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APh 190c. Quantum Electronics

Instructor:

Oskar Painter, Rm. 266 Watson, x8008.

Place and Time:

TuTh 10:30-11:55AM, 104 Watson.

Course Syllabus:

APh_190_c_2018_19_CS.pdf

TAs:

Eunjong Kim (ekim7206 at gmail dot com)

Office Hours:

O. Painter: by appointment.
TA Office Hours: Tu, 4-5PM (or by appointment), Watson 268.
Recitation/Make-up Lecture (as needed): 6-8PM, Wednesday evenings in Watson 104.

Homeworks and Handouts:

Week 1 (4.2 and 4.4): course overview, intro to input-output formalism

Quantum noise and measurement:

arXiv_Clerk_Schoelkopf_introduction_quantum_noise_measurement_amplification_2010.pdf

Week 2 (4.9 and 4.11): input-output formalism, cont.

HW#1 (pdf)

Input/output theory papers:

PRA_Gardiner_Collett_input_output_theory_1985.pdf

Barnett and Radmore chapters on continuum operators:

Barnett_Radmore_ebook

Chapter_3_Barnett_Radmore

Chapter_5_Barnett_Radmore

Week 3 (4.16 and 4.18): Quantum Master Equation

HW#2 (pdf)

Papers (fun reading):

Caves_linear_amplifiers

Wootters_no_cloning

Hecht_single_photon_detection_with_your_eyes

Book:

Carmichael_Stochastic_methods_QO_volume1

Week 4 (4.23 and 4.25): Quantum Master Equation, cont.

Week 5 (4.30 and 5.2): Quantum Regression Theorem

Papers on Photon Correlations:

Hanbury_Brown_and_Twiss_initial_experiment

Hanbury_Brown_and_Twiss_nature_of_photon_correlations

Hanbury_Brown_and_Twiss_reply

Hanbury_Brown_obituary_2002

Week 6 (5.7 and 5.9): Coherent States

HW #3 (pdf)

Papers on optical coherence and the quantum nature of light:

PRL_Glauber_photon_correlations_1962

Phys_Rev_Glauber_quantum_theory_coherence_1963

Nature_Walls_review_evidence_for_quantum_nature_light_1979

Papers on resonance fluoresence:

PRL_Kimble_Mandel_photon_antibunching_resonance_fluorescence_1977

PRA_Mollow_Pure-State_Res_Light_Scatt_1975_p1919_1

PRL_Aspect_Time_Correlations_Mollow_Triplet_1980_p617_1

Week 7 (5.14 and 5.16): Introduction to Superconducting Qubits

Week 8 (5.21 and 5.23): The Transmon Qubit and the Strong Dispersive Limit

HW #4 (pdf)

Papers on Cat Codes and QEC:

Nature_Sun_Devoret_Schoelkopf_tracking_photon_jumps_repeated_parity_measurements

NJP_Mirrahimi_Liang_Schoelkopf_Devoret_dynamically_protected_cat_qubits

Week 9 (5.28 and 5.30): Qubit state read-out and weak measurements

HW #5, final presentation guidelines and suggestions (pdf)

Week 10 (6.4 and 6.6): Presentation Week!

 

Resources:

Barnett_Radmore_ebook

RMP_Plenio_Quantum_Monte_Carlo_Methods_1998

Quantum Optics Toolbox (zip file)

Quantum Optics Toolbox User's Guide

QuTip