7

 

QUANTUM INFORMATION WITH LIGHT AND ATOMS

 

137

   

 The Quantum Information Revolution,

 

137

   

 What Is Information?,

 

139

   

 Why Quantum Information?,

 

139

   

 Quantum Information at the Frontiers of Science,

 

142

   

 Quantum Information Technology,

 

145

   

 Quantum Communication,

 

148

   

 Quantum Cryptography: A Real-World Application,

 

148

   

 Quantum Teleportation Demystified,

 

150

   

 Vision for Large-Scale Quantum Hardware,

 

152

   

 Trapped Atomic Ions,

 

153

   

 Optical Lattices,

 

154

   

 Solid-State Quantum Bits,

 

155

   

 Photonic Qubits,

 

155

   

 Qubit Converters Between Atoms and Photons,

 

157

   

 What Would We Want to Compute with a Quantum Processor?,

 

161

   

 Using a Quantum Processor to Predict the Behavior of Complex Quantum Systems,

 

167

   

 Looking Forward,

 

169

8

 

REALIZING THE FUTURE

 

170

   

 The Current Status of AMO Physics Program Support,

 

171

   

 Maintaining U.S. Leadership in a Critical Area of Science and Technology,

 

175

   

 Planning for Future U.S. Leadership in AMO Science,

 

179

   

 Intellectual Outlines of Research Currently Supported,

 

180

   

 Information About Funding,

 

182

   

 Information About People,

 

184

   

 Information About New Modalities,

 

185

   

 Foreign Competition,

 

187

   

 Logistical Issues in the United States,

 

188

   

 Program Conclusions on Support for AMO Science,

 

190

 

 

APPENDIXES

 

 

   

 A  AMO 2010 Queries to Federal Funding Agencies

 

195

   

 B  Funding

 

197

   

 C  Foreign Activity in AMO Science

 

204

   

 D  Intellectual Outlines of Current Research

 

209

   

 E  People

 

217

   

 F  New Research Modalities

 

222



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