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1st Edition

Semiconductor Quantum Bits

ISBN 9789814241052
Published July 31, 2008 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
516 Pages 122 Color & 74 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book highlights state-of-the-art qubit implementations in semiconductors and provides an extensive overview of this newly emerging field. Semiconductor nanostructures have huge potential as future quantum information devices as they provide various ways of qubit implementation (electron spin, electronic excitation) as well as a way to transfer quantum information from stationary qubits to flying qubits (photons). Therefore, this book unites contributions from leading experts in the field, reporting cutting-edge results on spin qubit preparation, read-out and transfer. The latest theoretical as well as experimental studies of decoherence in these quantum information systems are also provided. Novel demonstrations of complex flying qubit states and first applications of semiconductor-based quantum information devices are given, too.

Table of Contents

Spin and Charge Qubits
1. Coded Qubit Based on Electron Spin
M. Korkusinski and P. Hawrylak
2. Quantum Optical Studies of Single Coupled Quantum
Dot Pairs

G. J. Beirne, M. Jetter, and P. Michler
3. Nuclear Spin Bi-stability in Semiconductor Quantum Dots
A. I. Tartakovskii, M. S. Skolnick, A. Russell, and V. I. Fal'ko
4. Nonequilibrium Optical Spin Cooling in Charged
Quantum Dots

I. A. Akimov, D. H. Feng, and F. Henneberger
Qubit Control, Readout, and Transfer
5. Electron Spin Quantum Bits in Quantum Dots:
Initialization, Decoherence, and Control

A. Greilich, D. R. Yakovlev, M. Bayer, A. Shabaev, and
A. L. Efros
6. Optical Control of Quantum-Dot Spin States
M. Atature, J. Dreiser, A. Badolato, and A. Imamo_glu
7. Optical Read-out of Single Carrier Spin in
Semiconductor Quantum Dots

F. Troiani, I. Wilson-Rae, and C. Tejedor
8. Quantum State Transfer from a Photon to an
Electron Spin in Quantum Dots and Quantum
Dynamics of Electron-Nuclei Coupled System

T. Takagahara and  O. ^ Cakir
Qubit Decoherence
9. Spin Quantum-bits and Decoherence in InAs/GaAs
Quantum Dots

B. Urbaszek, T. Amand, O. Krebs, P. Renucci, and X. Marie
10. Electron and Hole Spin Dynamics and Decoherence in
Quantum Dots

D. Klauser, D. V. Bulaev, W. A. Coish, and D. Loss
11. Microscopic Theory of Energy Dissipation and
Decoherence in Semiconductor Nanodevices

F. Rossi
12. Transient Four-wave Mixing of Excitons in Quantum
Dots from Ensembles and Individuals

P. Borri and W. Langbein
Flying Qubits
13. Light-matter Interaction in Single Quantum Dot -
Micropillar Cavity Systems

S. Reitzenstein, J.-P. Reithmaier, and A. Forchel
14. Entangled Photons via Biexciton-Resonant
Hyperparemetric Scattering

K. Edamatsu
15. Entangled Photon Pair Emission and Interference from
Single Quantum Dots

R. M. Stevenson, R. J. Young, and A. J. Shields
Qubit Applications
16. Telecom-wavelength Single-photon Sources Based on
Single Quantum Dots

M. B. Ward, A. J. Shields, B. Alloing, C. Zinoni,
C. Monat, and A. Fiore
17. Quantum Information Processing with Quantum Dots
in Photonic Crystals

J. Vu_ckovi_c, D. Englund, A. Faraon,
I. Fushman, and E. Waks
18. High-Speed Quantum Computers with Semiconductor Spins
T. D. Ladd, K. Sanaka, K. M. C. Fu, S. Koseki,
D. Press, S. M. Clark, K. De Greve, and Y. Yamamoto
19. Quantum Dots: Single-Photon Sources for
Quantum Information

M. Scholz, T. Aichele, and O. Benson
Author Index
Subject Index

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Fritz Henneberger currently occupies the Chair of Photonics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His research comprises semiconductor lasers, photonic materials and nanostructures, as well as elementary excitations and their dynamical interactions in semiconductors. He is a recipient of the Heinrich-Hertz Award of the Germany Physical Society. Henneberger has been a staff member of the Ioffe Institute, Leningrad, for several years. He has been a visiting professor at the Optical Science Center, University of Arizona, USA, and Kyoto University, Japan.


"Undoubtedly the book represents the interest for scientists working in this field and related physics fields. It is not a textbook, but [a detailed study] of the suggested material is very important for postgraduate students specializing in the modern optics of nanosubjects and theorists studying quantum computer theory."
—Igor A. Merkulov, University of Tennessee, USA

"This book provides a timely summary of the state of the art from established groups around the world and will serve as a critical reference for researchers and students working to advance the frontier. The editors have done an excellent job in collecting and assembling the topics and authors for the most important areas."
—Duncan G. Steel, University of Michigan, USA