VCQ Hybrid Quantum Systems

Hybrid Quantum Systems

Platforms for information processing, secure communication and high-precision sensing are being implemented with diverse physical systems, ranging from photons, nanomechanical structures, atoms and spins, to mesoscopic superconducting, each with particular strengths and weaknesses. For example, photons, which scarcely interact with matter, are ideal candidates for transmitting quantum information over long distances; superconducting circuits can process information encoded in their quantum states very rapidly; atom spins can be used as long-living quantum memories. A hybrid quantum system proposes to develop devices that interface different physical components with complementary functionalities, that will be simultaneously efficient in reliably storing, processing, and transmitting quantum information