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Generation, transmission and storage of quantum optical information are basic processes required to establish a quantum optical network. This course describes the physics behind these processes and overviews various implementation approaches. Technologies including quantum key distribution, quantum repeaters, quantum memories and quantum teleportation will be discussed and their engineering challenges will be evaluated.
This course is part of the Quantum Technology: Detectors and Networking MicroMasters
What you'll learn
- Mathematically describe the basic quantum mechanics of light-mater interactions
- Quantify generation and storage of quantum optical information for long-distance quantum communication
- Examine quantum networking protocols and network architectures
- Evaluate engineering challenges in generation and storage of photonic qubits and entanglement distribution