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:
- explain the properties of the Jaynes-Cummings model
- derive the Hamiltonian of an electronic circuit
- use the Bloch equations to describe the dissipative dynamics of a
- explain the basic features of a quantum measurement process
- explain and experimentally perform manipulations and measurements of the state of a superconducting qubit
- analyze the properties of simple quantum algorithms
- communicate the basic features of quantum computing and Shor's
algorithm, and teleportation to a friend.
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.
- On Quantum Optics: "Introductory Quantum Optics", by Christopher
Gerry and Peter Knight, Cambridge University Press, ISBN-10: 052152735X.
- On Quantum Algorithms: Quantum Computation and Quantum Information,
Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang, Cambridge University Press (2000),
ISBN 0 521 63503 9.
Both the books are also available at Chalmers library as ebooks.
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.
1 , deadline Thurday 20th of September 2018.
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.
Quantization of the electromagnetic field
The Jaynes-Cummings hamiltonian
Decoherence and Bloch equations.
Reading Out a Qubit
Quantum Algorithms (final version)
Guest lecture :
- Section 5 about further states of the radiation field is given as additional information for the interested students
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.
1: The Bloch sphere, time evolution in a magnetic field, Prepare solutions until Friday 14th of September.
2: Current biased Josephson junction and RF-SQUID, Prepare solutions until Friday 21st of September.
3: Quantization of radiation and the Jaynes-Cumming Hamiltonian, Prepare solutions until Friday 28th of September.
4: Density Matrix, Decoherence and Bloch equation, Prepare solutions until Friday 5th of October.
5: IBM Quantum Computer and 2 qubits gates, Prepare solutions until Friday 19th of October.
The derivation of Bloch sphere in the above is based on this presentation by Ian Glendinning from VCPC, the European Centre For Parallel Computing at Vienna. For more detailed information, refer the same.
Student Representatives 2018
- Kristi Adham, kristi-swat -at- live.com
- Joel Berg, berjoel -at- student.chalmers.se
- Janka Biznárová, jankab -at- student.chalmers.se
- Therese Karmstrand, karmstrand -at- gmail.com
- Zheng Qu, zhengq -at- student.chalmers.se