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The Physics of Quantum Information: Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Teleportation, Quantum Computation Hardcover – May 19, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-3540667780 ISBN-10: 3540667784 Edition: 2000th

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  • Hardcover: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2000 edition (May 19, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3540667784
  • ISBN-13: 978-3540667780
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6.3 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,706,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Included among the more than 40 contributors are some of the subject¿s leading European practitioners¿ Topics are well balanced between presentations of the theory (dazzling in its ingenuity) and crude attempts at implementation (tours de force in technol9gy, but still a long way from non-trivial computational application)¿ ¿The Physics of Quantum Information¿ does convey a through and authoritative picture of the state of this fascinating futuristic art as we enter the 21st century."

- American Scientist

"This volume covers Quantum Cryptography Quantum Teleportation and Quantum Computation. The book presents clearly the fundamental concepts, amply illustrated with theoretical calculations and descriptions of experimental work. Consequently, this is a first-class primer, pitched at a level suitable for honours students or above.
The first section, dealing with Quantum Cryptography, discusses the possibility of secure exchange of key material via entangled states in quantum channels. The presentation makes it clear that quantum key exchange, using quantum indeterminacy to test for an eavesdropper, offers genuine security. The discussion of experimental realisations suggests that this will be a practical technology in the not too distant future.
The next chapter is on Quantum "teleportation", the transfer of a quantum state to an entangled system at another location. This chapter includes a discussion of a number of elegant experiments.
Much of the book is devoted to Quantum Computing. An introduction introduces the qubit (quantum bit) and quantum logic gates, followed by a very clear exposition of quantum algorithms, and their speed advantages over classical algorithms. The presentation then moves to the practicalities of building a quantum computer. Decoherence, a formidable challenge, is covered at length. There is a tendency in some writings to understate the difficulties that decoherence might present, but here the discussion is clear and balanced. The authors then move to potential solutions; quantum error correction and entanglement purification. Finally, this book has a very good index and an extensive bibliography. Unreservedly recommended, and deserving of a place in any Physics library."

Andrew Davies
Department of Defence
Canberra ACT

The Physicist, Australian Institute of Physics, 2001,38,1
"The best of these (multi-author works) so far is The Physics of Quantum Information edited by Dik Bouwmeester, Artur Ekert and Anton Zeilinger and published by Springer-Verlag. It is too much to expect that a multi-author book would present a coherent vision of a subject as young as this. The editors however have done an excellent job of stitching together a rewarding tapestry of the field as it stands today. (...) The Physics of Quantum Information is essential reading for anyone new to the field, particularly if they enter from the direction of quantum optics and atomic physics." Gerard J. Milburn, Australia; Quantum Information and Computation 1, 89-90 (2001)

"The editors however have done an excellent job of stitching together a rewarding tapestry of the field as it stands today…The Physics of Quantum Information is essential reading for anyone new to the field, particularly if they enter from the direction of quantum optics and atomic physics."
–The Physicist

"Unreservedly recommended, and deserving of a place in any Physics library."
–Andrew Davies, Department of Defence, Canberra, Australia

AMERICAN SCIENTIST
"Topics are well balanced between presentations of the theory (dazzling in its ingenuity) and crude attempts at its implementation (tours de force of technology, but still a long way from any nontrivial computational application)…does convey a thorough and authoritative picture of the state of this fascinating futuristic art as we enter the 21st century.”

QUANTUM INFORMATION & COMPUTATION
"…an excellent job of stitching together a rewarding tapestry of the field as it stands today…essential reading for anyone new to the field, particularly if they enter from the direction of quantum optics and atomic physics.”

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Leading experts from The Physics of Quantum Information network, a European Commission initiative, bring together the most recent results from the emerging area of quantum technology. Written in a consistent style, the book introduces quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation, and quantum computation, considering both theory and the latest experiments. Thus scientists working in the field and advanced students will find it to be a rich source of information on this exciting new area.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Palle E T Jorgensen VINE VOICE on March 3, 2003
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You could use this book as a first if you have a general idea
of basic concepts in quantum theory. It is a collection of
very nicely written tutorials. They are done by authorities in the field, and cover the main trends. I especially liked Jozsa's
chapter on quantum algorithms. By now there are also good textbooks that can get you started from scratch, such as Hirvensalo, or Nielsen-Chuang. If you have trouble getting hold the original journal articles, World Scientific just came out with a collection of major papers on quantum computation and quantum information, isbn 9810241178. It includes the full text [reprinted] of some of the papers which are cited in the present book; quite a few by the very same authors. That is a big help, as the papers in the subject are scattered and spread out over many different journals, and it might be hard to know where to start when
logging into the arXiv.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Fabrizio Tamburini on July 5, 2000
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I have heard about this book when I was attending a series of lectures in Cambridge related to this topic, and one of the speakers was D. Bouwmeester. A. Eckert and A. Zeilinger are quite well known names in quantum physics, and this is assures for the high quality of the book. The book is clear in form and complete in its contents and reflects the professionality of the people involved in this research topic. It starts from the basic concepts, and gives the reader a complete perspective on Quantum Cryptography and entanglement, then is discussed teleportation, computation, including a step towards the experimental set up. Environmental decoherence, purification of entanglement and quantum error correction are discussed in the last chapters.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dalibor Hrg on February 22, 2004
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This book is interesting for understanding 'physics' of quantum information, how quantum processing is done physically. Authors have properly described all experiments and ideas on quantum information, quantum cryptography and teleportation. This book assumes that you have some knowledge on quantum mechanics or basic concepts about this subject.
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