Abstract

A frequency-stabilized 556-nm laser is an essential tool for experimental studies associated with <sup>1</sup>S<sub>0</sub>-<sup>3</sup>P<sub>1</sub> intercombination transition of ytterbium (Yb) atoms. A 556-nm laser light using a single-pass second harmonic generation (SHG) is obtained in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 (PPLN) crystal pumped by a fiber laser at 1111.6 nm. A robust frequency stabilization method which facilitates the control of laser frequency with an accuracy better than the natural linewidth (187 kHz) of the intercombination line is developed. The short-term frequency jitter is reduced to less than 100 kHz by locking the laser to a home-made reference cavity. A slow frequency drift is sensed by the 556-nm fluorescence signal of an Yb atomic beam excited by one probe beam and is reduced to less than 50-kHz by a computer-controlled servo system. The laser can be stably locked for more than 5 h. This frequency stabilization method can be extended to other alkaline-earth-like atoms with similar weak intercombination lines.

© 2011 Chinese Optics Letters

PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. S. G. Porsev, A. Derevianko, and E. N. Fortson, Phys. Rev. A 69, 021403(R) (2004).
  2. Z. W. Barber, C. W. Hoyt, C. W. Oates, L. Hollberg, A. V. Taichenachev, and V. I. Yudin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083002 (2006).
  3. S. Tojo, M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, Y. Kato, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 153201 (2006).
  4. K. Enomoto, M. Kitagawa, K. Kasa, S. Tojo, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 203201 (2007).
  5. M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, K. Kasa, Y. Takahashi, R. Ciurylo, P. Naidon, and P. S. Julienne, Phys. Rev. A 77, 012719 (2008).
  6. K. Honda, Y. Takasu, T. Kuwamoto, M. Kumakura, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 66, 021401(R) (2002).
  7. J. E. Stalnaker, D. Budker, D. P. DeMille, S. J. Freedman, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 66, 031403(R) (2002).
  8. F. Gerbier and J. Dalibard, New J. Phys. 12, 033007 (2010).
  9. Y. Takasu, K. Maki, K. Komori, T. Takano, K. Honda, M. Kumakura, T. Yabuzaki, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 040404 (2003).
  10. T. Kuwamoto, K. Honda, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 60, R745 (1999).
  11. Z. Barber, "Ytterbium optical lattice clock" PhD. Thesis (Montana State University, Bozeman, 2003).
  12. P.-Y. Zhao, Z.-X. Xiong, Y. Long, L.-X. He, and B.-L. Lv, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 083702 (2009).
  13. H. Jiang, G. Li, and X. Xu, Opt. Express 17, 16073 (2009).
  14. L. Xia, H. Su, and S. Ruan, Chin. Opt. Lett. 7, 1038 (2009).
  15. E. D. Black, Am. J. Phys. 69, 79 (2001).

2010

F. Gerbier and J. Dalibard, New J. Phys. 12, 033007 (2010).

2009

P.-Y. Zhao, Z.-X. Xiong, Y. Long, L.-X. He, and B.-L. Lv, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 083702 (2009).

H. Jiang, G. Li, and X. Xu, Opt. Express 17, 16073 (2009).

L. Xia, H. Su, and S. Ruan, Chin. Opt. Lett. 7, 1038 (2009).

2008

M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, K. Kasa, Y. Takahashi, R. Ciurylo, P. Naidon, and P. S. Julienne, Phys. Rev. A 77, 012719 (2008).

2007

K. Enomoto, M. Kitagawa, K. Kasa, S. Tojo, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 203201 (2007).

2006

Z. W. Barber, C. W. Hoyt, C. W. Oates, L. Hollberg, A. V. Taichenachev, and V. I. Yudin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083002 (2006).

S. Tojo, M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, Y. Kato, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 153201 (2006).

2004

S. G. Porsev, A. Derevianko, and E. N. Fortson, Phys. Rev. A 69, 021403(R) (2004).

2003

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

2002

K. Honda, Y. Takasu, T. Kuwamoto, M. Kumakura, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 66, 021401(R) (2002).

J. E. Stalnaker, D. Budker, D. P. DeMille, S. J. Freedman, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 66, 031403(R) (2002).

2001

E. D. Black, Am. J. Phys. 69, 79 (2001).

1999

T. Kuwamoto, K. Honda, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 60, R745 (1999).

Barber, Z. W.

Z. W. Barber, C. W. Hoyt, C. W. Oates, L. Hollberg, A. V. Taichenachev, and V. I. Yudin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083002 (2006).

Black, E. D.

E. D. Black, Am. J. Phys. 69, 79 (2001).

Budker, D.

J. E. Stalnaker, D. Budker, D. P. DeMille, S. J. Freedman, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 66, 031403(R) (2002).

Ciurylo, R.

M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, K. Kasa, Y. Takahashi, R. Ciurylo, P. Naidon, and P. S. Julienne, Phys. Rev. A 77, 012719 (2008).

Dalibard, J.

F. Gerbier and J. Dalibard, New J. Phys. 12, 033007 (2010).

DeMille, D. P.

J. E. Stalnaker, D. Budker, D. P. DeMille, S. J. Freedman, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 66, 031403(R) (2002).

Derevianko, A.

S. G. Porsev, A. Derevianko, and E. N. Fortson, Phys. Rev. A 69, 021403(R) (2004).

Enomoto, K.

M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, K. Kasa, Y. Takahashi, R. Ciurylo, P. Naidon, and P. S. Julienne, Phys. Rev. A 77, 012719 (2008).

K. Enomoto, M. Kitagawa, K. Kasa, S. Tojo, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 203201 (2007).

S. Tojo, M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, Y. Kato, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 153201 (2006).

Fortson, E. N.

S. G. Porsev, A. Derevianko, and E. N. Fortson, Phys. Rev. A 69, 021403(R) (2004).

Freedman, S. J.

J. E. Stalnaker, D. Budker, D. P. DeMille, S. J. Freedman, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 66, 031403(R) (2002).

Gerbier, F.

F. Gerbier and J. Dalibard, New J. Phys. 12, 033007 (2010).

He, L.-X.

P.-Y. Zhao, Z.-X. Xiong, Y. Long, L.-X. He, and B.-L. Lv, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 083702 (2009).

Hollberg, L.

Z. W. Barber, C. W. Hoyt, C. W. Oates, L. Hollberg, A. V. Taichenachev, and V. I. Yudin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083002 (2006).

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).

K. Honda, Y. Takasu, T. Kuwamoto, M. Kumakura, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 66, 021401(R) (2002).

T. Kuwamoto, K. Honda, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 60, R745 (1999).

Hoyt, C. W.

Z. W. Barber, C. W. Hoyt, C. W. Oates, L. Hollberg, A. V. Taichenachev, and V. I. Yudin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083002 (2006).

Jiang, H.

Julienne, P. S.

M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, K. Kasa, Y. Takahashi, R. Ciurylo, P. Naidon, and P. S. Julienne, Phys. Rev. A 77, 012719 (2008).

Kasa, K.

M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, K. Kasa, Y. Takahashi, R. Ciurylo, P. Naidon, and P. S. Julienne, Phys. Rev. A 77, 012719 (2008).

K. Enomoto, M. Kitagawa, K. Kasa, S. Tojo, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 203201 (2007).

Kato, Y.

S. Tojo, M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, Y. Kato, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 153201 (2006).

Kitagawa, M.

M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, K. Kasa, Y. Takahashi, R. Ciurylo, P. Naidon, and P. S. Julienne, Phys. Rev. A 77, 012719 (2008).

K. Enomoto, M. Kitagawa, K. Kasa, S. Tojo, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 203201 (2007).

S. Tojo, M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, Y. Kato, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 153201 (2006).

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.

S. Tojo, M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, Y. Kato, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 153201 (2006).

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

K. Honda, Y. Takasu, T. Kuwamoto, M. Kumakura, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 66, 021401(R) (2002).

Kuwamoto, T.

K. Honda, Y. Takasu, T. Kuwamoto, M. Kumakura, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 66, 021401(R) (2002).

T. Kuwamoto, K. Honda, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 60, R745 (1999).

Li, G.

Long, Y.

P.-Y. Zhao, Z.-X. Xiong, Y. Long, L.-X. He, and B.-L. Lv, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 083702 (2009).

Lv, B.-L.

P.-Y. Zhao, Z.-X. Xiong, Y. Long, L.-X. He, and B.-L. Lv, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 083702 (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).

Naidon, P.

M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, K. Kasa, Y. Takahashi, R. Ciurylo, P. Naidon, and P. S. Julienne, Phys. Rev. A 77, 012719 (2008).

Oates, C. W.

Z. W. Barber, C. W. Hoyt, C. W. Oates, L. Hollberg, A. V. Taichenachev, and V. I. Yudin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083002 (2006).

Porsev, S. G.

S. G. Porsev, A. Derevianko, and E. N. Fortson, Phys. Rev. A 69, 021403(R) (2004).

Ruan, S.

Stalnaker, J. E.

J. E. Stalnaker, D. Budker, D. P. DeMille, S. J. Freedman, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 66, 031403(R) (2002).

Su, H.

Taichenachev, A. V.

Z. W. Barber, C. W. Hoyt, C. W. Oates, L. Hollberg, A. V. Taichenachev, and V. I. Yudin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083002 (2006).

Takahashi, Y.

M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, K. Kasa, Y. Takahashi, R. Ciurylo, P. Naidon, and P. S. Julienne, Phys. Rev. A 77, 012719 (2008).

K. Enomoto, M. Kitagawa, K. Kasa, S. Tojo, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 203201 (2007).

S. Tojo, M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, Y. Kato, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 153201 (2006).

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

K. Honda, Y. Takasu, T. Kuwamoto, M. Kumakura, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 66, 021401(R) (2002).

T. Kuwamoto, K. Honda, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 60, R745 (1999).

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.

S. Tojo, M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, Y. Kato, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 153201 (2006).

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

K. Honda, Y. Takasu, T. Kuwamoto, M. Kumakura, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 66, 021401(R) (2002).

Tojo, S.

K. Enomoto, M. Kitagawa, K. Kasa, S. Tojo, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 203201 (2007).

S. Tojo, M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, Y. Kato, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 153201 (2006).

Xia, L.

Xiong, Z.-X.

P.-Y. Zhao, Z.-X. Xiong, Y. Long, L.-X. He, and B.-L. Lv, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 083702 (2009).

Xu, X.

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).

K. Honda, Y. Takasu, T. Kuwamoto, M. Kumakura, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 66, 021401(R) (2002).

T. Kuwamoto, K. Honda, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 60, R745 (1999).

Yashchuk, V. V.

J. E. Stalnaker, D. Budker, D. P. DeMille, S. J. Freedman, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 66, 031403(R) (2002).

Yudin, V. I.

Z. W. Barber, C. W. Hoyt, C. W. Oates, L. Hollberg, A. V. Taichenachev, and V. I. Yudin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083002 (2006).

Zhao, P.-Y.

P.-Y. Zhao, Z.-X. Xiong, Y. Long, L.-X. He, and B.-L. Lv, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 083702 (2009).

Am. J. Phys.

E. D. Black, Am. J. Phys. 69, 79 (2001).

Chin. Opt. Lett.

Chin. Phys. Lett.

P.-Y. Zhao, Z.-X. Xiong, Y. Long, L.-X. He, and B.-L. Lv, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 083702 (2009).

New J. Phys.

F. Gerbier and J. Dalibard, New J. Phys. 12, 033007 (2010).

Opt. Express

Phys. Rev. A

T. Kuwamoto, K. Honda, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 60, R745 (1999).

M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, K. Kasa, Y. Takahashi, R. Ciurylo, P. Naidon, and P. S. Julienne, Phys. Rev. A 77, 012719 (2008).

K. Honda, Y. Takasu, T. Kuwamoto, M. Kumakura, Y. Takahashi, and T. Yabuzaki, Phys. Rev. A 66, 021401(R) (2002).

J. E. Stalnaker, D. Budker, D. P. DeMille, S. J. Freedman, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 66, 031403(R) (2002).

S. G. Porsev, A. Derevianko, and E. N. Fortson, Phys. Rev. A 69, 021403(R) (2004).

Phys. Rev. Lett.

Z. W. Barber, C. W. Hoyt, C. W. Oates, L. Hollberg, A. V. Taichenachev, and V. I. Yudin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083002 (2006).

S. Tojo, M. Kitagawa, K. Enomoto, Y. Kato, Y. Takasu, M. Kumakura, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 153201 (2006).

K. Enomoto, M. Kitagawa, K. Kasa, S. Tojo, and Y. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 203201 (2007).

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

Other

Z. Barber, "Ytterbium optical lattice clock" PhD. Thesis (Montana State University, Bozeman, 2003).

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.