Magnetic Resonance in an Atomic Vapor Excited by a Mechanical Resonator
Ying-Ju Wang, Matthew Eardley, Svenja A. Knappe, John M. Moreland, Leo W. Hollberg, John Kitching
We demonstrate a direct resonant interaction between the mechanical motion of a mesoscopic resonator and the spin degrees of freedom of a sample of neutral atoms in the gas phase. This couplin, mediated by a magnetic particle attached to the tip of the miniature mechanical resonator, excites a coherent precession of the atomic spins about a static magnetic field. The novel coupled atom-resonator system may enable development of low-power, high-performance sensors, and enhance research efforts connected with the manipulation of cold atoms, quantum control, and high-resolution microscopy.
, Eardley, M.
, Knappe, S.
, Moreland, J.
, Hollberg, L.
and Kitching, J.
Magnetic Resonance in an Atomic Vapor Excited by a Mechanical Resonator, Physical Review Letters
(Accessed December 5, 2023)