Course: Quantum Communication and Information Processing 2

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Course title Quantum Communication and Information Processing 2
Course code OPT/KKZI2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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
  • Park Kimin, Ph.D.
  • Filip Radim, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Marek Petr, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Quantization of electromagnetic field, continuous variables of electromagnetic field, light as quantum oscillator, Fock states of quantum oscillator, commutation relations, operator algebra. Pictures of quantum mechanics. 2. Basic Gaussian quantum states, Gaussian operations and Gaussian measurements in Heisenberg picture. 3. Quantum cloning of continuous variables. Amplification of quantum states. Reversibility of cloning. Probabilistic cloning. 4. Quantum entanglement of Gaussian states, its generation, detection and properties, Duan and Simon criteria, measure of entanglement, conditional preparation of quantum state. 5. Quantum teleportation and measurement induced operations. Quantum decoherence and its influence on quantum entanglement and quantum operations. 6. Information in quantum continuous variables. Quantum key distribution (QKD) with continuous variables, optimal attack, effect of decoherence on QKD. 7. Covariance matrix of Gaussian state. Extremality of Gaussian states. Security of QKD against collective attacks. Wigner function, Gaussian operations with Wigner function, Gaussian and non-Gaussian measurements. Conditional operations on Gaussian states. 8. No-go theorems about quantum distillation of entanglement. Non-Gaussian states and their distillations. Distillation of entanglement by photon subtraction, advantage/disadvantage. Hybrid quantum information processing. 9. Universal quantum computing with continuous variables, cubic interaction, preparation and properties. Quantum cluster states with continuous variables.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
  • Homework for Teaching - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 13 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 39 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to obtain the theoretical knowledge about quantum systems with continuous variables and also learn about their basic experimental tests.
Application of knowledge. Show an ability to apply knowledge and principles for a solution of particular problems in the concrete situations.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

<ul> <li> Active attendance in the exercise classes </ul>
Recommended literature
  • Cerf, N. J., Leuchs, G., & Polzik, E. S. (2007). Quantum information with continuous variables of atoms and light. London: Imperial College Press.
  • Furusawa, A., & Loock, P. (2011). Quantum teleportation and entanglement: a hybrid approach to optical quantum information processing. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH.
  • Gerry, C. C., & Knight, P. L. (2005). Introductory quantum optics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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 Summer
Faculty of Science Optics and Optoelectronics (2015) Physics courses 1 Summer