Roadmap on Atomtronics: State of the art and perspective

L. Amico, M. Boshier, G. Birkl, A. Minguzzi, C. Miniatura, L. C. Kwek, D. Aghamalyan, V. Ahufinger, D. Anderson, N. Andrei, A. S. Arnold, M. Baker, T. A. Bell, T. Bland, J. P. Brantut, D. Cassettari, W. J. Chetcuti, F. Chevy, R. Citro, S. De PaloR. Dumke, M. Edwards, R. Folman, J. Fortagh, S. A. Gardiner, B. M. Garraway, G. Gauthier, A. Günther, T. Haug, C. Hufnagel, M. Keil, P. Ireland, M. Lebrat, W. Li, L. Longchambon, J. Mompart, O. Morsch, P. Naldesi, T. W. Neely, M. Olshanii, E. Orignac, S. Pandey, A. Pérez-Obiol, H. Perrin, L. Piroli, J. Polo, A. L. Pritchard, N. P. Proukakis, C. Rylands, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, F. Scazza, S. Stringari, F. Tosto, A. Trombettoni, N. Victorin, W. Von Klitzing, D. Wilkowski, K. Xhani, A. Yakimenko

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Atomtronics deals with matter-wave circuits of ultracold atoms manipulated through magnetic or laser-generated guides with different shapes and intensities. In this way, new types of quantum networks can be constructed in which coherent fluids are controlled with the know-how developed in the atomic and molecular physics community. In particular, quantum devices with enhanced precision, control, and flexibility of their operating conditions can be accessed. Concomitantly, new quantum simulators and emulators harnessing on the coherent current flows can also be developed. Here, the authors survey the landscape of atomtronics-enabled quantum technology and draw a roadmap for the field in the near future. The authors review some of the latest progress achieved in matter-wave circuits' design and atom-chips. Atomtronic networks are deployed as promising platforms for probing many-body physics with a new angle and a new twist. The latter can be done at the level of both equilibrium and nonequilibrium situations. Numerous relevant problems in mesoscopic physics, such as persistent currents and quantum transport in circuits of fermionic or bosonic atoms, are studied through a new lens. The authors summarize some of the atomtronics quantum devices and sensors. Finally, the authors discuss alkali-earth and Rydberg atoms as potential platforms for the realization of atomtronic circuits with special features.

Original languageEnglish
Article number039201
JournalAVS Quantum Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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