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  • Wang, Shannon Xuanyue (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Quantum information science promises a host of new and useful applications in communication, simulation, and computational algorithms. Trapped atomic ions are one of the leading physical systems with potential to implement ...
  • Lifschytz, Gilad (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Childs, Andrew MacGregor, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Quantum mechanical computers can solve certain problems asymptotically faster than any classical computing device. Several fast quantum algorithms are known, but the nature of quantum speedup is not well understood, and ...
  • Lantz, Brian Thomas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Nandkishore, Rahul (Rahul Mahajan ) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Two dimensional electron systems (2DES) provide a uniquely promising avenue for investigation of many body physics. Graphene constitutes a new and unusual 2DES, which may give rise to unexpected collective phenomena. ...
  • Ganguli, Surya, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Lutomirski, Andrew (Andrew Michael) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis covers two unrelated topics. The first part of my thesis is about quantum money, a cryptographic protocol in which a mint can generate a quantum state that no one can copy. In public-key quantum money, anyone ...
  • Corbitt, Thomas Randall (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    In recent years, a variety of mechanical systems have been approaching quantum limits to their sensitivity of continuous position measurements imposed by the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. Most notably, gravitational ...
  • Dwyer, Sheila E. (Sheila Elizabeth) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Direct detection of gravitational waves will require earth based detectors to measure strains of the order 10-21, at frequencies of 100 Hz, a sensitivity that has been accomplished with the initial generation of LIGO ...
  • Flynn, Michael O (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    We compute the non-contact friction force induced between two isotropic planar dielectric slabs which obey a plasma model dielectric function using scalar electromagnetism. All computations are carried out at zero temperature. ...
  • Peyronel, Thibault (Thibault Michel Max) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The fundamental properties of light derive from its constituent particles, photons, which are massless and do no interact with each other. The realization of interactions between photons could enable a wide variety of ...
  • Zeng, Bei, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    The discovery of quantum error-correcting codes (QECCs) and the theory of fault-tolerant quantum computation (FTQC) have greatly improved the long-term prospects for quantum communication and computation technology. ...
  • Pasquini, Thomas A., Jr (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Recent developments in atom optics have brought Bose-Einstein condensates within 1 pm of solid surfaces where the atom-surface interactions can no longer be ignored. At long- range, the atom-surface interaction is described ...
  • Lin, Ziliang (Ziliang Carter) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Quantum simulations are the use of well controlled many-body quantum systems to simulate and solve other many-body quantum systems that are not understood. This thesis describes theoretical proposals and experimental ...
  • Greenbaum, Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    We have studied the transport of magnetization and energy in systems of spins 1/2 on a lattice at high temperature. This work was motivated by recent experiments which observed "spin diffusion" among the dipolar coupled ...
  • Tan, Si Hui, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Discriminating between quantum states is an indispensable part of quantum information theory. This thesis investigates state discrimination of continuous quantum variables, focusing on bosonic communication channels and ...
  • Mello, Olivia L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In this thesis we present an optical and electronic setup that is capable of performing coherent state tomography. We fully characterize it in order to verify whether or not it will be capable to perform non-demolition ...
  • Schneider, Scott (Scott David), 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Hoppe, Jens (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
  • Fitzgerald, Eric Andrew Vitus (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The Casimir energy is the change in energy of a configuration of objects due to second quantization of the electromagnetic field. The Casimir energy of a dielectric object inside a perfectly conducting sphere was recently ...
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