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FKA171 - Quantum informatics
 
Owner: FNMAS
4,0 Credits (ECTS 6)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: C
Department: 59 - MICROTECHNOLOGY AND NANOSCIENCE


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0105 Examination 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c   Contact examiner

In programs

FNMAS MSc PROGRAMME IN NANOSCALE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Year 1 (compulsory)
TTFYA ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Mikael Fogelström


Replaces

FKA170   Quantum informatics


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

We assume that you followed an introductory course in
quantum physics. The lectures are given in a self-contained form,
introducing the necessary notation. A familiarity with the Dirac notation
of quantum mechanics is helpful but not crucial.

Aim

During the course we introduce the basics of quantum informatics
focusing on both theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum computing.
We discuss realizations of qubit systems and their viability or weakness.
Part of the material is devoted to quantum algorithms and their possible
realizations.

Goal

At the end of this course a solid introductory knowledge in to the
field of quanum informatics should be achieved. We will have discussed both
the theoretical basis of the qubit and of quantum algorithms as well as
made a survey of the experimental efforts and status of the current reaserch.

Content

The course quantum informatics will be held during the winter semester (lp 3). We give an introduction into the emerging field of quantum informatics and quantum engineering. The focus will be on the underlying quantum mechanics of two-level systems and how to manipulate them, as well how these candidate qubits are realized in laboratories around the world. This is the quantum engineering part of the course. The quantum computational part deals with algorithms, teleportation and cryptography. Here we make use the quantum nature of the qubit to outperform the conventional '01-bit' in computational problems or to perform task undoable with the classical bit. After the course the student should be able to explain the basic features of quantum computing, teleportation and quantum cryptography to a friend. The student should also be able to judge her/his interest of doing if a dimploma work in this quickly progressing field of research.

Content



1) What is quantum informatics? An introduction to the topic of quantum informatics and to the format of course.

2) Building blocks of quantum mechanics:
i) two-level systems
ii) time evolution
iii) entangled states, Bell states
iv) decoherence

3) Quantum algorithms

4) Potential qubit candidates. DiVincenzos criteria for a realizable quantum computer.

5) Quantum communication. Teleportation and cryptation

6) Error correction

Course homepage

Organisation

The course is given in form of lectures and exercises

Literature

Lecture notes and
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang
Cambridge University Press (2000)
ISBN 0 521 63503 9

Examination

Oral or written exam and an essay with presentation in a "Qubit Battle"


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