Nonadiabatic dynamics of two strongly coupled nanomechanical resonator modes

Thomas Faust, Johannes Rieger, Maximilian J. Seitner, Peter Krenn, Jörg P. Kotthaus, Eva M. Weig

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The Landau-Zener transition is a fundamental concept for dynamical quantum systems and has been studied in numerous fields of physics. Here, we present a classical mechanical model system exhibiting analogous behavior using two inversely tunable, strongly coupled modes of the same nanomechanical beam resonator. In the adiabatic limit, the anticrossing between the two modes is observed and the coupling strength extracted. Sweeping an initialized mode across the coupling region allows mapping of the progression from diabatic to adiabatic transitions as a function of the sweep rate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number037205
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 17 Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes


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