Platforms for Quantum Technologies
14756.2033 Platforms for Quantum Technologies
Date: March 15 to April 2, 2021 (Mon-Fri – block course – exact schedule will be provided soon).
Location: Due to the Corona situation, it is unclear if the course will be offered as an on-line or hybrid event.
Exam: Arpil 9, 2020 (preliminary date).
Lecturers: Y. Ando (UoC), H. Bluhm (RWTH), M. Müller (FZJ), J. Schmitt (U Bonn).
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
Lecture notes, whiteboard contents and presentations of the lectures are available on the internal page.
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).