Quantum entanglement for communications, from theory to experiments

TPT18

Description

Course Goals

Instructors

Indicative program

  • Basic quantum physics
  • Entanglement, EPR paradox, Field quantization, beamsplitters
  • Introduction to nonlinear optics (second order nonlinear phenomena)
  • Entangled photons: polarization, time-energy, time-bin
  • Physical implementation of entangled photon pairs sources
  • Quantum teleportation, entanglement swapping
  • Quantum cryptography protocols using entangled states
  • Entangled photons produced by spontaneous down-conversion
  • Experiment: Quantum mechanics non locality test: violation of Bell’s inequalities using polarization

Assessment

Daily multiple choice question test