Quantum Computing

Braunstein, Samuel L. (ed.)

Where Do We Want to Go Tomorrow?

1. Edition

248.- DM / 126.80 EUR / 220.- SFR
1999. XIII, 292 pages. Hardcover
ISBN 3-527-40284-5 Wiley-VCH, Berlin

Alice has made a decision in her mind. While she does not want to reveal it to Bob at this moment, she would like to convince Bob that she is committed to this particular decision and that she cannot change it at a later time. Is there a way to get Bob's trust?

This practical question is also one of the fundamental dilemmas of quantum cryptography, and is discussed in this fascinating and highly topical volume. In addition, experimental realizations and theoretical aspects of trapped-ion and other possible quantum computers are presented in detail.

Still a number of years ahead, quantum computers will possibly shape the 21st century as much as conventional computers shaped the 20th century. This volume provides you with up-to-date information on the current state of the art in this rapidly advancing field.

- Quantum Computing
- The Los Alamos Trapped Ion Quantum Computer Experiment
- Experimental Primer on the Trapped Ion Quantum Computer
- Measurement and State Prreparation via Ion Trap Quantum Computing
- Photon-Wavepacket as Flying Quantum Bits
- Quantum Logic Gate Operating on Atomic Scattering by Standing Wave Field in Bragg Regime
- Models of Quantum Turing Machines
- Space, Time, Parallelism and Noise Requirements for Reliable Quantum Computing
- The Quantum Hamming and Hexacodes
- Tight Bounds on Quantum Searching
- Making an Empty Promise with a Quantum Computer
- Flocks of Quantum Clones: Multiple Copying of Qubits
- Information Gain vs. State Disturbance in Quantum Theory
- On Multi-Particle Entanglement
- Generalized Coherent States and Phase-Space Interference in Multi-Mode Systems