The Quantum Internet: The Second Quantum Revolution (Hardcover)

Peter P. Rohde

  • 出版商: Cambridge
  • 出版日期: 2021-09-30
  • 售價: $1,560
  • 貴賓價: 9.8$1,529
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 300
  • ISBN: 1108491456
  • ISBN-13: 9781108491457
  • 相關分類: 量子 Quantum
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Following the emergence of quantum computing, the subsequent quantum revolution will be that of interconnecting individual quantum computers at the global level. In the same way that classical computers only realised their full potential with the emergence of the internet, a fully-realised quantum internet is the next stage of evolution for quantum computation. This cutting-edge book examines in detail how the quantum internet would evolve in practise, focusing not only on the technology itself, but also the implications it will have economically and politically, with numerous non-technical sections throughout the text providing broader context to the discussion. The book begins with a description of classical networks before introducing the key concepts behind quantum networks, such as quantum internet protocols, quantum cryptography, and cloud quantum computing. Written in an engaging style and accessible to graduate students in physics, engineering, computer science and mathematics.


Part I. Introduction:
1. Foreword
2. Introduction. Part II. Classical Networks:
3. Mathematical representation of networks
4. Network topologies
5. Network algorithms. Part III. Quantum Networks:
6. Quantum channels
7. Optical encoding of quantum information
8. Errors in quantum networks
9. Quantum cost vector analysis
10. Routing strategies
11. Interconnecting and interfacing quantum networks
12. Optical routers
13. Optical stability in quantum networks. Part IV. Protocols for the Quantum Internet:
14. State preparation
15. Measurement
16. Evolution
17. High-level protocols. Part V. Entanglement Distribution:
18. Entanglement – The ultimate quantum resource
19. Quantum repeater networks
20. The irrelevance of latency
21. The quantum Sneakernet™. Part VI. Quantum Cryptography:
22. What is security?
23. Classical cryptography
24. Attacks on classical cryptography
25. Bitcoin and the blockchain
26. Quantum cryptography
27. Attacks on quantum cryptography. Part VII. Quantum Computing:
28. Models for quantum computation
29. Quantum algorithms. Part VIII. Cloud Quantum Computing:
30. The Quantum Cloud™
31. Encrypted cloud quantum computation. Part IX. Economics and Politics:
32. Classical-equivalent computational power and computational scaling functions
33. Per-qubit computational power
34. Time-sharing
35. Economic model assumptions
36. Network power
37. Network value
38. Rate of return
39. Market competitiveness
40. Cost of computation
41. Arbitrage-free time-sharing model
42. Problem size scaling functions
43. Quantum computational leverage
44. Static computational return
45. Forward contract pricing model
46. Political leverage
47. Economic properties of the qubit marketplace
48. Economic implications
49. Game theory of the qubit marketplace. Part X. Essays:
50. The era of quantum supremacy
51. The global virtual quantum computer
52. The economics of the quantum internet
53. Security implications of the global quantum internet
54. Geostrategic quantum politics
55. The quantum ecosystem. Part XI. The End:
56. Conclusion. References. Index.