Chapter 1. The Physical Implementation of Quantum Computation

  1. Prof. Dr. Samuel L. Braunstein2,
  2. Dr. Hoi-Kwong Lo3 and
  3. Pieter Kok Assistant Editor2
  1. David P. Divincenzo

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603182.ch1

Scalable Quantum Computers: Paving the Way to Realization

Scalable Quantum Computers: Paving the Way to Realization

How to Cite

Divincenzo, D. P. (2005) The Physical Implementation of Quantum Computation, in Scalable Quantum Computers: Paving the Way to Realization (eds S. L. Braunstein, H.-K. Lo and P. Kok), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603182.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Wales, Bangor, UK

  2. 3

    MagiQ Technologies, Inc., New York, USA

Author Information

  1. IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 DEC 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527403219

Online ISBN: 9783527603183

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Keywords:

  • physical implementation;
  • quantum computation;
  • quantum information processing;
  • quantum computing

Summary

After a brief introduction to the principles and promise of quantum information processing, the requirements for the physical implementation of quantum computation are discussed. These five requirements, plus two relating to the communication of quantum information, are extensively explored and related to the many schemes in atomic physics, quantum optics, nuclear and electron magnetic resonance spectroscopy, superconducting electronics, and quantum-dot physics, for achieving quantum computing.