Quantum Computing II: Hardware
Start Date:February 14, 2022
- Superconducting quantum platforms
- Atomic/trapped-ion quantum platforms
- Spin-based quantum platforms
This course is part 2 of the series of Quantum computing courses, which covers aspects from fundamentals to present-day hardware platforms to quantum software and programming.
The goal of part 2 is to provide the essential understanding of how the fundamental quantum phenomena discussed in part 1 can be realized in various material platforms and the underlying challenges faced by each platform. To this end, we will focus on how quantum bits (qubits, the building block of quantum information processing) can be defined in each platform, how such qubits are manipulated and interconnected to form larger systems, and the sources of errors in each platform.
With an emphasis on present-day leading candidates, we will discuss following specific quantum material platforms:
- Atom/ion traps-based
Topics Covered:FO & MN
- Quantum Computing I: Fundamentals OR experience with or knowledge of quantum computing fundamentals, including the following: 1) postulates of quantum mechanics; 2) gate-based quantum computing; 3) quantum errors and error correction; 3) adiabatic quantum computing; and 5) quantum applications and NISQ-era
- Undergraduate linear algebra, differential equations, physics, and chemistry
Applied / Theory:
Homework:Approximately 1 homework assignment/week
Recommended reference: Nielsen, M., & Chuang, I. (2010). Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: 10th Anniversary Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511976667