Fundamentals of quantum information

lphys2242  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Fundamentals of quantum information
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

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
Melinte Sorin; Piraux Bernard;
Having followed LPHYS1241, LPHYS1342 and LPHYS1344is an asset
Main themes
Qubits, quantum weirdness, coherence and decoherence, quantum cryptography, teleportation, quantum computing.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 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.
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
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
D. Heis, “Fundamentals of quantum information”, Springer, 2002.
P. Lambropoulos and D. Petrosyan, « Fundamentals of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information », Springer, 2007.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Physical Engineering

Master [60] in Physics

Master [120] in Physics