How should one treat the hyphenation of a word to a two-word phrase, such as in the example below:
something about the qubit-resonator mode frequency detuning.
The sentence tries to express: "something about the frequency detuning of the qubit from a mode of the resonator," but in a succinct form. If we could only use the word by itself, this sentence would work, but resonator alone is not correc, it has to be qualified by the word mode, i.e. a mode of the resonator: hence, the single unit, resonator mode.