Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Matteo G.A. Paris, Jaroslav Řeháček
    Pages 1-4
  3. Giacomo Mauro D’Ariano, Matteo G.A. Paris, Massimiliano F. Sacchi
    Pages 7-58
  4. Zdeněk Hradil, Jaroslav Řeháček, Jaromír Fiurášek, Miroslav Ježek
    Pages 59-112
  5. Joseph B. Altepeter, Daniel F.V. James, Paul G. Kwiat
    Pages 113-145
  6. Christopher A. Fuchs, Rüdiger Schack
    Pages 147-187
  7. Giacomo Mauro D’Ariano, Paoloplacido Lo Presti
    Pages 297-332
  8. Francesco De Martini, Marco Ricci, Fabio Sciarrino
    Pages 333-371
  9. Gerald Badurek, Zdeněk Hradil, Alexander Lvovsky, Gabriel Molina-Teriza, Helmut Rauch, Jaroslav Řeháček et al.
    Pages 373-414
  10. János A. Bergou, Ulrike Herzog, Mark Hillery
    Pages 417-465
  11. Back Matter

About this book


This book is a comprehensive survey of most of the theoretical and experimental achievements in the field of quantum estimation of states and operations. Albeit still quite young, this field has already been recognized as a necessary tool for research in quantum optics and quantum information, beyond being a fascinating subject on its own as it touches upon the very conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics. The books consists of twelve extensive lectures that are essentially self-contained and modular allowing to combine various chapters as a basis for advanced courses and seminars on theoretical or experimental aspects. The last two chapters, for instance, form a self-consistent exposition on quantum discrimination problems. The book will benefit graduate students and newcomers to the field as high-level but accessible textbook, lecturers in search for advanced course material and researcher wishing to consult a modern and authoritative source of reference.


Experiment fundamental quantum mechanics quantum information quantum mechanics quantum state estimation quantum state tomography

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22329-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44481-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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