Nanomechanical analog of a laser: amplification of mechanical oscillations by stimulated zeeman transitions.

  title={Nanomechanical analog of a laser: amplification of mechanical oscillations by stimulated zeeman transitions.},
  author={Igor Bargatin and Michael L. Roukes},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={91 13},
We propose a magnetomechanical device that exhibits many properties of a laser. The device is formed by a nanocantilever and dynamically polarized paramagnetic nuclei of a solid sample in a strong external magnetic field. The corresponding quantum oscillator and effective two-level systems are coupled by the magnetostatic dipole-dipole interaction between a permanent magnet on the cantilever tip and the magnetic moments of the spins, so that the entire system is effectively described by the… 

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