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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1998
  • pp: 298–300

Combined optical-infrared single-ion frequency standard

P. Taylor, M. Roberts, G. P. Barwood, and P. Gill  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 298-300 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000298


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Abstract

A combined infrared–optical frequency-standard scheme has been demonstrated with a single ion of ytterbium. The optical 2S1/22D5/2 reference transition at 411 nm and the infrared 2F7/22D5/2 3.43-µm transition were driven sequentially. The structure of the infrared 2F7/22D5/2 reference transition at 3.43 µm has also been studied. Infrared transition linewidths of 300 kHz were observed. The output of a Nd:YAG laser and an extended-cavity diode laser were difference-frequency mixed in a crystal of AgGaS2 to produce narrow-linewidth light at 3.43 µm . Both lasers were frequency stabilized to high-finesse reference cavities.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3210) Lasers and laser optics : Ion lasers
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared

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P. Taylor, M. Roberts, G. P. Barwood, and P. Gill, "Combined optical-infrared single-ion frequency standard," Opt. Lett. 23, 298-300 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-4-298


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