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 took place via video only.
Exam: June 5, 2020, 12:00 (e-exam). All course participants that registered for the exam have been contacted via e-mail, we will send around more detailed information soon.
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
Lecture notes, whiteboard contents and presentations of the lectures are available on the internal page.
The exercise sessions took place via livestream and/or chat. The exercise sheets, solutions, and recordings of the exercise sessions (if available) are available on the internal website. 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)
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).