ECE 69500 - Quantum Detectors
This is a 1-credit, 5-week course that runs through weeks 11-15 of the semester on EdX only.
Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 1
Areas of Specialization:
- Fields and Optics
- EE Elective - Special Content
- CMPE Complementary Elective
On-campus and online
Requisites by Topic:
Fourier series, Fourier transforms, wave equation, Maxwell's equations, basics of solid state physics
Classical detectors and sensors are ubiquitous around us from heat sensors in cars to light detectors in a camera cell phone. Leveraging advances in the theory of noise and measurement, an important paradigm of quantum metrology has emerged. Here, ultra-precision measurement devices collect maximal information from the world around us at the quantum limit. This enables a new frontier of perception that promises to impact machine learning, autonomous navigation, surveillance strategies, information processing, and communication systems. Students in this indepth course will learn the fundamentals about state-of-the-art quantum detectors and sensors. They will also learn about quantum noise and how it limits quantum devices. The primary goal of the course is to empower students with a critical and deep understanding of emerging applications at the quantum-classical boundary. This will allow them to adopt quantum detectors and sensors for their own endeavors.
- Class notes will be available for download.
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