Principles and Methods of Quantum Information Technologies

  • Yoshihisa Yamamoto
  • Kouichi Semba

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 911)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Quantum Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Masahide Sasaki, Mikio Fujiwara, Masahiro Takeoka
      Pages 33-51
  3. Quantum Metrology and Sensing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Masao Takamoto, Hidetoshi Katori
      Pages 93-110
    3. Yujiro Eto, Mark Sadrove, Takuya Hirano
      Pages 111-133
    4. Toshimasa Fujisawa
      Pages 151-171
  4. Coherent Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Ken-ichi Kawarabayashi
      Pages 175-184
    3. S. Utsunomiya, K. Wen, K. Takata, S. Tamate, Yoshihisa Yamamoto
      Pages 185-217
    4. Zhe Wang, Alireza Marandi, Kenta Takata, Robert L. Byer, Yoshihisa Yamamoto
      Pages 219-249
  5. Quantum Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Yoshiro Takahashi
      Pages 265-307
    3. Na Young Kim, Kenichiro Kusudo, Tim Byrnes, Naoyuki Masumoto, Yoshihisa Yamamoto
      Pages 363-384
  6. Quantum Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Simon J. Devitt, Ashley M. Stephens, William J. Munro, Kae Nemoto
      Pages 407-437
    3. Shuntaro Takeda, Akira Furusawa
      Pages 439-458
  7. Superconducting Qubits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 459-459
    2. T. Yamamoto, K. Koshino, Y. Nakamura
      Pages 495-513
    3. Kouichi Semba, Fumiki Yoshihara, Jan E. S. Johansson, Xiaobo Zhu, Norikazu Mizuochi, William J. Munro et al.
      Pages 515-538
  8. Semiconductor and Molecular Spin Qubits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 539-539
    2. Seigo Tarucha, Michihisa Yamamoto, Akira Oiwa, Byung-Soo Choi, Yasuhiro Tokura
      Pages 541-567
    3. Takeharu Sekiguchi, Kohei M. Itoh
      Pages 569-585
    4. Masahiro Kitagawa, Yasushi Morita, Akinori Kagawa, Makoto Negoro
      Pages 587-603
    5. Shigeaki Nakazawa, Shinsuke Nishida, Kazunobu Sato, Kazuo Toyota, Daisuke Shiomi, Yasushi Morita et al.
      Pages 605-624

About this book


This book presents the research and development-related results of the “FIRST” Quantum Information Processing Project, which was conducted from 2010 to 2014 with the support of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation of the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan. The project supported 33 research groups and explored five areas: quantum communication, quantum metrology and sensing, coherent computing, quantum simulation, and quantum computing. The book is divided into seven main sections. Parts I through V, which consist of twenty chapters, focus on the system and architectural aspects of quantum information technologies, while Parts VI and VII, which consist of eight chapters, discuss the superconducting quantum circuit, semiconductor spin and molecular spin technologies.
Readers will be introduced to new quantum computing schemes such as quantum annealing machines and coherent Ising machines, which have now arisen as alternatives to standard quantum computers and are designed to successfully address NP-hard/NP-complete combinatorial optimization problems, which are ubiquitous and relevant in our modern life. The book offers a balanced mix of theory-based and experimentation-based chapters written by leading researchers. Extensive information is provided on Quantum simulation, which focuses on the implementation of various many-body Hamiltonians in a well-controlled physical system, Quantum key distribution, Quantum repeaters and quantum teleportation, which are indispensable technologies for building quantum networks with various advanced applications and require far more sophisticated experimental techniques to implement.


Coherent Ising Machines Differential Phase Shift Systems Quantum Annealing Machines Quantum Entanglement Quantum Measurement Quantum Teleportation Semiconductor Spin Qubits Superconducting Circuit Qubits Superconductor Spins

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshihisa Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Kouichi Semba
    • 2
  1. 1.ImPACT Program, Council for Science Technology and InnovationTokyoJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of Information and Communications TechnologyKoganeiJapan

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