Introduction to Quantum Science & Technology
Emerging quantum systems are disruptive technologies redefining computing and communication. Teaching quantum physics to engineers and educating scientists on engineering solutions are critical to address fundamental and engineering challenges of the quantum technologies.
This course provides an introduction to various quantum technologies by overviewing laws of quantum physics, quantum systems and their engineering challenges. In particular, the course reviews various implementation of quantum communication and computation and basic science and engineering behind the technology.
Students will have an opportunity to complete tasks using Microsoft Azure Quantum in the cloud.
Who should attend?
Student should have knowledge in basic electromagnetic field theory, basic electronic circuits, algebra, calculus, and differential equations.
Overview of Q Technologies
- Quantum Engineering
- Motivation: Quantum Computing
- Motivation: Quantum Communication
- Motivation: Quantum Sensing
Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics
- The Birth of Quantum Mechanics
- Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
- Hamiltonian and Schrodinger Equation
- Dirac Notation
- Density Operator
Essential Concepts in Quantum Mechanics
- Operators in Quantum Mechanics
- Heisenberg Uncertainty
- Wave Particle Duality
Quantum Resources: EM Waves
- Quantum EM Fields
- Polarization of Optical Fields
- EM Resonators
- Single Photon Detection
- E-Field Detection
- Quantum Light
Quantum Resources: Atoms
- Two-Level Atom
- Introduction to Light-Atom Interactions
- Trapping and Cooling Atoms
- Three-Level Atoms
- Rydberg Atoms
- Trapped Ions
Quantum Resources: Superconducting Devices
- Fundamentals of Superconductors
- Superconducting Two-Level Systems
- Superconducting Qubits
- Superconducting Circuits and Challenges
- Light Interferometry – LIGO
- Particle Interferometry – Ramsey Measurement
- Sensing Via Defects in Diamond
- Quantum Cryptography
- Quantum Teleportation
- Quantum Memory
- Entanglement Distribution
- Introduction to Classical Computing
- Introduction to Quantum Computing
- Experimental Implementation of Quantum Computation
- Deterministic Two-Qubit Logic Gates
- Single and Two-Qubit Photonic Gates
- Superconducting Gates
- Quantum Logic Operation Using Trapped Ions
- Quantum Logic Operation Using Rydberg Atom
- Linear Optics Quantum Computing
- Engineering Quantum Systems
Course delivery details
This course is offered through Purdue University, a partner institute of EdX.
7-10 hours per week
- Verified Track -$2250
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- Identify fundamental differences between quantum mechanics and classical mechanics.
- Mathematically describe simple quantum phenomena using differential equations and linear algebra.
- Inspect role and dynamics of wave function in quantum systems using multidisciplinary fields of physics, computer science, and quantum theory.
- Interpret quantum signatures in experimental data.
- Analyze engineering challenges of quantum technologies including quantum computing and quantum communication
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