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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.