Colloquium: quantum coherence as a resource

Streltsov, Alexander and Adesso, Gerardo and Plenio, Martin B. (2017) Colloquium: quantum coherence as a resource. Reviews of Modern Physics . ISSN 1539-0756 (In Press)

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Abstract

The coherent superposition of states, in combination with the quantization of observables, represents one of the most fundamental features that mark the departure of quantum mechanics from the classical realm. Quantum coherence in many-body systems embodies the essence of entanglement and is an essential ingredient for a plethora of physical phenomena in quantum optics, quantum information, solid state physics, and nanoscale thermodynamics. In recent years, research on the presence and functional role of quantum coherence in biological systems has also attracted a considerable interest. Despite the fundamental importance of quantum coherence, the development of a rigorous theory of quantum coherence as a physical resource has only been initiated recently. In this Colloquium we discuss and review the development of this rapidly growing research field that encompasses the characterization, quantification, manipulation, dynamical evolution, and operational application of quantum coherence.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical Sciences
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 08:31
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 08:36
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/44104

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