Hybrid Quantum Devices
For applications such as storing quantum states with rapid access, linking remote quantum processors or sensing sound at the quantum limit, quantum hybrids combining two or more physical systems can achieve more than the individual components alone. Interfacing different quantum degrees of freedom leads to new techniques and a better understanding of fundamental physics. This Special Topic provides researchers and students with a snapshot of today's hybrid quantum devices that are generating a great deal of interest and innovation. It connects atomic and condensed matter physics, quantum optics and nanoscience, highlights recent developments, potentially disruptive technologies, and possible future solutions.
Guest Editors: Yiwen Chu, Jonathan Pritchard, Martin Weides, and Hailin Wang