Measurement of the s-2(1/2)-d-2(5/2) clock transition in a single yb-171(+) ion

M. Roberts, P. Taylor, S.V. Gateva-Kostova, R.B.M. Clarke, W.R.C. Rowley, P. Gill

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Abstract

Spectroscopy of the 411-nm transition in 171Yb+ has been performed and the feasibility of its use as an optical frequency standard has been demonstrated. The 2S1/2(F=0, mF=0)-2D5/2(F=2, mF=0) frequency, at zero-magnetic field, has been measured to be 729 487 779 566(153) kHz. This transition is free from the first-order Zeeman shift and has a measured second-order shift of +0.38(8) Hz/(μT)2. In addition, the hyperfine structure of the 2D5/2 level has been deduced by driving the other hyperfine components of the 411-nm transition, showing it to be inverted. The 2D5/2 hyperfine splitting, measured to be -191(2) MHz, implies an A factor of -63.6(7) MHz. These data taken in conjunction with previous work yield an isotope shift of ν171-ν172=+1317.1(1.3)MHz for this transition between the 171 and 172 isotopes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2867-2872
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999

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  • s-2(1/2)-d-2(5/2)
  • clock transition
  • yb-171(+)
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Roberts, M., Taylor, P., Gateva-Kostova, S. V., Clarke, R. B. M., Rowley, W. R. C., & Gill, P. (1999). Measurement of the s-2(1/2)-d-2(5/2) clock transition in a single yb-171(+) ion. Physical Review A, 60(4), 2867-2872. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.60.2867
Roberts, M. ; Taylor, P. ; Gateva-Kostova, S.V. ; Clarke, R.B.M. ; Rowley, W.R.C. ; Gill, P. / Measurement of the s-2(1/2)-d-2(5/2) clock transition in a single yb-171(+) ion. In: Physical Review A. 1999 ; Vol. 60, No. 4. pp. 2867-2872.
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Roberts, M, Taylor, P, Gateva-Kostova, SV, Clarke, RBM, Rowley, WRC & Gill, P 1999, 'Measurement of the s-2(1/2)-d-2(5/2) clock transition in a single yb-171(+) ion', Physical Review A, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 2867-2872. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.60.2867

Measurement of the s-2(1/2)-d-2(5/2) clock transition in a single yb-171(+) ion. / Roberts, M.; Taylor, P.; Gateva-Kostova, S.V.; Clarke, R.B.M.; Rowley, W.R.C.; Gill, P.

In: Physical Review A, Vol. 60, No. 4, 10.1999, p. 2867-2872.

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