A light source using sum-frequency generation is developed for the ytterbium clock transition at 578 nm. Doppler-free spectroscopy of iodine lines near the Yb clock transition and frequency stabilization are demonstrated with the light source.
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F. Hong, M. Yasuda, and A. Onae, "A Light Source for the 1S0-3P0 Optical Clock Transition in Ytterbium," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMF4.
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