Quantum computers promise a dramatic speedup over classical computers in several important applications, from code breaking to the simulation of complex molecular dynamics in chemistry. Research over the last two decades has progressed from blue-sky thinking about a plethora of possible implementations to a smaller set of promising technology platforms. During this time, the theoretical architecture has evolved from the intuitive circuit model of quantum computation into highly sophisticated computational models designed to facilitate the constraints and requirements of physical implementations. As a result, quantum computers are becoming a reality. In this Special Topic collection, organized by Pieter Kok and Philippe Bouyer, we collect reviews on the various technology platforms for quantum computing, as well as reviews on the way we currently view quantum computer architectures.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Quantum computing
- Quantum algorithms
- Spin qubits
- Superconducting qubits
- Quantum simulators
- Quantum circuit optimization
- Quantum error correction
- Quantum communication
Prof. Pieter Kok, University of Sheffield, UK
Prof. Philippe Bouyer, University of Bordeaux, France
AQS is focusing primarily on invited Reviews, and Perspectives. Reviews can be Focused Reviews that are short, timely review that covers recent advances in established fields or an emerging area of quantum science and are approximately 10 – 20 pages in length or can be Standard Reviews that are comprehensive, providing more in-depth coverage in established areas of quantum science, that are approximately, 20-50 pages in length. Perspectives provide an balanced and objective overview of recent advances and the author’s unique view on where the field is headed and are typically around 10 pages in length.
If you are interested in contributing a Review or Perspective please complete the relevant Editorial Summary Intake Form, shown here, and email it to the Editorial team (AVSQuantumScience@aip.org) prior to your submission for pre-screening by the editors. Once you receive a response, you can prepare your manuscript using the information For Authors, at https://avs.scitation.org/aqs/authors/manuscript. You can then submit your paper using the AQS online submission system at https://aqs.peerx-press.org/. As a journal in its early-years, our editors will rely on the Editorial Summary Intake Form to establish working relationships with authors as well as ensure papers are within desired scope, quality, and diversity we aim to achieve. For additional questions, please email the team at AVSQuantumScience@aip.org.