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Fall 2009-2010
ELE 568  

Implementations of Quantum Information

Andrew A. Houck
Stephen A. Lyon

This course will provide an overview of several approaches to implementing quantum information and computation. It will touch briefly on quantum algorithms, but the main focus will be physical systems. In particular, the course will discuss what makes a good quantum system, the physics behind the leading implementations, and the limitations on each. Topics covered will include superconducting qubits, electron and nuclear spin qubits, and ion trap qubits, as well as descriptions of gate-based, adiabatic, and topologically protected quantum architectures.


Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Other information:
This course will assume knowledge of quantum mechanics at an undergraduate level. A course in quantum algorithms, such as ELE 396, may be helpful, but is certainly not required.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
26550 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Engineering Quad J-Wing   J201   Enrolled:6 Limit:30