PH 462   Quantum Technology and Phenomena in Macroscopic Systems   


Objective of the course:

In recent times, owing to the rapid advancement in technology a variety of solid-state nano-systems have been realized. One needs quantum optics to describe these systems. It is understood that the next phase of technology revolution needs to use quantum mechanics. This course will enable the students to understand the fundamentals behind these upcoming quantum technologies. The course will prepare and motivate them to take a research carrier in this highly promising modern area of inter-disciplinary research.


Review of the harmonic oscillator and two-level atomic systems, Ladder operators, Coherent states, Bloch vector, Rabi-oscillations, Basic idea about quantization of electromagnetic fields, Cooper pair box and its approximation as a two-level system, Microwave transmission line, Quantization of the transmission line and resonator, Jaynes-Cummings model in circuit QED, Dissipation in quantum systems, Lindblad Markoff master equations, Application to relaxation in a two-level system and harmonic oscillator, Bloch equations for a dissipative two-level system, Multi-qubit architectures, multi-qubit entanglement, strongly-driven artificial atoms, Cavity optomechanics, Quantum description of optomechanics, Mechanical cooling and squeezing.


Texts and References*:

1. M. Devoret, B. Huard,R. Schoelkopf and L. F. Cugliandolo, Quantum Machines: Measurement and Control of Engineered Quantum Systems, Oxford University Press, (2014).

2. G. S. Agarwal, Quantum Optics, Cambridge University Press, (2013).

3.        W. P. Bowen and G.J. Milburn, Quantum Optomechanics, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), (2016).

4.        N. K. Langford, Circuit QED -Lecture Notes,  arXiv:1310.1897v1 7 Oct (2013).

* I suggest that the students should attend the classes regularly and rely on my class notes!


Monday: 3 pm-5 pm 
Tuesday: 3 pm-3:55 pm
Wednesday: 3 pm-3:55 pm

Venue: Room No. 4003 


(1) Optomechanics 

(2) Cavity optomechanics : review article



(a) TOSHIBA Technologies, Cambridge UK [ Quantum cryptography]

(b) THALES and SeQureNet, Paris , France 

(c) idQuantique, Geneva, Switzerland 

(d) MagiQ Technologies, New York, US

......many more are there, To be added soon!


Austrian Academy of Sciences – Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
California Institute of Technology – Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM)
Center for Quantum Devices – Niels Bohr Institute – University of Copenhagen
Chapman University – Institute for Quantum Studies
Delft University of Technology and TNO – QuTech
ETH Zurich – Computational Physics Group
Keio University – Advancing Quantum Architecture (Aqua) Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Lincoln Laboratory – Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems
Oxford University
Purdue University
Southern Illinois University – Quantum Computing Group
Stanford University – Yamamoto Group
Syracuse University – Plourde Research Lab
Texas A&M – Computational and Data Intensive Physics Group
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)
Tulane University
Université de Sherbrooke – Institut quantique
University College London – Quantum Science and Technology Institute (UCLQ)
University of Bristol – Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC)
University of British Columbia – Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL)
University of British Columbia – Quantum Information Science
University of Calfornia Berkeley – Berkeley Quantum Information & Computation Center
University of California at Santa Barbara – Center for Spintronics and Quantum Computation
University of Chicago – Chicago Quantum Exchange
University of Colorado Boulder – JILA
University of Malta – Quantum Complexity Science Initiative
University of Maryland – Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS)
University of Maryland – Joint Quantum Institute (JQI)
University of New Mexico – Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC)
University of New South Wales (Member of CQC2T)
University of Southern California – Information Sciences Institute
University of Sussex – Ion Quantum Technology Group
University of Sydney – Quantum Science Research Group
University of Technology Sydney – Centre for Quantum Computation & Intelligent Systems (QCIS)
University of Texas at Austin – Quantum Information Center
University of Toronto – Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control
University of Washington – Trapped Ion Quantum Computing Group
University of Wisconsin at Madison – Wisconsin Institute for Quantum Information
University of Waterloo – Institute for Quantum Computing
Yale Quantum Institute