Pieter Kok and Brendon Lovett: Introduction to optical quantum information processing

Pieter Kok and Brendon Lovett: Introduction to optical quantum information processing Quantum Inf Process (2011) 10:717–718 DOI 10.1007/s11128-011-0267-5 BOOK REVIEW Pieter Kok and Brendon Lovett: Introduction to optical quantum information processing Kurt Jacobs Received: 14 July 2011 / Accepted: 15 July 2011 / Published online: 30 July 2011 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 This book is a remarkably complete introduction to the quantum mechanics of light, and optical quantum computing. What is more, it includes quantum information pro- cessing with other kinds of systems that employ a significant optical component: single atoms, atomic ensembles, quantum dots, and NV-centers in diamond. It also contains, in a final chapter, a short introduction to quantum metrology, an important application of light, and one to which information theory is central. More important than the material the book covers, is that Kok and Lovett is written in simple, relaxed, and direct language—in my opinion the right style for a physics textbook. The explanations are clear, and the authors have taken care to introduce what the reader needs, without getting bogged down in unnecessary details. I think the authors have got the balance right in this respect, and it is this, along with the simple style, that makes it a good textbook. There are also http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quantum Information Processing Springer Journals

Pieter Kok and Brendon Lovett: Introduction to optical quantum information processing

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2011 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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Physics; Mathematics, general; Quantum Physics; Physics, general; Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics; Computer Science, general
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1570-0755
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1573-1332
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10.1007/s11128-011-0267-5
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Quantum Inf Process (2011) 10:717–718 DOI 10.1007/s11128-011-0267-5 BOOK REVIEW Pieter Kok and Brendon Lovett: Introduction to optical quantum information processing Kurt Jacobs Received: 14 July 2011 / Accepted: 15 July 2011 / Published online: 30 July 2011 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 This book is a remarkably complete introduction to the quantum mechanics of light, and optical quantum computing. What is more, it includes quantum information pro- cessing with other kinds of systems that employ a significant optical component: single atoms, atomic ensembles, quantum dots, and NV-centers in diamond. It also contains, in a final chapter, a short introduction to quantum metrology, an important application of light, and one to which information theory is central. More important than the material the book covers, is that Kok and Lovett is written in simple, relaxed, and direct language—in my opinion the right style for a physics textbook. The explanations are clear, and the authors have taken care to introduce what the reader needs, without getting bogged down in unnecessary details. I think the authors have got the balance right in this respect, and it is this, along with the simple style, that makes it a good textbook. There are also

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