Single-ion spectroscopy system for the 2S1/2(F = 0) − 2D3/2(F = 2) transition in 171Yb+

Yasutaka Imai, Tatsuya Nishi, Masatoshi Nishizaki, Sho Kawajiri, Yuto Muroki, Rikizo Ikuta, Kai Matsumoto, Masao Kitano, Kazuhiko Sugiyama

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We report on our system and scheme for single-ion spectroscopy of the 2S1/2(F=0)−2D3/2(F=2) clock transition in 171Yb+. Spectroscopy of the clock transition requires decoupling of the 2D3/2(F=2) state from the laser cooling cycle. We investigate this decoupling of the 2D3/2(F=2) state by using independent light sources for driving of all the transitions between the hyperfine structures contained in the cooling and repumping transitions. We observe the carrier spectrum of the mF = 0 − mF’ = 0 magnetic-insensitive transition with a spectral width of 380 Hz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1385-1395
Number of pages11
JournalRadio Science
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • single-ion spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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