The European Physical Journal D - Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 203–228

Quantum information processing and communication

Strategic report on current status, visions and goals for research in Europe
  • P. Zoller
  • Th. Beth
  • D. Binosi
  • R. Blatt
  • H. Briegel
  • D. Bruss
  • T. Calarco
  • J. I. Cirac
  • D. Deutsch
  • J. Eisert
  • A. Ekert
  • C. Fabre
  • N. Gisin
  • P. Grangiere
  • M. Grassl
  • S. Haroche
  • A. Imamoglu
  • A. Karlson
  • J. Kempe
  • L. Kouwenhoven
  • S. Kröll
  • G. Leuchs
  • M. Lewenstein
  • D. Loss
  • N. Lütkenhaus
  • S. Massar
  • J. E. Mooij
  • M. B. Plenio
  • E. Polzik
  • S. Popescu
  • G. Rempe
  • A. Sergienko
  • D. Suter
  • J. Twamley
  • G. Wendin
  • R. Werner
  • A. Winter
  • J. Wrachtrup
  • A. Zeilinger
Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

DOI: 10.1140/epjd/e2005-00251-1

Cite this article as:
Zoller, P., Beth, T., Binosi, D. et al. Eur. Phys. J. D (2005) 36: 203. doi:10.1140/epjd/e2005-00251-1

Abstract.

We present an excerpt of the document “Quantum Information Processing and Communication: Strategic report on current status, visions and goals for research in Europe”, which has been recently published in electronic form at the website of FET (the Future and Emerging Technologies Unit of the Directorate General Information Society of the European Commission, http://www.cordis.lu/ist/fet/qipc-sr.htm). This document has been elaborated, following a former suggestion by FET, by a committee of QIPC scientists to provide input towards the European Commission for the preparation of the Seventh Framework Program. Besides being a document addressed to policy makers and funding agencies (both at the European and national level), the document contains a detailed scientific assessment of the state-of-the-art, main research goals, challenges, strengths, weaknesses, visions and perspectives of all the most relevant QIPC sub-fields, that we report here. Dedicated to the memory of Prof. Th. Beth, one of the pioneers of QIPC, whose contributions have had a significant scientific impact on the development as well as on the visibility of a field that he enthusiastically helped to shape since its early days.

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© EDP Sciences/Società Italiana di Fisica/Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Zoller
    • 1
    • 2
  • Th. Beth
    • 3
  • D. Binosi
    • 1
    • 4
  • R. Blatt
    • 1
    • 5
    • 2
  • H. Briegel
    • 1
    • 2
    • 2
  • D. Bruss
    • 6
    • 2
  • T. Calarco
    • 7
    • 4
    • 2
  • J. I. Cirac
    • 8
    • 2
  • D. Deutsch
    • 9
    • 2
  • J. Eisert
    • 10
    • 11
    • 2
  • A. Ekert
    • 12
    • 2
  • C. Fabre
    • 13
    • 2
  • N. Gisin
    • 14
    • 2
  • P. Grangiere
    • 15
    • 2
  • M. Grassl
    • 3
    • 2
  • S. Haroche
    • 16
    • 2
  • A. Imamoglu
    • 17
    • 2
  • A. Karlson
    • 18
    • 2
  • J. Kempe
    • 19
    • 2
  • L. Kouwenhoven
    • 20
    • 2
  • S. Kröll
    • 21
    • 2
  • G. Leuchs
    • 22
    • 2
  • M. Lewenstein
    • 23
    • 2
  • D. Loss
    • 24
    • 2
  • N. Lütkenhaus
    • 25
    • 2
  • S. Massar
    • 26
    • 2
  • J. E. Mooij
    • 27
    • 2
  • M. B. Plenio
    • 10
    • 2
  • E. Polzik
    • 28
    • 2
  • S. Popescu
    • 29
    • 2
  • G. Rempe
    • 8
    • 2
  • A. Sergienko
    • 30
    • 2
  • D. Suter
    • 31
    • 2
  • J. Twamley
    • 32
    • 2
  • G. Wendin
    • 33
    • 2
  • R. Werner
    • 34
    • 2
  • A. Winter
    • 35
    • 2
  • J. Wrachtrup
    • 36
    • 2
  • A. Zeilinger
    • 37
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Quantenoptik and Quanteninformation der Österreichischen Akademie der WissenschaftenInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  3. 3.Universität Karlsruhe, Institut für Algorithmen und Kognitive SystemeKarlsruheGermany
  4. 4.ECT*Villazzano (TN)Italy
  5. 5.Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  6. 6.Institut für Theoretische Physik III, Heinrich-Heine-Universität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany
  7. 7.CRS BEC-INFM Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di TrentoPovoItaly
  8. 8.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany
  9. 9.Centre for Quantum Computation, Clarendon Laboratory, University of OxfordOxfordUK
  10. 10.QOLS, Imperial College LondonLondonUK
  11. 11.Universität Potsdam, Institut für PhysikPotsdamGermany
  12. 12.DAMTP, University of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  13. 13.LKB, École Normale Supérieure et Université Pierre et Marie CurieParis Cedex 05France
  14. 14.Université de Genéve GAP-OptiqueGenève 4Switzerland
  15. 15.Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique, Centre UniversitaireOrsayFrance
  16. 16.Département de Physique de l'École Normale SupérieureParis CedexFrance
  17. 17.Institut für QuantenelektronikZürichGermany
  18. 18.FET, DG INFSO, European CommissionBrusselsBelgium
  19. 19.Université de Paris-SudOrsay CedexFrance
  20. 20.QTG, Kavli Intstitute of Nanoscience Delft, Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  21. 21.Division of Atomic PhysicsLund Institute of TechnologyLundSweden
  22. 22.Lehrstuhl für Optik, Institut für OptikErlangenGermany
  23. 23.ICFO - Institut de Ciències FotòniquesBarcelonaSpain
  24. 24.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland
  25. 25.Institut für Theoretische Physik I, Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  26. 26.Laboratoire d'Information Quantique, Université Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  27. 27.Kavli Intstitute of Nanoscience Delft, Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  28. 28.Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen UniversityCopenhagenDenmark
  29. 29.University of Bristol, H.H. Wills Physics LaboratoryBristolUK
  30. 30.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  31. 31.Fachbereich Physik, Universität DortmundDortmundGermany
  32. 32.Department of Mathematical Physics, Logic BuildingNational University of IrelandCo. KildareIreland
  33. 33.Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience - MC2Chalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden
  34. 34.Institut für Mathematische PhysikBraunschweigGermany
  35. 35.Department of MathematicsUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  36. 36.Universität Stuttgart, Physikalisches InstitutStuttgartGermany
  37. 37.Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität WienWienAustria