Quantum Engineering

Quantum Engineering : Theory and Design of Quantum Coherent Structures

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Quantum engineering - the design and fabrication of quantum coherent structures - has emerged as a field in physics with important potential applications. This book provides a self-contained presentation of the theoretical methods and experimental results in quantum engineering. The book covers topics such as the quantum theory of electric circuits, theoretical methods of quantum optics in application to solid state circuits, the quantum theory of noise, decoherence and measurements, Landauer formalism for quantum transport, the physics of weak superconductivity and the physics of two-dimensional electron gas in semiconductor heterostructures. The theory is complemented by up-to-date experimental data to help put it into context. Aimed at graduate students in physics, the book will enable readers to start their own research and apply the theoretical methods and results to their current experimental situation.
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  • Electronic book text | 346 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 80 b/w illus.
  • 9781139119016

Table of contents

1. Quantum mechanics for quantum engineers; 2. Superconducting quantum circuits; 3. Quantum devices based on two-dimensional electron gas; 4. Superconducting multiqubit devices; 5. Noise and decoherence; 6. Applications and speculations; Appendix; Index.
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"This book is among the rare works connecting the basic knowledge of quantum mechanics to physical systems. The book is enjoyable to be read because it is clearly written. It is appropriate for anyone interested in the applications of quantum mechanics in engineering-especially the practical implementation of quantum computing."
Daniela Dragoman, Optics & Photonics News
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About A. M. Zagoskin

A. M. Zagoskin is a Senior Lecturer in Physics at Loughborough University, UK. His research interests include theory of quantum information processing in solid state devices, mesoscopic superconductivity, mesoscopic transport, quantum statistical physics and thermodynamics.
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