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.

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

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

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

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

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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).

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

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

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

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

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

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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).

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

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

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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).

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

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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).

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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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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. (1)

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

Chin. Opt. Lett. (1)

Chin. Phys. Lett. (1)

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

New J. Phys. (1)

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

Opt. Express (1)

Phys. Rev. A (5)

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. (4)

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 (1)

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

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