Scottish Graduate Series

Quantum Information and Coherence

Editors: Andersson, Erika, Öhberg, Patrik (Eds.)

  • Broadens knowledge of young researchers studying quantum information and coherence
  • Contains the latest research and establishes future trends in quantum information and coherence
  • Provides advanced lectures from highly-distinguished and acknowledged experts in the field
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About this book

This book offers an introduction to ten key topics in quantum information science and quantum coherent phenomena, aimed at graduate-student level. The chapters cover some of the most recent developments in this dynamic research field where theoretical and experimental physics, combined with computer science, provide a fascinating arena for groundbreaking new concepts in information processing.

The book addresses both the theoretical and experimental aspects of the subject, and clearly demonstrates how progress in experimental techniques has stimulated a great deal of theoretical effort and vice versa. Experiments are shifting from simply preparing and measuring quantum states to controlling and manipulating them, and the book outlines how the first real applications, notably quantum key distribution for secure communication, are starting to emerge. The chapters cover quantum retrodiction, ultracold quantum gases in optical lattices, optomechanics, quantum algorithms, quantum key distribution, quantum control based on measurement, orbital angular momentum of light, entanglement theory, trapped ions and quantum metrology, and open quantum systems subject to decoherence.

The contributing authors have been chosen not just on the basis of their scientific expertise, but also because of their ability to offer pedagogical and well-written contributions which will be of interest to students and established researchers.

About the authors

Dr Erika Andersson
School of Engineering and Physical Science
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
EH14 4AS

Dr Patrik Öhberg
School of Engineering and Physical Science
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
EH14 4AS

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Quantum Retrodiction

    Barnett, Stephen M.

    Pages 1-30

  • Probing and Controlling Quantum Matter Using Ultracold Quantum Gases in Optical Lattices

    Bloch, Immanuel

    Pages 31-63

  • Towards Macroscopic Superpositions via Single-photon Optomechanics

    Pepper, Brian (et al.)

    Pages 65-85

  • An Introduction to Quantum Algorithms: A Physicist’s Perspective

    Hillery, Mark

    Pages 87-105

  • Quantum Key Distribution

    Lütkenhaus, Norbert

    Pages 107-146

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Information and Coherence
Editors
  • Erika Andersson
  • Patrik Öhberg
Series Title
Scottish Graduate Series
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04063-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04063-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04062-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34297-9
Series ISSN
2199-4617
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 285
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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