We discuss hybrid systems in which a mechanical oscillator is coupled to another (microscopic) quantum system, such as trapped atoms or ions, solid-state spin qubits, or superconducting devices. We summarize and compare different coupling schemes and describe first experimental implementations. Hybrid mechanical systems enable new approaches to quantum control of mechanical objects, precision sensing, and quantum information processing.
Treutlein, P., Genes, C., Hammerer, K., Poggio, M., & Rabl, P. (2014). Hybrid mechanical systems. In Cavity Optomechanics: Nano- and Micromechanical Resonators Interacting with Light (pp. 327–351). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55312-7_14