An optomechanical platform for magnetic resonance spectroscopy will be presented. The method relies on frequency mixing of orthogonal RF fields to yield a torque amplitude (arising from the transverse component of a precessing dipole moment, in analogy to magnetic resonance detection by electromagnetic induction) on a miniaturized resonant mechanical torsion sensor. In contrast to induction, the method is fully broadband and allows for simultaneous observation of the equilibrium net magnetic moment alongside the associated magnetization dynamics.
To illustrate the method, comprehensive electron spin resonance spectra of a mesoscopic, single-crystal YIG disk at room temperature will be presented, along with situations where torque spectroscopy can offer complimentary information to existing magnetic resonance detection techniques.
The authors are very grateful for support from NSERC, CRC, AITF, and NINT.
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Joseph Losby, Fatemeh Fani Sani, Dylan T. Grandmont, Zhu Diao, Miro Belov, Jacob A. Burgess, Shawn R. Compton, Wayne K. Hiebert, Doug Vick, Kaveh Mohammad, Elham Salimi, Gregory E. Bridges, Douglas J. Thomson, and Mark R. Freeman, "Torque-mixing magnetic resonance spectroscopy
(Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 9931, Spintronics IX, 993110 (Presented at SPIE Nanoscience + Engineering: August 28, 2016; Published: 4 November 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2239173.5167075263001.
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