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Quantum bits and quantum secrets : how quantum physics is revolutionizing codes and computers

Author: Oliver Morsch
Publisher: Weinheim [Germany] : Wiley-VCH, ©2008.
Series: Physics textbook.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This textbook presents a concise, 'no-frills' introduction to this rapidly developing topic for non-experts. It adopts a step-by-step approach, starting from the basic principles of quantum mechanics and explaining how this can be used to make cryptography absolutely secure.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Morsch
ISBN: 9783527407101 3527407103
OCLC Number: 122260336
Description: ix, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The colors of the rainbow : a prelude: The early beginnings ; How fast is light? ; Particle or wave? ; Ripples on a lake ; A spark flies ; In search of the ether ; Enter Einstein --
Light, waves and oscillations : some useful facts: Wavelength, phase and interference ; Coherence ; Polarization --
Nature's Currency : The Story of the Quantum: An act of desperation ; Photons galore ; Uncertainty ; Have you ever seen and atom? ; A question of stability --
Surprising Discoveries : A Glimpse at Quantum Mechanics: Young again ; Which way to the screen? ; Distant relations --
When Alice Met Bob : The principles of quantum cryptography ; A history of secrets ; Zeroes and ones ; One-time pads ; Secret photons ; An element of randomness ; Sifting keys ; The BB84 protocol ; No cloning, please ; Noisy business ; Growing secrecy ; Ekert's idea ; Real-world quantum cryptography --
The logic of superpositions : how quantum computing works: Logic gates ; The basic idea ; Reversibility ; The CNOT gate ; Something new ; A magic test ; Balanced and unbalanced ; One step closer ... --
Shor's revolution : an introduction to quantum algorithms: Grover's database search ; How fast? ; Shor's factorization algorithm ; Slow calculations ; A nice trick ; Finding the period ; The RSA code --
Promising prototypes : how quantum computers might be built: Moore's end ; The DiVincenzo criteria ; Qubits in different physical systems ; Ions in electric traps ; Optical lattices ; Superconducting qubits ; Electrons in quantum dots ; Nuclear magnetic resonance ; Photonic quantum computers --
Sensitive states : why quantum error correction is important: Classical error correction ; A simple case --
Trying the impossible : more quantum tricks: Teleportation ; Dense coding --
Dream of Reality? : the past, present and future of quantum information: The past ; Feynman's input ; The present ; The ARDA roadmap ; Quantum simulators ; Commercial systems ; The future.
Series Title: Physics textbook.
Responsibility: Oliver Morsch.
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