Fundamentals of Quantum Information
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Fundamentals of Quantum Information : Quantum Computation, Communication, Decoherence and All That

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Quantum information science is a rapidly developing field that not only promises a revolution in computer sciences but also touches deeply the very foundations of quantum physics. This book consists of a set of lectures by leading experts in the field that bridges the gap between standard textbook material and the research literature, thus providing the ne- cessary background for postgraduate students and non-specialist researchers wishing to familiarize themselves with the subject thoroughly and at a high level. This volume is ideally suited as a course book for postgraduate students, and lecturers will find in it a large choice of material for bringing their courses up to date.
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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 14.99mm | 438g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
  • XIV, 266 p.
  • 3642077722
  • 9783642077722
  • 2,199,668

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Quantum information science is a rapidly developing field that not only promises a revolution in computer sciences but also touches deeply the very foundations of quantum physics. This book consists of a set of lectures by leading experts in the field that bridges the gap between standard textbook material and the research literature, thus providing the ne- cessary background for postgraduate students and non-specialist researchers wishing to familiarize themselves with the subject thoroughly and at a high level. This volume is ideally suited as a course book for postgraduate students, and lecturers will find in it a large choice of material for bringing their courses up-to-date.
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Table of contents

A Guide for the Reader.- Qubits, Cbits, Decoherence, Quantum Measurement and Environment.- to Quantum Computation.- Environment-Induced Decoherence and the Transition from Quantum to Classical.- Quantum Information Science Using Photons.- Quantum Information: Entanglement, Purification, Error Correction, and Quantum Optical Implementations.- Spintronics, Quantum Computing, and Quantum Communication in Quantum Dots.
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