As classical information technology approaches limits of size and functionality, practitioners are searching for new paradigms for the distribution and processing of information. Our goal in this Introduction is to provide a broad view of the beginning of a new era in information technology, an era of quantum information, where previously underutilized quantum effects, such as quantum superposition and entanglement, are employed as resources for information encoding and processing. The ability to distribute these new resources and connect distant quantum systems will be critical. We present an overview of network implications for quantum communication applications, and for quantum computing. This overview is a selection of several illustrative examples, to serve as motivation for the network research community to bring its expertise to the development of quantum information technologies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Computer Communication Review|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Information Systems