Quantum Optics and Quantum Informatics (FKA 173) 7.5 hp (2018, Q1)

Dear participants of the course, please fill in your details in the following sheet: Details. In case of any issues in accessing the file, please e-mail Thilo.

Goals of the course.

After the course the student should be able to:


You need to obtain at least 40% of the points on the exam and do the lab, to pass the course. The grade will then be based on: written Exam (50%), Hand-Ins (35%) and, lab report (15%). The hand-ins will be handed out on Mondays and should be handed in on Thurdays the week after (after one and a half weeks) and will be corrected until the next exercise. The date of the written exam is Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The exam will be closed-book. Necessary formulas will be given on the exam sheet.
Don't forget to register for the exam! (both students and PhD students). Without registration you won't be able to sit the exam.


Lectures and exercises are given in MC2-A820 (Fasrummet). Please refer Time-edit for schedule.


Further readings:


The hand-ins are either put in the box outside the entrance to MC2 D4 office space (MC2-D4) on Thursdays or sent (in a readable and clear file) directly to trabaldo -at- chalmers.se, before the dead-line. The questions will be uploaded here.

  • Hand-in 1 , deadline Thurday 20th of September 2018.
  • Hand-in 2 , deadline Thursday 27th of September 2018.
  • Hand-in 3 , deadline Thursday 4th of October 2018.
  • Hand-in 4 , deadline Thursday 11th of October 2018.
  • Hand-in 5 , deadline Friday 25th of October 2018.
  • Lecture notes

    Laboratory 2018

    Exercises - 2018

    The exercise questions will be handed out on Mondays and will be uploaded here. Please prepare solutions to the questions until Friday the same week. During the exercise sessions on Fridays of the same week you will discuss the solutions in smaller groups.
  • Exercise 1: The Bloch sphere, time evolution in a magnetic field, Prepare solutions until Friday 14th of September.
  • Exercise 2: Current biased Josephson junction and RF-SQUID, Prepare solutions until Friday 21st of September.
  • Exercise 3: Quantization of radiation and the Jaynes-Cumming Hamiltonian, Prepare solutions until Friday 28th of September.
  • Exercise 4: Density Matrix, Decoherence and Bloch equation, Prepare solutions until Friday 5th of October.
  • Exercise 5: IBM Quantum Computer and 2 qubits gates, Prepare solutions until Friday 19th of October.

    Student Representatives 2018

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