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Applying exotic quantum properties such as entanglement to every-day applications such as communication and computation reveals new dimensions of such applications. Quantum encoding and entanglement distribution provide means to establish fundamentally secure communication links for transfer of classical and quantum data.

Generation, transmission and storage of quantum optical information are basic processes required to establish a quantum optical network. This course describes the physics behind these processes and overviews various implementation approaches. Technologies including quantum key distribution, quantum repeaters, quantum memories and quantum teleportation will be discussed and their engineering challenges will be evaluated.

  • Mathematically describe the basic quantum mechanics of light-mater interactions
  • Quantify generation and storage of quantum optical information for long-distance quantum communication
  • Examine quantum networking protocols and network architectures
  • Evaluate engineering challenges in generation and storage of photonic qubits and entanglement distribution

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Students should have knowledge in basic electromagnetic field theory, basic electronic circuits, algebra, calculus, and differential equations.



Section A: Introduction and Basic Principles

  • Introduction
  • Postulates of Quantum Theory
  • Hamiltonian and Schrodinger Equation
  • Dirac Notation
  • Operators Quantum Mechanics
  • Heisenberg Uncertainty
  • Wave-Particle Duality
  • Entanglement

Section B: Photons

  • Quantum EM Fields
  • Polarization of Optical Fields
  • EM Resonators
  • Quantum Light

Section C: Atoms

  • Two-Level Atom
  • Introduction to Light-Atom Interactions
  • Three-Level Atoms

Section D: Communications

  • Quantum Cryptography
  • Quantum Teleportation
  • Quantum Memory
  • Entanglement Distribution
  • Overview of Quantum Computing Platforms
  • Quantum Communication Requirement
  • Quantum Communication Hardware


Mahdi Hosseini
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University




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