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Introduction to Quantum Information Science

Vlatko Vedral

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215706
eISBN:
9780191706783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215706.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In addition to treating quantum communication, entanglement, error correction, and algorithms in great depth, this book also addresses a number of interesting miscellaneous topics, such as Maxwell's ... More


Two Dogmas About Quantum Mechanics

Jeffrey Bub and Itamar Pitowsky

in Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560561
eISBN:
9780191721380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560561.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that the intractable part of the measurement problem — the ‘big’ measurement problem — is a pseudo-problem that depends for its legitimacy on the acceptance of two dogmas. The ... More


Outlook

Vlatko Vedral

in Introduction to Quantum Information Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215706
eISBN:
9780191706783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215706.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book has discussed the foundations of quantum information science as well as the relationship between physics and information theory in general. It has considered the quantum equivalents of the ... More


The Theory of Open Quantum Systems

Heinz-Peter Breuer and Francesco Petruccione

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199213900
eISBN:
9780191706349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213900.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book treats the central physical concepts and mathematical techniques used to investigate the dynamics of open quantum systems. To provide a self-contained presentation, the text begins with a ... More


Ultracold Gases and Quantum Information: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School in Singapore: Volume 91, July 2009

Christian Miniatura, Leong-Chuan Kwek, Martial Ducloy, Benoît Grémaud, Berthold-Georg Englert, Leticia Cugliandolo, Artur Ekert, and Kok Khoo Phua (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603657
eISBN:
9780191729515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603657.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In recent years, there has been much synergy between the exciting areas of quantum information science and ultracold atoms. This volume, as part of the proceedings for the XCI session of Les Houches ... More


Quantum Information Theory

Christopher G. Timpson

in Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199296460
eISBN:
9780191741791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296460.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The approach to thinking about information developed in the previous chapter is turned towards the quantum theory. First, some of the characteristic ideas and applications of quantum information ... More


Quantum computation with trapped ions and atoms

F. Rohde and J. Eschner

in Ultracold Gases and Quantum Information: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School in Singapore: Volume 91, July 2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603657
eISBN:
9780191729515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603657.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter reviews the basic experimental techniques which enable quantum information processing (QIP) with trapped ions and, more briefly, with trapped atoms. In particular, it is explained how ... More


Quantum information—the basics

Vlatko Vedral

in Introduction to Quantum Information Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215706
eISBN:
9780191706783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215706.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Quantum mechanics is a more accurate description of the microscopic world than classical mechanics, and quantum information, which is governed by the laws of quantum mechanics, is a more accurate ... More


Quantum information I

Vlatko Vedral

in Introduction to Quantum Information Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215706
eISBN:
9780191706783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215706.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Information is often considered classical in a definite state rather than in a superposition of states. It seems rather strange to consider information in superpositions. Some people would, on the ... More


Classical information

Vlatko Vedral

in Introduction to Quantum Information Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215706
eISBN:
9780191706783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215706.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book deals with the basic concept of information, its importance, and the similarities and differences between classical and quantum information. First, classical information theory and its ... More


Quantum information II

Vlatko Vedral

in Introduction to Quantum Information Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215706
eISBN:
9780191706783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215706.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter discusses the principles of quantum information. The quantum mechanical equivalent of the Shannon noisy-channel communication theorem is obtained, along with some profound statements ... More


Circuit QED: superconducting qubits coupled to microwave photons

S. M. Girvin

in Quantum Machines: Measurement and Control of Engineered Quantum Systems: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 96, July 2011

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681181
eISBN:
9780191761454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681181.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter introduces the basic concepts of quantum information processing with superconducting quantum circuits. It starts with a demonstration of how,in these electrodynamic systems, both the ... More


Many-body physics from a quantum information perspective

Maciej Lewenstein, Anna Sanpera, and Verònica Ahufinger

in Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices: Simulating quantum many-body systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199573127
eISBN:
9780191775048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573127.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter deals with the novel characterisation of many-body physics using tools from quantum information theory. The first part focuses on the theory of entanglement, where the basic notions as ... More


Information theory

Stephen J. Blundell and Katherine M. Blundell

in Concepts in Thermal Physics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199562091
eISBN:
9780191718236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562091.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter examines the concept of information and relates it to thermodynamic entropy. It illustrates the deep connection between these two concepts. It begins by formulating one definition of ... More


Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Christopher G. Timpson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199296460
eISBN:
9780191741791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296460.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book is a conceptual analysis of quantum information theory and the questions it raises for our understanding of the quantum world. Beginning from a detailed analysis of the concepts of ... More


Introduction to quantum information

Stephen M. Barnett

in Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198768609
eISBN:
9780191822353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768609.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter gives a short introduction to the field of quantum information. Although the chapter is self-contained, it cannot hope to cover the totality of what is now a large and active field of ... More


Quantum entanglement—introduction

Vlatko Vedral

in Introduction to Quantum Information Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215706
eISBN:
9780191706783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215706.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The Mach–Zehnder interferometer experiment described earlier shows why and how quantum mechanics is different from classical mechanics. A photon sent through a beam splitter behaves like a particle ... More


Quantum information science: experimental implementation with trapped ions

T. Monz, P. Schindler, D. Nigg, and R. Blatt

in Quantum Machines: Measurement and Control of Engineered Quantum Systems: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 96, July 2011

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681181
eISBN:
9780191761454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681181.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses ion-trap-based quantum computation. Itexplains why ion traps constitute the most advanced quantum information processors to date.


Circuit quantum electrodynamics with a nonlinear resonator

P. Bertet, F. R. Ong, M. Boissonneault, A. Bolduc, F. Mallet, A. C. Doherty, A. Blais, D. Vion, and D. Esteve

in Fluctuating Nonlinear Oscillators: From Nanomechanics to Quantum Superconducting Circuits

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691388
eISBN:
9780191742255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691388.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter investigates the coupling of a two-level system to a nonlinear resonator, one of the simplest extensions to the well-known Jaynes–Cummings model. In the experiment, the two-level system ... More


Quantum Information, Quantum Cryptography, and Quantum Teleportation

Christopher C. Gerry and Kimberley M. Bruno

in The Quantum Divide: Why Schrödinger's Cat is Either Dead or Alive

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666560
eISBN:
9780191748646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666560.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses quantum information science (QIS), quantum key distribution (QKD), and quantum teleportation. The new field of QIS encompasses several overlapping subdisciplines: quantum ... More


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