Wuhan University Journal of Natural Sciences

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 427–430 | Cite as

Suppress Blackbody Radiation Shift with Two Clock Ytterbium Clock Transition

  • Jingjing Cheng
  • Kunliang Jiang
  • Lingxiang HeEmail author
Chemistry and Physics


In order to suppress the blackbody radiation shift of ytterbium (Yb) lattice clock, we adopt the idea of the synthetic frequency by means of the two clock transitions which correspond to the static values of the scalar and tensor dipole polarizabilities with the AMBiT software package. We have obtained the synthetic wavelength around 647.7 nm and expected when the clock laser is working at the synthetic wavelength, the systematic uncertainty due to the BBR shift can be suppressed at the level of 10−18 or even lower.

Key words

blackbody radiation shift clock transition ytterbium atoms lattice clock 

CLC number

O 433 O 562 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jingjing Cheng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kunliang Jiang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lingxiang He
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Wuhan Institute of Physics and MathematicsChinese Academy of SciencesWuhan, HubeiChina
  2. 2.School of PhysicsUniversity of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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