Basic concepts for quantum optics and quantum technologies

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Title of host publicationProceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"
DatePublished - 28 Sep 2020
Number of pages18
PublisherIOS Press BV
EditorsMario Agio, Irene D'Amico, Rashid Zia
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680989

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"
ISSN (Print)0074-784X
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8195


This introductory paper aims to provide a brief review of some basic concepts in quantum optics and quantum information, such as quantization of the electro-magnetic field, Fock and coherent states, quadrature operators, qubits and quantum gates, entanglement, Bell states and Bell inequality, mixed states and the density operator.

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