Chapter 4. An excursion into the quantum world

  1. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Audretsch
  1. Robert Löw and
  2. Tilman Pfau

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619092.ch4

Entangled World: The Fascination of Quantum Information and Computation

Entangled World: The Fascination of Quantum Information and Computation

How to Cite

Löw, R. and Pfau, T. An excursion into the quantum world, in Entangled World: The Fascination of Quantum Information and Computation (ed J. Audretsch), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619092.ch4

Editor Information

  1. University of Konstanz, Department of Physics, Konstanz, Germany. Juergen.Audretsch@Uni-Konstanz.de

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
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ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527404704

Online ISBN: 9783527619092

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Keywords:

  • forlorn hope;
  • elliptical orbits;
  • merry-go-round;
  • interferometer;
  • matter-wavelength

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • First steps in the quantum world

  • On the history of the quantum theory

  • Cooling techniques and atom lasers

  • Coherence and entanglement

  • New dimensions in the quantum world: the quantum computer

  • Approaches for the quantum hardware

  • Fundamental questions and outlook