Navigating the quantum-classical frontier

Bromley, Thomas R. (2017) Navigating the quantum-classical frontier. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

The description of a quantum system follows a fundamentally different paradigm to that of a classical system, leading to unique yet counter-intuitive properties. In this thesis we consider some of these unique properties, here termed simply the quantum. We focus on understanding some important types of the quantum: quantum coherence and quantum correlations, as well as quantum entanglement as an important subclass of quantum correlations. Our objective is to investigate how to quantify the quantum, what it can be used for, and how it can be preserved in the adverse presence of noise. These findings help to clarify the frontier between quantum and classical systems, a crucial endeavour for understanding the applications and advantageous features of the quantum world.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Adesso, Gerardo
Guta, M.
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC170 Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical Sciences
Item ID: 43333
Depositing User: Bromley, Thomas
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 10:25
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 12:14
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/43333

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