Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change,
in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).

5 credits

30.0 h

Q2

**This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021**

Teacher(s)

Melinte Sorin; Piraux Bernard;

Language

English

Prerequisites

Having followed LPHYS1241, LPHYS1342 and LPHYS1344is an asset

Main themes

Qubits, quantum weirdness, coherence and decoherence, quantum cryptography, teleportation, quantum computing.

Aims

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a. Contribution of the teaching unit to the learning outcomes of the programme (PHYS2M and PHYS2M1)AA 1.1, AA 1.2, AA 1.5, AA1.6, AA 3.1, AA3.2, AA 3.3, AA 3.4, AA 4.2, AA 5.2, AA 5.4, AA 8.1 b. Specific learning outcomes of the teaching unit At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to : 1. describe the essential concepts of quantum information ; 2. describe the tests of quantum entanglement and their experimental realization ; 3. explain the basic concepts of quantum cryptography and quantum computing. |

Content

Basic concepts: superposition, Qubits

Quantum weirdness (EPR paradox, Bell inequalities)

Quantum cryptography

Quantum teleportation

Concepts of quantum computation

Experiments leading to quantum computation

Quantum network and multi-particle entanglement

Decoherence and quantum error correction

Entanglement purification

Quantum weirdness (EPR paradox, Bell inequalities)

Quantum cryptography

Quantum teleportation

Concepts of quantum computation

Experiments leading to quantum computation

Quantum network and multi-particle entanglement

Decoherence and quantum error correction

Entanglement purification

Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Lectures, exercises
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Written examination, closed and open questions
Bibliography

D. Heis, “Fundamentals of quantum information”, Springer, 2002.

P. Lambropoulos and D. Petrosyan, « Fundamentals of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information », Springer, 2007.

P. Lambropoulos and D. Petrosyan, « Fundamentals of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information », Springer, 2007.

Faculty or entity

**PHYS**