PHYS-464 / 4 credits

Teacher: Scarlino Pasquale

Language: English


Summary

This course will give an overview of the experimental state of the art of quantum technology for Quantum Information Processing (QIP). We will explore some of the most promising approaches for realizing quantum hardware and critically assess each approach's strengths and weaknesses.

Content

Keywords

Quantum technology, quantum electrodynamics, quantum computing, quantum simulation, quantum optics, quantum measurement, quantum devices

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

All students with a general interest in quantum information science, quantum optics, and quantum engineering are welcome to this course.

Basic knowledge of quantum physics and quantum systems concepts, e.g., from courses such as Quantum Physics I and II, or courses on topics such as atomic physics, solid-state physics, is a plus but not a strict requirement for successful participation in this course.

 

Recommended courses

Quantum Physics I, Quantum Physics II, Quantum Information and Quantum Computing

 

Important concepts to start the course

Superconductivity. Two-level system and harmonic oscillator in quantum mechanics.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Develop a basic understanding of the different elements necessary to build superconducting and semiconducting quantum circuits.
  • Analyze and understand the scientific literature about the state-of-the-art of solid state quantum technology for quantum information.
  • Establish conceptual insight into the operation, opportunities, and challenges of various qubit implementations.
  • Work out / Determine the requirements of quantum hardware for quantum computing and quantum information technology.
  • Compare various qubit implementations in different solid-state quantum platform.

Teaching methods

Ex-cathaedra, exercise classes. Mini-conference with student presentations.
In this course, lectures are combined with homework assignments as well as presentations of recent research papers.

 

Expected student activities

Weekly problem sheet solving, paper reading and presentation.

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Resources

Bibliography

Reviews and research papers to be studied at home, material presented during lectures.

 

For a review of the basics of Quantum Information and Computing:

  • Quantum computation and quantum information / Michael A. Nielsen & Isaac L. Chuang. Reprinted. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2001

 

For a review of superconducting quantum technology and circuit Quantum Electrodynamics:

  • Girvin, S. M. (2011), Circuit QED: superconducting qubits coupled to microwave photons. Quantum machines: measurement and control of engineered quantum systems, 113, 2.
  • P. Krantz, et al., A quantum engineer's guide to superconducting qubits, Applied Physics Reviews 6, 021318 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5089550
  • Mahdi Naghiloo, Introduction to Experimental Quantum Measurement with Superconducting Qubits, arXiv:1904.09291
  • A. Blais, A. L. Grimsmo, S.M. Girvin, and A. Wallraff, Circuit quantum electrodynamics, Rev. Mod. Phys. 93, 025005 (2021).

For a review of semiconductor Spin Qubits:

  • W. G. van der Wiel, S. De Franceschi, J. M. Elzerman, T. Fujisawa, S. Tarucha, and L. P. Kouwenhoven, Electron transport through double quantum dots, Rev. Mod. Phys. 75, 1 (2002).
  • R. Hanson, L. P. Kouwenhoven, J. R. Petta, S. Tarucha, and L. M. K. Vandersypen, Spins in few-electron quantum dots, Rev. Mod. Phys. 79, 1217 (2007).

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Solid state systems for quantum information
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Solid state systems for quantum information
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Solid state systems for quantum information
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Solid state systems for quantum information
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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