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Perspectives on quantum transduction

Lauk, Nikolai and Sinclair, Neil and Barzanjeh, Shabir and Covey, Jacob P. and Saffman, Mark and Spiropulu, Maria and Simon, Christoph (2020) Perspectives on quantum transduction. Quantum Science and Technology, 5 (2). Art. No. 020501. ISSN 2058-9565. doi:10.1088/2058-9565/ab788a.

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Quantum transduction, the process of converting quantum signals from one form of energy to another, is an important area of quantum science and technology. The present perspective article reviews quantum transduction between microwave and optical photons, an area that has recently seen a lot of activity and progress because of its relevance for connecting superconducting quantum processors over long distances, among other applications. Our review covers the leading approaches to achieving such transduction, with an emphasis on those based on atomic ensembles, opto-electro-mechanics, and electro-optics. We briefly discuss relevant metrics from the point of view of different applications, as well as challenges for the future.

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Lauk, Nikolai0000-0002-6397-1221
Barzanjeh, Shabir0000-0003-0415-1423
Covey, Jacob P.0000-0001-5104-6883
Spiropulu, Maria0000-0001-8172-7081
Additional Information:© 2020 The Author(s). Publised by IOP Publishing Ltd. Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. Received 10 October 2019; Accepted 20 February 2020; Accepted Manuscript online 20 February 2020; Published 17 March 2020. During the writing of this article we became aware of another review of quantum transduction with somewhat different emphasis [99]. We would like to thank the participants of the transduction workshop at Caltech in September 2018 for helpful and stimulating discussions. We particularly thank John Bartholomew, Andrei Faraon, Johannes Fink, Jeff Holzgrafe, Linbo Shao, Marko Lončar, Daniel Oblak, and Oskar Painter. N L and N S acknowledge support from the Alliance for Quantum Technologies' (AQT) Intelligent Quantum Networks and Technologies (INQNET) research program and by DOE/HEP QuantISED program grant, QCCFP (Quantum Communication Channels for Fundamental Physics), award number DE-SC0019219. NS further acknowledges support by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). SB acknowledges support from the Marie Skłodowska Curie fellowship number 707 438 (MSC-IF SUPEREOM). JPC acknowledges support from the Caltech PMA prize postdoctoral fellowship. MS acknowledges support from the ARL-CDQI and the National Science Foundation. CS acknowledges NSERC, Quantum Alberta, and the Alberta Major Innovation Fund.
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Alliance for Quantum TechnologiesUNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0019219
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)UNSPECIFIED
Marie Curie Fellowship707438
Caltech Division of Physics, Mathematics and AstronomyUNSPECIFIED
Army Research LaboratoryUNSPECIFIED
Quantum AlbertaUNSPECIFIED
Alberta Major Innovation FundUNSPECIFIED
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Official Citation:Nikolai Lauk et al 2020 Quantum Sci. Technol. 5 020501
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