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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2644–2646

Observation of the ¹S_0 - ³P_0 transition in atomic ytterbium for optical clocks and qubit arrays

Tao Hong, Claire Cramer, Eryn Cook, Warren Nagourney, and E. N. Fortson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 19, pp. 2644-2646 (2005)

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We report an observation of the weak 6 ¹S_0 - 6 ³P_0 transition in ^171,173 Yb as an important step to establishing Yb as a primary candidate for future optical frequency standards, and to open up a new approach for qubits using the ¹S_0 and ³P_0 states of Yb atoms in an optical lattice.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic

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Tao Hong, Claire Cramer, Eryn Cook, Warren Nagourney, and E. N. Fortson, "Observation of the ¹S_0 - ³P_0 transition in atomic ytterbium for optical clocks and qubit arrays," Opt. Lett. 30, 2644-2646 (2005)

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