Quantum Communication with Photons

Author(s): M. Krenn, M. Malik, T. Scheidl, R. Ursin, A. Zeilinger

Title of the book: Optics in Our Time

Editor(s): Al-Amri M. D., El-Gomati M., Zubairy M. S.

Publisher: Springer

Year of Publication: 2016

ISBN/DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31903-2

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Ever since its inception, quantum physics has changed our understanding of the fundamental principles of nature. Apart from their impact on all fields of academicresearch, these insights have merged together with the field of information science to create the novel field of quantum information. Quantum information science provides qualitatively new concepts for communication, computation, and information processing, which are much more powerful than their classical counterparts. Quantum information is an intriguing example where purely fundamental and even philosophical research can lead to new technologies. The developments in this young field recently experienced a worldwide boom—as is evidenced by the increasing number of quantum information centers being founded in countries all over the world. Although its long-term industrial applications cannot be clearly anticipated, it is clear that quantum information

science entails a huge potential economic impact. For reasons of space we limit ourselves to polarization and orbital angular momentum (OAM) as information carrying degrees of freedom.

Note: Pages: 455-482eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-31903-2Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-31902-5

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