V. Yashchuk, and D. Budker, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 071601 (2009).

Y. Takasu, K. Maki, K. Komori, T. Takano, K. Honda, M. Kumakura, T. Yabuzaki, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 040404 (2003).

T. Fukuhara, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 030401 (2007).

Other (2)

Z. Barber, "Ytterbium optical lattice clock" PhD. Thesis (University of Colorado, 2007).

N. D. Lemke, "Optical lattice clock with spin-1/2 ytterbium atoms" PhD. Thesis (University of Colorado, 2012).

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