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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code PH670
Subject Title Quantum Optical Communication


Quantum theory of light: quantization of the electromagnetic field, evolution of the field operators, quantum states of the electromagnetic field. Quantum information processing: quantum information, quantum communication, quantum computation with qubits, quantum computation with continuous variables. Density operators and super operators, fidelity, entropy, information and entanglement measures, correlation functions and interference of light, photon correlation measurements. Photon sources and detectors: Mathematical model of photodetectors, physical implementations of  photodetectors, single-photon sources, entangled photon sources, quantum non-demolition photon detectors. Quantum communication with single photons: photons as information carriers, quantum teleportation and entanglement swapping, decoherence-free subspaces for communication, quantum cryptography. Quantum computation with single photons. Quantum communication with continuous variables: phase space in quantum optics, continuous-variable entanglement, teleportation and entanglement swapping, entanglement distillation, quantum cryptography. Quantum computation with continuous variables.  An ensemble of identical two-level atoms, electromagnetically induced transparency, quantum memories and quantum repeaters, the atomic ensemble of a single qubit, photon-photon interactions via atomic ensembles, Solid-state quantum information carriers: Definition and optical manipulation of solid-state qubits, interactions in solid-state qubit systems, entangling two-qubit operations, scalability of solid-state devices.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. P. Kok and B. W. Lovett, Introduction to Optical Quantum Information Processing,  Cambridge university press.
2. L. Mandel, and E.  Wolf. Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics, Cambridge University Press.
3. W. H. Louisell,  Quantum Statistical Properties of Radiation, McGraw-Hill. D. Bouwmeester,  A. K. Ekert, and A. Zeilinger, eds. The Physics of Quantum Information, Springer