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Quantum Systems for Information Technology

number 402-0577-00L
semester WS 2006/07
lecturer Andreas Wallraff 
periodicity every year
language Englisch
exam additional information
short description
Introduction to experimental quantum information processing (QIP). Quantum bits. Coherent Control. Quantum Measurement. Decoherence. Microscopic and macroscopic quantum systems. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in molecules and solids. Ions and neutral atoms in electromagnetic traps. Charges and spins in quantum dots. Charges and flux quanta in superconducting circuits. Novel hybrid systems.

A syllabus will be provided on the class web server at the beginning of the term (see section 'Besonderes').

aim of class
In recent years the realm of quantum mechanics has entered the domain of information technology. Enormous progress in the physical sciences and in engineering and technology has allowed us to envisage building novel types of information processors based on the concepts of quantum physics. In these processors information is stored in the quantum state of physical systems forming quantum bits (qubits). The interaction between qubits is controlled and the resulting states are read out on the level of single quanta in order to process information. Realizing such challenging tasks may allow constructing an information processor much more powerful than a classical computer. The aim of this class is to give a thorough introduction to physical implementations pursued in current research for realizing quantum information processors. The field of quantum information science is one of the fastest growing and most active domains of research in modern physics.

Electronically available lecture notes will be published on the class web server (see section 'Besonderes').

Quantum computation and quantum information / Michael A. Nielsen & Isaac L. Chuang. Reprinted. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ; 2001.. 676 p. : ill.. [004153791].

Additional literature and reading material will be provided on the class web server (see section 'Besonderes').

special notes
The class will be taught in English language.

Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics is required, prior knowledge in atomic physics, quantum electronics, and solid state physics is advantageous.

More information on this class can be found on the web site: /content/courses/QSIT06/QSITlectureWT0607.html

Zugehörige Lehrveranstaltungen
Nummer Typ Lehrveranstaltung Std. Dozent/in
Tag Zeit Lokal
402-0577-00   V   Quantum Systems for Information Technology  2 Andreas Wallraff  

Mo 15-17 HCI D 2 »

402-0577-00   U   Quantum Systems for Information Technology  1 Andreas Wallraff  

Di 14-15 HCI H 8.1 »

angeboten in
Studiengang Bereich Angaben zum Studienplan  
Mathematik, Physik, Rechnergestützte Wissenschaften Festkörperphysik Legende
Mathematik, Physik, Rechnergestützte Wissenschaften Quantenelektronik Legende

Information zur Leistungskontrolle für Bachelor- und Masterstudiengänge
  - Leistungskontrolle als Semesterkurs
    Kreditpunkte* 6
    Prüfende Wallraff, A.

    Form Sessionsprüfung
    Sprache Deutsch
    Testat erforderlich Nein
    Repetition Repetition ohne erneute Belegung der Lerneinheit möglich
mündlich 30 Minuten
Falls die Lerneinheit innerhalb eines Prüfungsblockes geprüft wird, werden die Kreditpunkte für den gesamten bestandenen Block erteilt.

Diese Angaben können noch zu Semesterbeginn aktualisiert werden; verbindlich sind die Angaben auf dem Prüfungsplan.

Lecture Notes

Link to lecture notes.

Student Presentations

Link to student presentations.

Andreas Wallraff


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