Fundamentals of quantum information

lphys2242  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Fundamentals of quantum information
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2019-2020 !

Having followed LPHYS1241, LPHYS1342 and LPHYS1344is an asset
Main themes
Qubits, quantum weirdness, coherence and decoherence, quantum cryptography, teleportation, quantum computing.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


a.     Contribution of the teaching unit to the learning outcomes of the programme (PHYS2M and PHYS2M1)


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b.    Specific learning outcomes of the teaching unit


At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to :


1.     describe the essential concepts of quantum information ;

2.     describe the tests of quantum entanglement and their experimental realization ;

3.     explain the basic concepts of quantum cryptography and quantum computing.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Basic concepts: superposition, Qubits
Quantum weirdness (EPR paradox, Bell inequalities)
Quantum cryptography
Quantum teleportation
Concepts of quantum computation
Experiments leading to quantum computation
Quantum network and multi-particle entanglement
Decoherence and quantum error correction
Entanglement purification
Teaching methods
Lectures, exercises
Evaluation methods
Written examination, closed and open questions
D. Heis, “Fundamentals of quantum information”, Springer, 2002.
P. Lambropoulos and D. Petrosyan, « Fundamentals of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information », Springer, 2007.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Physical Engineering

Master [60] in Physics

Master [120] in Physics