Quantum State Transfer and Network Engineering

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Georgios M. Nikolopoulos, Igor Jex
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 5, 2013 - Computers - 250 pages
Faithful communication is a necessary precondition for large-scale quantum information processing and networking, irrespective of the physical platform. Thus, the problems of quantum-state transfer and quantum-network engineering have attracted enormous interest over the last years, and constitute one of the most active areas of research in quantum information processing. The present volume introduces the reader to fundamental concepts and various aspects of this exciting research area, including links to other related areas and problems. The implementation of state-transfer schemes and the engineering of quantum networks are discussed in the framework of various quantum optical and condensed matter systems, emphasizing the interdisciplinary character of the research area. Each chapter is a review of theoretical or experimental achievements on a particular topic, written by leading scientists in the field. The volume aims at both newcomers as well as experienced researchers.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Spin Chains as Data Buses Logic Buses and Entanglers
1
Chapter 2 Communication in Engineered Quantum Networks
39
Chapter 3 Dual and Multirail Encoding
87
Chapter 4 Quantum State Transfer with Limited Resources
123
Chapter 5 Robustness of SpinChain StateTransfer Schemes
149
Chapter 6 Implementation of State Transfer Hamiltonians in Spin Chains with Magnetic Resonance Techniques
183
Chapter 7 State Transfer Hamiltonians in Photonic Lattices
223
Index
247
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