Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (895F3)
15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
The module will introduce you to quantum optics and quantum information, covering:
- Quantum systems and the qubit
- Non-locality in quantum mechanics
- Methods of quantum optics
- The density matrix
- The process of measurement
- Introduction of irreversibility
- Decoherence and quantum information
- Quantum and classical communication
- Measures of entanglement and distance between states
- Logic operations and quantum algorithms
- Requirements for quantum computers
- Physical systems for quantum information processing.
60%: Coursework (Problem Set)
40%: Examination (Open examination)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses: