Toward a mercury optical lattice clock: Development of a dipole lattice trap at the magic wavelength

J. J. McFerran, S. Mejri, L. Yi, S. Bize

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Abstract

We describe our work to develop an optical lattice clock using neutral mercury, which has the potential to reach accuracy near 1 part in 10 18 owing to its low sensitivity to black body radiation. We describe developments of our experimental setup to allow dipole lattice trapping and spectroscopy in the Lamb-Dicke regime. Specifically, we report on the implementation of a low noise imaging and detection system, on the characterization of the magneto-optic trap from which the dipole trap will be loaded, on the implementation of the dipole lattice trap itself, a challenging task given the wavelength and power requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements, CPEM 2010
Pages85-86
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 13 Jun 201018 Jun 2010

Publication series

NameCPEM Digest (Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements)
ISSN (Print)0589-1485

Conference

Conference2010 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements
Abbreviated titleCPEM 2010
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaejeon
Period13/06/1018/06/10

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