Coherent Evolution in Noisy Environments

  • Andreas Buchleitner
  • Klaus Hornberger

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 611)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Berthold-Georg Englert, Giovanna Morigi
    Pages 55-106
  3. Kurt Wiesenfeld, Thomas Wellens, Andreas Buchleitner
    Pages 107-138
  4. Burkhard Kümmerer
    Pages 139-198
  5. Walter T. Strunz
    Pages 199-233
  6. Hans Aschauer, Hans J. Briegel
    Pages 235-261
  7. Michael Keyl, Reinhard F. Werner
    Pages 263-286
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 287-293

About this book


In the last two decades extraordinary progress in the experimental handling of single quantum objects has spurred theoretical research into investigating the coupling between quantum systems and their environment. Decoherence, the gradual deterioration of entanglement due to dissipation and noise fed into the system by the environment, has emerged as a central concept. The present set of lectures is intended as a high-level, but self-contained, introduction into the fields of quantum noise and dissipation. In particular their influence on decoherence and applications pertaining to quantum information and quantum communication are studied, leading the nonspecialist researchers and the advanced students gradually to the forefront of research.


Markov process decoherence master equation quantum communication quantum noise stochastic resonnance

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Buchleitner
    • 1
  • Klaus Hornberger
    • 2
  1. 1.MPI für Physik komplexer SystemeDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Institut f8ür ExperimentalphysikUniversiät WienWienAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-44354-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45855-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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