Scalable Quantum Computers: Paving the Way to Realization

Scalable Quantum Computers: Paving the Way to Realization

Editor(s): Samuel L. Braunstein, Hoi-Kwong Lo, Pieter Kok

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

Print ISBN: 9783527403219

Online ISBN: 9783527603183

DOI: 10.1002/3527603182

About this Book

Quantum computers hold the promise of solving problems that would otherwise be intractable with conventional computers. Some prototypes of the simplest elements needed to build a quantum computer have already been implemented in the laboratory. The efforts now concentrate on combining these elements into scalable systems. In addition, alternative routes to creating large scale quantum computers are continuously being developed.
This volume gives a cross-section of recent achievements in both the theory and the practical realization of quantum computing devices. Samuel L. Braunstein (Reader, University of Wales, Bangor, and editor of the book "Quantum Computing - Where do we want to go tomorrow") and Hoi-Kwong Lo (Chief Scientist, MagiQ Technologies, Inc., NY) invited experts across many disciplines involved in the development of quantum computers to review their proposals in a manner accessible to the non-expert.
Breaking with tradition, this book not only contains proposals, but a set of independent expert evaluations of these ideas as well. As a by-product this volume facilitates a comparison between the widely varying disciplines covered, including: ion traps, cavity quantum electrodynamics, nuclear magnetic resonance, optical lattices, quantum dots, silicon systems, superconductivity and electrons on helium.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 8

      NMR Based Quantum Information Processing: Achievements and Prospects (pages 105–137)

      D. G. Cory, N. Boulant, G. Boutis, E. Fortunato, M. Pravia, Y. Sharf, R. Laflamme, E. Knill, R. Martinez, C. Negrevergne, W. H. Zurek, T. F. Havel, L. Viola, S. Lloyd, Y. S. Weinstein and G. Teklemariam

    3. Chapter 18

      Josephson-Junction Qubits (pages 273–284)

      Yuriy Makhlin, Gerd Schön and Alexander Shnirman