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ECE 398 KF - Quantum Systems I

Last offered Fall 2022

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in electrical and computer engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

This course introduces the basic principles of quantum mechanics and its applications in modern electronics and quantum information science. The course covers three main topics: (i) the mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics and solutions to Schr?ger?s equation, (ii) semi-classical theory of light-matter interaction and quantum control, and (iii) qubits and principles of quantum information processing. Sub-topics studied in detail include finite versus infinite-dimensional quantum systems, bra/ket notation, quantum harmonic oscillator, crystalline structures and semi-conductors, atomic absorption and emission, Rabi oscillations, atomic qubits and the Bloch sphere, quantum entanglement, quantum gates and algorithms, quantum teleportation, and quantum key distribution. A primary goal of this course is to prepare the student for higher-level courses in quantum information science. Prerequisite: PHYS 214

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Quantum Systems IKF47492LEC31530 - 1650 T R    Kejie Fang