From the reviews:
"Edited and written by leading research scientists in the field concerned, each volume contains review contributions covering the various aspects of the topic. … Topics in Applied Physics is addressed to all scientists at universities and in industry who wish to obtain an overview and to keep abreast of advances in applied physics. … What a splendid book in form, treatment and selection of topics! It will quickly become recognized as the authoritative work on quantum computation and information … ." (Current Engineering Practice, 2007)
From the Back Cover
Recently, the field of quantum computation and information has been developing through a fusion of results from various research fields in theoretical and practical areas. This book consists of the reviews of selected topics charterized by great progress and cover the field from theoretical areas to experimental ones. It contains fundamental areas, quantum query complexity, quantum statistical inference, quantum cloning, quantum entanglement, additivity. It treats three types of quantum security system, quantum public key cryptography, quantum key distribution, and quantum steganography. A photonic system is highlighted for the realization of quantum information processing.