Hybrid quantum circuits: Superconducting circuits interacting with other quantum systems

Ze Liang Xiang, Sahel Ashhab, J. Q. You, Franco Nori

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Hybrid quantum circuits combine two or more physical systems, with the goal of harnessing the advantages and strengths of the different systems in order to better explore new phenomena and potentially bring about novel quantum technologies. This article presents a brief overview of the progress achieved so far in the field of hybrid circuits involving atoms, spins, and solid-state devices (including superconducting and nanomechanical systems). How these circuits combine elements from atomic physics, quantum optics, condensed matter physics, and nanoscience is discussed, and different possible approaches for integrating various systems into a single circuit are presented. In particular, hybrid quantum circuits can be fabricated on a chip, facilitating their future scalability, which is crucial for building future quantum technologies, including quantum detectors, simulators, and computers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-653
Number of pages31
JournalReviews of Modern Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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