Recent Reviews:
Quantum Computing with NMR, A review of progress in NMR quantum computing and a brief survey of the literature, by Jonathan A. Jones.
Youtube Lecture Series on Tensor Network States, A series of lectures with notes and problem sets by Jacob Biamonte.
Historical Introductions and Tutorials:
Difficulty Levels of Introductions |
Newspaper article. No scientific knowledge required. |
Scientific American Article. Some physics will be helpful. |
Review article. Undergraduate level quantum mechanics assumed. |
Research article. Familiarity with the essentials of the field assumed. |
Quantum Computing 1 | A short introduction to quantum computation by A. Barenco, A. Ekert, A. Sanpera and C. Machiavello from La Recherche, November 1996. |
Quantum Computing 2 | The first part of the review article "Quantum Computing" by A. M. Steane in Reports on Progress in Physics, 1998. |
Quantum Computing 3 | Lectures on Quantum Computation, Les Houches summer school 1999, by Artur Ekert, Patrick Hayden and Hitoshi Inamori (PDF file) |
Quantum Computing 4 | "Machines, Logic and Quantum Physics", by David Deutsch, Artur Ekert and Rossella Lupacchini. A good introduction to quantum computation for logicians and philosophers. (online link) |
Quantum Communication | A short introduction to quantum information, including "teleportation". By David Deutsch and Artur Ekert. |
Quantum Communication Complexity | A popular article about the reduction of communication complexity with the nonlocal correlations of quantum mechanics. By Andrew Steane and Wim van Dam. (Physics Today, February 2000) |
Quantum Cryptography | An introduction to the exploitation of quantum mechanics for perfectly secure communication. By Artur Ekert. |
Single Photons for Quantum Cryptography | A Perspective article highlighting exciting recent progress in generating single photons 'on demand'. By Simon Benjamin. (Science, 22 December 2000) (online link, submission required) |
Quantum Cryptoanalysis | An introduction to why quantum computers would 'crack' some traditional cryptographic protocols. By Artur Ekert. |
Quantum Error Correction | An introduction to the principle of correcting quantum information without direct measurement (and consequent wavefunction collapse). By Andrew Steane. |
Quantum Entanglement | An introduction to the phenomenon of quantum entanglement, which quantum computers would exploit to achieve their superiority over ordinary 'classical' computers. By Leah Henderson and Vlatko Vedral. |
General Nanocomputing | A brief overview of the evolution of computing toward the "nanometre" scale where quantum mechanics may be exploited. By Simon Benjamin and Artur Ekert. |