Quantum Entanglement in Electron Optics

Generation, Characterization, and Applications

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 67)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. N. Chandra, R. Ghosh
    Pages 1-11
  3. N. Chandra, R. Ghosh
    Pages 47-90
  4. Atomic Processes

  5. Molecular Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. N. Chandra, R. Ghosh
      Pages 201-217
    3. N. Chandra, R. Ghosh
      Pages 219-238
  6. Miscellaneous

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. N. Chandra, R. Ghosh
      Pages 241-249
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 251-301

About this book

Introduction

This monograph forms an interdisciplinary study in atomic, molecular, and quantum information (QI) science. Here a reader will find that applications of the tools developed in QI provide new physical insights into electron optics as well as properties of atoms & molecules which, in turn, are useful in studying QI both at fundamental and applied levels. In particular, this book investigates entanglement properties of flying electronic qubits generated in some of the well known processes capable of taking place in an atom or a molecule following the absorption of a photon. Here, one can generate Coulombic or fine-structure entanglement of electronic qubits. The properties of these entanglements differ not only from each other, but also from those when spin of an inner-shell photoelectron is entangled with the polarization of the subsequent fluorescence. Spins of an outer-shell electron and of a residual photoion can have free or bound entanglement in a laboratory.

Keywords

Coulombic entanglement atoms and molecules electron optics electronic qubits entanglement properties of electronic qubits photoionization of atoms quantum entanglement quantum information

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Physics & MeteorologyIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia
  2. 2.B.N. PandaPokhariputIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-24070-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-24069-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-24070-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-5653
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