Quantum Measurement and Control

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Cambridge University Press, 2010 - Science - 460 pages
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The control of individual quantum systems promises a new technology for the 21st century - quantum technology. This book is the first comprehensive treatment of modern quantum measurement and measurement-based quantum control, which are vital elements for realizing quantum technology. Readers are introduced to key experiments and technologies through dozens of recent experiments in cavity QED, quantum optics, mesoscopic electronics, and trapped particles several of which are analyzed in detail. Nearly 300 exercises help build understanding, and prepare readers for research in these exciting areas. This important book will interest graduate students and researchers in quantum information, quantum metrology, quantum control and related fields. Novel topics covered include adaptive measurement; realistic detector models; mesoscopic current detection; Markovian, state-based and optimal feedback; and applications to quantum information processing.

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Howard M. Wiseman is Director of the Centre for Quantum Dynamics at Griffith University, Australia. He has worked in quantum measurement and control theory since 1992, and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS). He has received the Bragg Medal of the Australian Institute of Physics, the Pawsey Medal of the AAS, and the Malcolm Macintosh Medal of the Federal Science Ministry.

Gerard J. Milburn is an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia. He has written three previous books, on quantum optics, quantum technology, and quantum computing. He has been awarded the Boas Medal of the Australian Institute of Physics and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the American Physical Society.

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