Spin-mediated photomechanical coupling of a nanoelectromechanical shuttle

A. V. Parafilo, Sergei I. Kulinich, Leonid Y. Gorelik, M. N. Kiselev, Robert I. Shekhter, Mats Jonson

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We show that nanomechanical vibrations in a magnetic shuttle device can be strongly affected by external microwave irradiation through photo-assisted electronic spin-flip transitions. Mechanical consequences of these spin flips are due to a spin-dependent magnetic force, which may lead to a nanomechanical instability in the device. We derive a criterion for the instability to occur and analyze different regimes of nanomechanical oscillations. Possible experimental realizations of the spin-mediated photomechanical instability and detection of the device backaction are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number057202
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2016


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