Ann. Phys. Fr.
Volume 32, Number 2-3, 2007COLOQ'1010th conference on lasers and quantum optics
|Page(s)||25 - 31|
|Published online||23 May 2008|
From optical to terahertz, frequency metrology with a single ion
Physique des Interactions Ioniques et Moléculaires (CNRS UMR 6633),
Université de Provence, Centre de Saint Jérôme, Case C21,
13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France
Corresponding author: email@example.com
This talk presents experimental realisations towards an optical frequency standard based on a single trapped calcium ion. These realizations concern the control on the ion motion in the radiofrequency trap and the frequency stabilization of the clock laser. Finally, new perspectives opened by a three photon coherent process in trapped ions are studied in the prospect of terahertz metrology.
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