Platforms for Quantum Technologies
14756.2033 Platforms for Quantum Technologies
Date: March 16-27, 2020 (Mon-Fri), 9:00-17:00 (block course)
Location: Due to the Corona situation, the course takes place via video stream only. All registered participants have received detailed information via e-mail. In case you have any questions, please contact ml4q-office[at]uni-koeln.de.
Exam: June 5, 2020, 12:00 (Cologne). Please note that this is a tentative date! Since it is unclear what the situation will look like by then and whether regular (offline) exams will be an option at all, a later date (or even an alternative exam format) are still valid options.
Lecturers: Y. Ando (UoC), H. Bluhm (RWTH), S. Diehl (UoC), M. Köhl (U Bonn), M. Müller (FZJ)
Contents of the course
- Basics of quantum information processing: qubits, quantum operations, measurements, circuit model, quantum teleportation, Deutsch and Grover algorithms, quantum error correction
- AMO (atomic, molecular, optical) platforms: cavity quantum electrodynamics: single photon sources, implementation of phase gates; quantum simulators: gases of cold atoms, optical lattices, ground state and excitation dynamics
- Solid state platforms: charge and electron spin qubits; superconducting qubits; qubit dynamics and control; decoherence; quantum supremacy
- Topological platforms: topological insulators and superconductors; braiding; Majorana qubit design; topological surface code
Aims of the course
Lecture notes and presentations
The lecture notes of the course will be made available here. Please note that the pdfs with the whiteboard contents of the lectures are available on the internal page.
- M1: Basics of quantum information processing (last updated: March 20)
The exercise sessions take place via livestream and/or chat, additional details are regularly announced via e-mail. The tutors for the course are:
- Mariami Gachechiladze (mgachech[at]uni-koeln.de)
- Lukas Franken (lfranken[at]thp.uni-koeln.de)
- Felipe Montealegre-Mora (fmonteal[at]thp.uni-koeln.de)
- Jens Samland (samland[at]physik.uni-bonn.de)
- Anand Sharma (sharma[at]physik.rwth-aachen.de)
- René Otten (rene.otten[at]rwth-aachen.de)
- Jan Werner Josef Klos (jan.klos[at]rwth-aachen.de)
- Jakob Schluck (schluck[at]ph2.uni-koeln.de)
Pedro Parrado (pedro.parrado[at]rwth-aachen.de)
Fernando Martinez (fernando.martinez[at]rwth-aachen.de)
The exercise sheets are collected here. Please note that the solutions are available on the internal website.
M1: Basics of quantum information processing
M2: AMO platforms
M3: Solid-state platforms
M4: Topological platforms
Michael Nielsen and Isaac Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (Cambridge University press, 2010).
Hendrik Bluhm, Thomas Brückel, Markus Morgenstern, Gero Plessen, and Christoph Stampfer, Electrons in Solids: Mesoscopics, Photonics, Quantum Computing, Correlations, Topology (Chapter 3) (De Gruyter, 2019).
M. Sato and Y. Ando, Topological superconductors: a review, Rep. Prog. Phys. 80, 076501 (2017).
J. Alicea, New directions in the pursuit of Majorana fermions in solid state systems, Rep. Prog. Phys. 75, 076501 (2012).