A coherent nanomechanical oscillator driven by single-electron tunnelling

Single Electron Transistor Mechanical Oscillator

Single Electron Transistor Mechanical Oscillator

Natalia Ares and co-workers writing in Nature Physics show that electromechanical back-action electron-phonon coupling for a single electron transistor can be coherent, analogous to a laser. but where the optical field is replaced by a mechanical displacement. Real-time measurements of a vibrating carbon nanotube transistor pumped by an electrical bias shows phase and amplitude coherence, as well as injection locking, classical squeezing through anharmonicity and frequecy narrowing through feedback.

 

 

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