ECE 69500 - Quantum Networks
This is a 1-credit, 5-week course that runs weeks 11-15 of the semester.
Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 1
Areas of Specialization:
- Fields and Optics
- EE Elective - Special Content
- CMPE Special Content Elective
On-campus and online
Requisites by Topic:
Student should have knowledge in basic probability theory, electromagnetic field theory, basic electronic circuits, algebra and calculous, differential equations.
Applying exotic quantum properties such as entanglement to every-day applications such as communication and computation reveals new dimensions of such applications. Quantum encoding and entanglement distribution provide means to establish fundamentally secure communication links for transfer of classical and quantum data. Generation, transmission and storage of quantum optical information are basic processes required to establish a quantum optical network. This course describes the physics behind these processes and overviews various implementation approaches. Technologies including quantum key distribution, quantum repeaters, quantum memories and quantum teleportation will be discussed and their engineering challenges will be evaluated.
- Quantum Optics, An Introduction , Mark Fox
- Quantum Computation and Quantum Information , 10th Edition , Michael Nielsen
|2||QKD/BB84 with weak coherent states|
|4||Single photon sources, QDS, NV Centers, weak coherent state, probabilistic vs. deterministic issue|
|5||Entangled sources, down conversion in crystals, on-chip parametric oscillators, bi-excitonic entangled sources, recent breakthrough from USTC China|
|11||Recent quantum networking experiments|
|12||Towards distributed quantum computing|