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 email Thilo.
Goals of the course.
After the course the student should be able to:
 explain the properties of the JaynesCummings model
 derive the Hamiltonian of an electronic circuit
 use the Bloch equations to describe the dissipative dynamics of a
twolevel system
 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.
Examination:
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%), HandIns
(35%) and, lab report (15%). The handins 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 closedbook. 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.
Location
Lectures and exercises are given in MC2A820 (Fasrummet). Please refer Timeedit for schedule.
Literature:
Further readings:
 On Quantum Optics: "Introductory Quantum Optics", by Christopher
Gerry and Peter Knight, Cambridge University Press, ISBN10: 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.
Handins
The handins are either put in the box outside the entrance to MC2 D4 office space (MC2D4) on Thursdays or sent (in a readable and clear file)
directly to trabaldo at chalmers.se, before the deadline. The questions will be uploaded here.
Handin
1 , deadline Thurday 20th of September 2018.
Handin
2 , deadline Thursday 27th of September 2018.
Handin 3 , deadline Thursday 4th of October 2018.
Handin 4 , deadline Thursday 11th of October 2018.
Handin 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.

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.
Exercise
2: Current biased Josephson junction and RFSQUID, Prepare solutions until Friday 21st of September.
Exercise
3: Quantization of radiation and the JaynesCumming 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
 Kristi Adham, kristiswat 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
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