Course: Quantum Communication and Information Processing 1

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Course title Quantum Communication and Information Processing 1
Course code OPT/KKZI1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Fiurášek Jaromír, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Sedlák Michal, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1) Quantum description of the electromagnetic field, creation and annihilation operators, photon number operator, Fock states. 2) Sources of correlated photon pairs, spontaneous parametric down-conversion, polarization entangled photons, time-bin entanglement. 3) Quantum description of linear optical interferometers, beam splitters, wave-plates. 4) Single-photon and multi-photon interference, Hong-Ou-Mandel dip. 5) Quantum teleportation, quantum dense coding, entanglement swapping. Implementations using single photons and linear optics. 6) Optimal cloning of quantum states, universal cloning, asymmetric cloning, phase-covariant cloning. 7) Distillation and concentration of quantum entanglement. 8) Measurement induced optical nonlinearity, linear optical quantum gates, nonlinear sign gate, C-NOT gate, multi-qubit gates.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 15 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 36 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to introduce to students the basic knowledge on quantum communication and quantum information processing with discrete variable with emphasis on optical implemnetations of the various protocols for quantum information processing.
Understanding of basic principles of quantum information processing, ability to analyze schemes for optical implementations of elementary quantum communication protocols.
Knowledge of quantum physics and optics at the level of bachelor study of physics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Systematic Observation of Student

Attendance of lectures is not obligatory but is recommended. Active participation at seminars, where students present selected seminal scientific papers on optical quantum information processing.
Recommended literature
  • Kok, P.; Munro, W.J.; Nemoto, K.; Ralph, T.C.; Dowling, J.P.; Milburn, G.J. (2007). Linear optical quantum computing with photonic qubits. USA.
  • Nilsen, M.A.; Chuang, I.L. (2000). Quantum Computation and Quantum infomation. Cambridge.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science General Physics and Mathematical Physics (2014) Physics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Optics and Optoelectronics (2015) Physics courses 1 Winter