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Sub-hertz optical frequency metrology using a single ion of 171Yb+

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Optical frequency standards offer the possibility of a step improvement of up to two orders of magnitude in the accuracy with which the SI second can be realised. 171Yb+ possesses two dipole-forbidden optical transitions that are promising candidates for a redefinition of the second. In this thesis, absolute frequency measurements of these two transitions are presented.

A number of experimental upgrades have been implemented, which have resulted in a large redu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Physics - Atomic & Laser Physics
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:428b1f40-3b5d-475e-aebc-c062b987e3f2
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English
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