Introduction to Quantum Information

Lecturer: Prof. Chaoyuan Jin

Course Information

1. Quantum mechanics, as one of core theories of modern physics, successfully described the evolutionary laws of microscopic systems, laying the theoretical foundation for modern information technologies, especially for microelectronics and optoelectronics. The introduction of quantum concepts has profoundly revealed a series of distinct physical mechanisms from macro systems. In recent years, it has gradually developed new research fields and directions including quantum communication, quantum computation, quantum simulation, quantum metrology, etc.
2. According to the needs of constructing “New Engineering”, this course selects the teaching materials of engineering quantum mechanics appropriately, highlights the concept of quantum information, and desalinates the parts of higher theoretical requirements. The numerical tools of MATLAB are used to replace some complicated derivation. Bilingual teaching is adopted based on the 64-hour module used in the spring and summer of 2020.
3. This module is 64 hours taught in 16 weeks and 4 hours per week. The content of the course is mainly divided into two parts: the quantum mechanics for microelectronics and the quantum information science. Both parts are about 32 hours. It retains the classical contents such as the history of quantum mechanics, Schrodinger equations, energy band theory and time-dependent perturbation theory, and expands the contents of quantum statistics and information, operator and matrix representation, quantum communication and quantum computation and the prospect of quantum information. Among them, the part of quantum information science is the new teaching content.