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Elements of Quantum Information

Wolfgang P. Schleich (Editor), Herbert Walther (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-61107-2 June 2007 528 Pages


'Elements of Quantum Information' introduces the reader to the fascinating field of quantum information processing, which lives on the interface between computer science, physics, mathematics, and engineering. This interdisciplinary branch of science thrives on the use of quantum mechanics as a resource for high potential modern applications. With its wide coverage of experiments, applications, and specialized topics - all written by renowned experts - 'Elements of Quantum Information' provides an indispensable up-to-date account of the state of the art of this rapidly advancing field and takes the reader straight up to the frontiers of current research. The articles have first appeared as a special issue of the journal 'Fortschritte der Physik/Progress of Physics'. Since then, they have been carefully updated. The book will be an inspiring source of information and insight for anyone researching and specializing in experiments and theory of quantum information.
1. The deterministic generation of photons by cavity quantum electrodynamics (H.Walther)
2. Optimization of segmented linear Paul traps and transport of stored particles (S.Schulz et al.)
3. Transport dynamics of single ions in segmented microstructured Paul trap arrays (R.Reichle et al.)
4. Ensemble quantum computation and algorithmic cooling in optical lattices (M.Popp et al.)
5. Quantum information processing in optical lattices and magnetic microtraps (P.Treutlein et al.)
6. Two-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensates in a CO2-lasr optical lattice (G.Cennini et al.)
7. Creating and probing long-range order in atomic clouds (C.von Cube et al.)
8. Detecting neutral atoms on an atom chip (M.Wilzbach et al.)
9. High resolution Rydberg spectroscopy of ultracold rubidium atoms (A.Grabowski et al.)
10. Prospects of ultracold Rydberg gases for quantum information processing (M.Reetz-Lamour et al.)
11. Quantum state engineering with spins (A. Heidebrecht et al.)
12. Improving the purity of one- and two-qubit gates (S.Kohler and P.Hänggi)
13. How to distill entanglement from a finite amount of qubits? (S.Probst-Schendzielorz et al.)
14. Experimental quantum secret sharing (C.Schmid et al.)
15. Free space quantum key distribution: Towards a real life application (H.Weier et al.)
16. Continuous variable entanglement between frequency modes (O.Glöckl et al.)
17. Factorization of numbers with physical systems (W.Merkel et al.)
18. Quantum algorithms for number fields (D.Haase and H.Maier)
19. Implementation complexity of physical processes as a natural extension of computational complexity (D.Janzing)
20. Implementation of generalized measurements with minimal disturbance on a quantum computer (T.Decker and M.Grassl)
21. Full counting statistics of interacting electrons (D.A.Bagrets et al.)
22. Quantum limit of the Carnot engine (F.Tonner and G.Mahler)