Abstract

We propose a novel, high-performance, and practical laser source system for optical clocks. The laser linewidth of a fiber-based frequency comb is reduced by phase locking a comb mode to an ultrastable master laser at 1064 nm with a broad servo bandwidth. A slave laser at 578 nm is successively phase locked to a comb mode at 578 nm with a broad servo bandwidth without any pre-stabilization. Laser frequency characteristics such as spectral linewidth and frequency stability are transferred to the 578-nm slave laser from the 1064-nm master laser. Using the slave laser, we have succeeded in observing the clock transition of 171Yb atoms confined in an optical lattice with a 20-Hz spectral linewidth.

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2012 (5)

T. Kessler, C. Hagemann, C. Grebing, T. Legero, U. Sterr, F. Riehle, M. J. Martin, L. Chen, and J. Ye, “A sub-40-mHz-linewidth laser based on a silicon single-crystal optical cavity,” Nat. Photonics6(10), 687–692 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Yamaguchi, N. Shiga, S. Nagano, Y. Li, H. Ishijima, H. Hachisu, M. Kumagai, and T. Ido, “Stability transfer between two clock lasers operating at different wavelengths for absolute frequency measurement of clock transition in Sr-87,” Appl. Phys. Express5(2), 022701 (2012).
[CrossRef]

K. Iwakuni, H. Inaba, Y. Nakajima, T. Kobayashi, K. Hosaka, A. Onae, and F.-L. Hong, “Narrow linewidth comb realized with a mode-locked fiber laser using an intra-cavity waveguide electro-optic modulator for high-speed control,” Opt. Express20(13), 13769–13776 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Zhang, M. Lours, M. Fischer, R. Holzwarth, G. Santarelli, and Y. Coq, “Characterizing a fiber-based frequency comb with electro-optic modulator,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control59(3), 432–438 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Akamatsu, Y. Nakajima, H. Inaba, K. Hosaka, M. Yasuda, A. Onae, and F. L. Hong, “Narrow linewidth laser system realized by linewidth transfer using a fiber-based frequency comb for the magneto-optical trapping of strontium,” Opt. Express20(14), 16010–16016 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2011 (2)

2010 (2)

Y. Nakajima, H. Inaba, K. Hosaka, K. Minoshima, A. Onae, M. Yasuda, T. Kohno, S. Kawato, T. Kobayashi, T. Katsuyama, and F. L. Hong, “A multi-branch, fiber-based frequency comb with millihertz-level relative linewidths using an intra-cavity electro-optic modulator,” Opt. Express18(2), 1667–1676 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Hosaka, H. Inaba, Y. Nakajima, M. Yasuda, T. Kohno, A. Onae, and F. L. Hong, “Evaluation of the clock laser for an Yb lattice clock using an optic fiber comb,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control57(3), 606–612 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (3)

2008 (1)

S. A. Webster, M. Oxborrow, S. Pugla, J. Millo, and P. Gill, “Thermal-noise-limited optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. A77(3), 033847 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

2004 (1)

K. Numata, A. Kemery, and J. Camp, “Thermal-noise limit in the frequency stabilization of lasers with rigid cavities,” Phys. Rev. Lett.93(25), 250602 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999 (1)

B. C. Young, F. C. Cruz, W. M. Itano, and J. C. Bergquist, “Visible lasers with subhertz linewidths,” Phys. Rev. Lett.82(19), 3799–3802 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1983 (1)

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical-resonator,” Appl. Phys. B31(2), 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Akamatsu, D.

Baumann, E.

Bergquist, J. C.

B. C. Young, F. C. Cruz, W. M. Itano, and J. C. Bergquist, “Visible lasers with subhertz linewidths,” Phys. Rev. Lett.82(19), 3799–3802 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Camp, J.

K. Numata, A. Kemery, and J. Camp, “Thermal-noise limit in the frequency stabilization of lasers with rigid cavities,” Phys. Rev. Lett.93(25), 250602 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, L.

T. Kessler, C. Hagemann, C. Grebing, T. Legero, U. Sterr, F. Riehle, M. J. Martin, L. Chen, and J. Ye, “A sub-40-mHz-linewidth laser based on a silicon single-crystal optical cavity,” Nat. Photonics6(10), 687–692 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Coddington, I.

Coq, Y.

W. Zhang, M. Lours, M. Fischer, R. Holzwarth, G. Santarelli, and Y. Coq, “Characterizing a fiber-based frequency comb with electro-optic modulator,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control59(3), 432–438 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cruz, F. C.

B. C. Young, F. C. Cruz, W. M. Itano, and J. C. Bergquist, “Visible lasers with subhertz linewidths,” Phys. Rev. Lett.82(19), 3799–3802 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Drever, R. W. P.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical-resonator,” Appl. Phys. B31(2), 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Fischer, M.

W. Zhang, M. Lours, M. Fischer, R. Holzwarth, G. Santarelli, and Y. Coq, “Characterizing a fiber-based frequency comb with electro-optic modulator,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control59(3), 432–438 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ford, G. M.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical-resonator,” Appl. Phys. B31(2), 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Gill, P.

S. A. Webster, M. Oxborrow, S. Pugla, J. Millo, and P. Gill, “Thermal-noise-limited optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. A77(3), 033847 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Giorgetta, F. R.

Grebing, C.

T. Kessler, C. Hagemann, C. Grebing, T. Legero, U. Sterr, F. Riehle, M. J. Martin, L. Chen, and J. Ye, “A sub-40-mHz-linewidth laser based on a silicon single-crystal optical cavity,” Nat. Photonics6(10), 687–692 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Grosche, G.

T. Legero, C. Lisdat, J. Winfred, H. Schnatz, G. Grosche, F. Riehle, and U. Sterr, “Interrogation laser for a strontium lattice clock,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas.58(4), 1252–1257 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Hachisu, H.

A. Yamaguchi, N. Shiga, S. Nagano, Y. Li, H. Ishijima, H. Hachisu, M. Kumagai, and T. Ido, “Stability transfer between two clock lasers operating at different wavelengths for absolute frequency measurement of clock transition in Sr-87,” Appl. Phys. Express5(2), 022701 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Hagemann, C.

T. Kessler, C. Hagemann, C. Grebing, T. Legero, U. Sterr, F. Riehle, M. J. Martin, L. Chen, and J. Ye, “A sub-40-mHz-linewidth laser based on a silicon single-crystal optical cavity,” Nat. Photonics6(10), 687–692 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Hall, J. L.

M. Notcutt, L. S. Ma, J. Ye, and J. L. Hall, “Simple and compact 1-Hz laser system via an improved mounting configuration of a reference cavity,” Opt. Lett.30(14), 1815–1817 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical-resonator,” Appl. Phys. B31(2), 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Holzwarth, R.

W. Zhang, M. Lours, M. Fischer, R. Holzwarth, G. Santarelli, and Y. Coq, “Characterizing a fiber-based frequency comb with electro-optic modulator,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control59(3), 432–438 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hong, F. L.

Hong, F.-L.

Hosaka, K.

Hough, J.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical-resonator,” Appl. Phys. B31(2), 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Ido, T.

A. Yamaguchi, N. Shiga, S. Nagano, Y. Li, H. Ishijima, H. Hachisu, M. Kumagai, and T. Ido, “Stability transfer between two clock lasers operating at different wavelengths for absolute frequency measurement of clock transition in Sr-87,” Appl. Phys. Express5(2), 022701 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Inaba, H.

Ishijima, H.

A. Yamaguchi, N. Shiga, S. Nagano, Y. Li, H. Ishijima, H. Hachisu, M. Kumagai, and T. Ido, “Stability transfer between two clock lasers operating at different wavelengths for absolute frequency measurement of clock transition in Sr-87,” Appl. Phys. Express5(2), 022701 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Itano, W. M.

B. C. Young, F. C. Cruz, W. M. Itano, and J. C. Bergquist, “Visible lasers with subhertz linewidths,” Phys. Rev. Lett.82(19), 3799–3802 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Iwakuni, K.

Katori, H.

M. Takamoto, T. Takano, and H. Katori, “Frequency comparison of optical lattice clocks beyond the Dick limit,” Nat. Photonics5(5), 288–292 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Katsuyama, T.

Kawato, S.

Kemery, A.

K. Numata, A. Kemery, and J. Camp, “Thermal-noise limit in the frequency stabilization of lasers with rigid cavities,” Phys. Rev. Lett.93(25), 250602 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kessler, T.

T. Kessler, C. Hagemann, C. Grebing, T. Legero, U. Sterr, F. Riehle, M. J. Martin, L. Chen, and J. Ye, “A sub-40-mHz-linewidth laser based on a silicon single-crystal optical cavity,” Nat. Photonics6(10), 687–692 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, T.

Kohno, T.

Y. Nakajima, H. Inaba, K. Hosaka, K. Minoshima, A. Onae, M. Yasuda, T. Kohno, S. Kawato, T. Kobayashi, T. Katsuyama, and F. L. Hong, “A multi-branch, fiber-based frequency comb with millihertz-level relative linewidths using an intra-cavity electro-optic modulator,” Opt. Express18(2), 1667–1676 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Hosaka, H. Inaba, Y. Nakajima, M. Yasuda, T. Kohno, A. Onae, and F. L. Hong, “Evaluation of the clock laser for an Yb lattice clock using an optic fiber comb,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control57(3), 606–612 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kowalski, F. V.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical-resonator,” Appl. Phys. B31(2), 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Kumagai, M.

A. Yamaguchi, N. Shiga, S. Nagano, Y. Li, H. Ishijima, H. Hachisu, M. Kumagai, and T. Ido, “Stability transfer between two clock lasers operating at different wavelengths for absolute frequency measurement of clock transition in Sr-87,” Appl. Phys. Express5(2), 022701 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Legero, T.

T. Kessler, C. Hagemann, C. Grebing, T. Legero, U. Sterr, F. Riehle, M. J. Martin, L. Chen, and J. Ye, “A sub-40-mHz-linewidth laser based on a silicon single-crystal optical cavity,” Nat. Photonics6(10), 687–692 (2012).
[CrossRef]

T. Legero, C. Lisdat, J. Winfred, H. Schnatz, G. Grosche, F. Riehle, and U. Sterr, “Interrogation laser for a strontium lattice clock,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas.58(4), 1252–1257 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Li, Y.

A. Yamaguchi, N. Shiga, S. Nagano, Y. Li, H. Ishijima, H. Hachisu, M. Kumagai, and T. Ido, “Stability transfer between two clock lasers operating at different wavelengths for absolute frequency measurement of clock transition in Sr-87,” Appl. Phys. Express5(2), 022701 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Lisdat, C.

T. Legero, C. Lisdat, J. Winfred, H. Schnatz, G. Grosche, F. Riehle, and U. Sterr, “Interrogation laser for a strontium lattice clock,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas.58(4), 1252–1257 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lours, M.

W. Zhang, M. Lours, M. Fischer, R. Holzwarth, G. Santarelli, and Y. Coq, “Characterizing a fiber-based frequency comb with electro-optic modulator,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control59(3), 432–438 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ma, L. S.

Martin, M. J.

T. Kessler, C. Hagemann, C. Grebing, T. Legero, U. Sterr, F. Riehle, M. J. Martin, L. Chen, and J. Ye, “A sub-40-mHz-linewidth laser based on a silicon single-crystal optical cavity,” Nat. Photonics6(10), 687–692 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Millo, J.

S. A. Webster, M. Oxborrow, S. Pugla, J. Millo, and P. Gill, “Thermal-noise-limited optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. A77(3), 033847 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Minoshima, K.

Munley, A. J.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical-resonator,” Appl. Phys. B31(2), 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Nagano, S.

A. Yamaguchi, N. Shiga, S. Nagano, Y. Li, H. Ishijima, H. Hachisu, M. Kumagai, and T. Ido, “Stability transfer between two clock lasers operating at different wavelengths for absolute frequency measurement of clock transition in Sr-87,” Appl. Phys. Express5(2), 022701 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Nakajima, Y.

Newbury, N. R.

Nicholson, J. W.

Notcutt, M.

Numata, K.

K. Numata, A. Kemery, and J. Camp, “Thermal-noise limit in the frequency stabilization of lasers with rigid cavities,” Phys. Rev. Lett.93(25), 250602 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Onae, A.

Oxborrow, M.

S. A. Webster, M. Oxborrow, S. Pugla, J. Millo, and P. Gill, “Thermal-noise-limited optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. A77(3), 033847 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Pugla, S.

S. A. Webster, M. Oxborrow, S. Pugla, J. Millo, and P. Gill, “Thermal-noise-limited optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. A77(3), 033847 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Riehle, F.

T. Kessler, C. Hagemann, C. Grebing, T. Legero, U. Sterr, F. Riehle, M. J. Martin, L. Chen, and J. Ye, “A sub-40-mHz-linewidth laser based on a silicon single-crystal optical cavity,” Nat. Photonics6(10), 687–692 (2012).
[CrossRef]

T. Legero, C. Lisdat, J. Winfred, H. Schnatz, G. Grosche, F. Riehle, and U. Sterr, “Interrogation laser for a strontium lattice clock,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas.58(4), 1252–1257 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Santarelli, G.

W. Zhang, M. Lours, M. Fischer, R. Holzwarth, G. Santarelli, and Y. Coq, “Characterizing a fiber-based frequency comb with electro-optic modulator,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control59(3), 432–438 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schnatz, H.

T. Legero, C. Lisdat, J. Winfred, H. Schnatz, G. Grosche, F. Riehle, and U. Sterr, “Interrogation laser for a strontium lattice clock,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas.58(4), 1252–1257 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Shiga, N.

A. Yamaguchi, N. Shiga, S. Nagano, Y. Li, H. Ishijima, H. Hachisu, M. Kumagai, and T. Ido, “Stability transfer between two clock lasers operating at different wavelengths for absolute frequency measurement of clock transition in Sr-87,” Appl. Phys. Express5(2), 022701 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Sterr, U.

T. Kessler, C. Hagemann, C. Grebing, T. Legero, U. Sterr, F. Riehle, M. J. Martin, L. Chen, and J. Ye, “A sub-40-mHz-linewidth laser based on a silicon single-crystal optical cavity,” Nat. Photonics6(10), 687–692 (2012).
[CrossRef]

T. Legero, C. Lisdat, J. Winfred, H. Schnatz, G. Grosche, F. Riehle, and U. Sterr, “Interrogation laser for a strontium lattice clock,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas.58(4), 1252–1257 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Swann, W. C.

Takamoto, M.

M. Takamoto, T. Takano, and H. Katori, “Frequency comparison of optical lattice clocks beyond the Dick limit,” Nat. Photonics5(5), 288–292 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Takano, T.

M. Takamoto, T. Takano, and H. Katori, “Frequency comparison of optical lattice clocks beyond the Dick limit,” Nat. Photonics5(5), 288–292 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ward, H.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical-resonator,” Appl. Phys. B31(2), 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Webster, S. A.

S. A. Webster, M. Oxborrow, S. Pugla, J. Millo, and P. Gill, “Thermal-noise-limited optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. A77(3), 033847 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Winfred, J.

T. Legero, C. Lisdat, J. Winfred, H. Schnatz, G. Grosche, F. Riehle, and U. Sterr, “Interrogation laser for a strontium lattice clock,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas.58(4), 1252–1257 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yamaguchi, A.

A. Yamaguchi, N. Shiga, S. Nagano, Y. Li, H. Ishijima, H. Hachisu, M. Kumagai, and T. Ido, “Stability transfer between two clock lasers operating at different wavelengths for absolute frequency measurement of clock transition in Sr-87,” Appl. Phys. Express5(2), 022701 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Yasuda, M.

Ye, J.

T. Kessler, C. Hagemann, C. Grebing, T. Legero, U. Sterr, F. Riehle, M. J. Martin, L. Chen, and J. Ye, “A sub-40-mHz-linewidth laser based on a silicon single-crystal optical cavity,” Nat. Photonics6(10), 687–692 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. Notcutt, L. S. Ma, J. Ye, and J. L. Hall, “Simple and compact 1-Hz laser system via an improved mounting configuration of a reference cavity,” Opt. Lett.30(14), 1815–1817 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Young, B. C.

B. C. Young, F. C. Cruz, W. M. Itano, and J. C. Bergquist, “Visible lasers with subhertz linewidths,” Phys. Rev. Lett.82(19), 3799–3802 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, W.

W. Zhang, M. Lours, M. Fischer, R. Holzwarth, G. Santarelli, and Y. Coq, “Characterizing a fiber-based frequency comb with electro-optic modulator,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control59(3), 432–438 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical-resonator,” Appl. Phys. B31(2), 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Express (1)

A. Yamaguchi, N. Shiga, S. Nagano, Y. Li, H. Ishijima, H. Hachisu, M. Kumagai, and T. Ido, “Stability transfer between two clock lasers operating at different wavelengths for absolute frequency measurement of clock transition in Sr-87,” Appl. Phys. Express5(2), 022701 (2012).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. (1)

T. Legero, C. Lisdat, J. Winfred, H. Schnatz, G. Grosche, F. Riehle, and U. Sterr, “Interrogation laser for a strontium lattice clock,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas.58(4), 1252–1257 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control (2)

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of a clock laser system for an Yb optical lattice clock using linewidth transfer with a narrow linewidth comb; ISO, optical isolator; LD, laser diode for pumping; WDM, wavelength division multiplexing coupler; C, fiber coupler; P, polarizer; Q, quarter wave plate; H, half wave plate; EDF, erbium-doped fiber; OBP, optical bandpass filter; PD, photo detector; HNLF, highly nonlinear fiber; M, frequency mixer; FNC, fiber noise canceling. AOMs for FNCs are omitted from the figure.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectral density of the phase noise and the integrated RMS phase of the phase locked beat note between the 578 nm slave laser and the comb.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Observed spectra of 171Yb clock transition (1S0 - 3P0) with 578 nm laser based on 1064-nm cavity. (a) Two components in the spectrum that corresponded to the π transitions between the nuclear Zeeman sublevels of 171Yb in a DC magnetic field. (b) An enlarged spectrum of the two components and the fitted Lorentzian.

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