Quantum Information and Coherence

  • Erika Andersson
  • Patrik Öhberg

Part of the Scottish Graduate Series book series (SGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Stephen M. Barnett
    Pages 1-30
  3. Brian Pepper, Petro Sonin, Evan Jeffrey, Hedwig Eerkens, Sven de Man, Dirk Bouwmeester
    Pages 65-85
  4. Norbert Lütkenhaus
    Pages 107-146
  5. G. J. Milburn
    Pages 147-158
  6. J. Romero, M. J. Padgett
    Pages 159-171
  7. Martin B. Plenio, Shashank S. Virmani
    Pages 173-209
  8. Kalle-Antti Suominen
    Pages 247-282
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 283-285

About this book


This book offers an introduction to ten key topics in quantum information science and quantum coherent phenomena, aimed at graduate-student level. The chapters cover some of the most recent developments in this dynamic research field where theoretical and experimental physics, combined with computer science, provide a fascinating arena for groundbreaking new concepts in information processing.

The book addresses both the theoretical and experimental aspects of the subject, and clearly demonstrates how progress in experimental techniques has stimulated a great deal of theoretical effort and vice versa. Experiments are shifting from simply preparing and measuring quantum states to controlling and manipulating them, and the book outlines how the first real applications, notably quantum key distribution for secure communication, are starting to emerge. The chapters cover quantum retrodiction, ultracold quantum gases in optical lattices, optomechanics, quantum algorithms, quantum key distribution, quantum control based on measurement, orbital angular momentum of light, entanglement theory, trapped ions and quantum metrology, and open quantum systems subject to decoherence.

The contributing authors have been chosen not just on the basis of their scientific expertise, but also because of their ability to offer pedagogical and well-written contributions which will be of interest to students and established researchers.


Bose-Einstein Condensates Foundations of Quantum Mechanics Future of Quantum Information Ion Trapping Nano-Opto Mechanics Quantum Algorithms Quantum Communications Quantum Entanglement Quantum Metrology Quantum Optical Implementations Solid State Implementations

Editors and affiliations

  • Erika Andersson
    • 1
  • Patrik Öhberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Photonics and Quantum SciencesHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute of Photonics and Quantum SciencesHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04062-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04063-9
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