Quantum Decoherence

Poincaré Seminar 2005

  • Bertrand Duplantier
  • Jean-Michel Raimond
  • Vincent Rivasseau

Part of the Progress in Mathematical Physics book series (PMP, volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Julia Kempe
    Pages 85-123
  3. Grégoire Ithier, François Nguyen, Eddy Collin, Nicolas Boulant, Phil J. Meeson, Philippe Joyez et al.
    Pages 125-149
  4. H. Dieter Zeh
    Pages 151-175

About this book


The Poincaré Seminar is held twice a year at the Institute Henri Poincaré in Paris. The goal of this seminar is to provide up-to-date information about general topics of great interest in physics. Both the theoretical and experimental results are covered, with some historical background. Particular care is devoted to the pedagogical nature of the presentation.

This volume is devoted to Quantum Decoherence. A broad perspective on the subject is provided by the contributions of W. H. Zurek, H. D. Zeh and E. Joos, together with clean up-to-date presentations of the actual experiments on decoherence both in the mesoscopic systems of atomic physics, by J.M. Raimond and S. Haroche, and in the "quantronic" or condensed matter context, by D. Esteve et al. Further, the question of quantum codes and error corrections is discussed in the contribution of J. Kempe.



Decoherence Experiment information quantum bit quantum error correction quantum superposition

Editors and affiliations

  • Bertrand Duplantier
    • 1
  • Jean-Michel Raimond
    • 2
  • Vincent Rivasseau
    • 3
  1. 1.Service de Physique Théorique Orme des MerisiersCEA - SaclayGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire Kastler Brossel Département de Physiquede l’Ecole Normale SupérieureParis Cedex 05France
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Physique ThéoriqueUniversité Paris XIOrsay CedexFrance

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