Quantum Information, Computation and Communication

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Quantum physics allows entirely new forms of computation and cryptography, which could perform tasks currently impossible on classical devices, leading to an explosion of new algorithms, communications protocols and suggestions for physical implementations of all these ideas. As a result, quantum information has made the transition from an exotic research topic to part of mainstream undergraduate courses in physics. Based on years of teaching experience, this textbook builds from simple fundamental concepts to ...

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Overview

Quantum physics allows entirely new forms of computation and cryptography, which could perform tasks currently impossible on classical devices, leading to an explosion of new algorithms, communications protocols and suggestions for physical implementations of all these ideas. As a result, quantum information has made the transition from an exotic research topic to part of mainstream undergraduate courses in physics. Based on years of teaching experience, this textbook builds from simple fundamental concepts to cover the essentials of the field. Aimed at physics undergraduate students with a basic background in quantum mechanics, it guides readers through theory and experiment, introducing all the central concepts without getting caught up in details. Worked examples and exercises make this useful as a self-study text for those who want a brief introduction before starting on more advanced books. Solutions are available online at www.cambridge.org/9781107014466.

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"Each chapter is clearly written and provides exercises and suggestions for further reading. It is an excellent guide for anyone studying the challenging area of quantum computing."
Mircea Dragoman, National Research and Development Institute on Microtechnology, Bucharest, Romania for Optics and Photonics News

"This relatively brief introductory text by Jones and Jaksch (both, Univ. of Oxford, UK) focuses on a rapidly moving area of physics research with important potential applications to things like unbreakable codes and computers many times more powerful than those available today."
- M. C. Ogilvie, Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107014466
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan A. Jones is a Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford, where he lectures on quantum information. His main research interest is in NMR implementations of quantum information processing.

Dieter Jaksch is a Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford, where he lectures on quantum information. His main research interest is the theory of ultracold atomic gases, with a focus on their potential applications in quantum information processing.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Quantum Information: 1. Quantum bits and quantum gates; 2. An atom in a laser field; 3. Spins in magnetic fields; 4. Photon techniques; 5. Two qubits and beyond; 6. Measurement and entanglement; Part II. Quantum Computation: 7. Principles of quantum computing; 8. Elementary quantum algorithms; 9. More advanced quantum algorithms; 10. Trapped atoms and ions; 11. Nuclear magnetic resonance; 12. Large scale quantum computers; Part III. Quantum Communication: 13. Basics of information theory; 14. Quantum information; 15. Quantum communication; 16. Testing EPR; 17. Quantum cryptography; Appendixes; References; Index.

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