Quantum Information, Computation and Cryptography

An Introductory Survey of Theory, Technology and Experiments

  • Fabio Benatti
  • Mark Fannes
  • Roberto Floreanini
  • Dimitri Petritis

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 808)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Y. Suhov
    Pages 33-64
  3. F. Benatti
    Pages 109-149
  4. R. Alicki
    Pages 151-174
  5. Nilanjana Datta
    Pages 175-214
  6. F. de Melo, A. Buchleitner
    Pages 253-276
  7. D. Bruß, T. Meyer
    Pages 277-308
  8. J. Kempe, T. Vidick
    Pages 309-342
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 343-350

About this book


This multi-authored textbook addresses graduate students with a background in physics, mathematics or computer science. No research experience is necessary. Consequently, rather than comprehensively reviewing the vast body of knowledge and literature gathered in the past twenty years, this book concentrates on a number of carefully selected aspects of quantum information theory and technology. Given the highly interdisciplinary nature of the subject, the multi-authored approach brings together different points of view from various renowned experts, providing a coherent picture of the subject matter. The book consists of ten chapters and includes examples, problems, and exercises. The first five present the mathematical tools required for a full comprehension of various aspects of quantum mechanics, classical information, and coding theory. Chapter 6 deals with the manipulation and transmission of information in the quantum realm. Chapters 7 and 8 discuss experimental implementations of quantum information ideas using photons and atoms. Finally, chapters 9 and 10 address ground-breaking applications in cryptography and computation.


DES Information Text algorithms coding theory cryptography entropy information theory quantum computation quantum cryptographie quantum cryptography quantum entanglement quantum information quantum mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Fabio Benatti
    • 1
  • Mark Fannes
    • 2
  • Roberto Floreanini
    • 3
  • Dimitri Petritis
    • 4
  1. 1.Dipto. Fisica TeoricaUniversità TriesteTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Afdeling Theoretische FysicaHeverleeBelgium
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Fisica TeoricaTriesteItaly
  4. 4., Campus de BeaulieuIRMARRennes CedexFrance

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