Quantum Acoustics – Surface Acoustic Waves meets Solid State Qubits

17 May 2016 Mainz, DE


SPICE workshop – international scientific meeting, Schloss Waldthausen, Mainz

May 17-20, 2016

This workshop aimed at boosting the new field of quantum acoustics ‐ a phonon analogue of quantum optics on chip – where single phonons in the form of high‐frequency surface acoustic waves (SAWs) propagate in acoustic waveguides coupling remote qubits. The phonons can also be captured in high‐Q cavities for storage and to increase coupling with the qubits. The impact of the workshop was to motivate scientist to collaborate to demonstrate coherent coupling between multiple solid-state qubits of different nature, on the same substrate bringing together three scientific fields which have not interacted substantially before, i.e.: 1) SAW, 2) Solid State Spin Qubits and 3) Superconducting Qubits