**4782-Quantum
Information, quantum computing (Fall 2009)**

** Report Instructions
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The
students are asked to choose a
subject among
the following list or to make a personal choice among topics related to
the content of the
course.
A
proposal (topic, plan) will be submitted by *September
17th, 2009, for *approval*.*
A
progress report will be submitted on October 22nd,
2009,
The final
report should contain 30*-35
pages simple spacing *in pdf format and will be submitted by *November 30th,
2009*,
following the instructions below.
This
report will be graded and
will
count for *35%* of the final evaluation. |

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***List of topics (**non exhaustive**)**

* ** **
***Qubits builts from quantum dots,**

*
** ** **
***The "Quantronium": a
Josephson junction qubit,**

* ** ** **
**Controlled entanglement:
physical
realization,*

* ** ** *
* ***Quantum computing with ion traps,**

* ** ** **
***Quantum computing with NMR,**

* ** ** **
***Quantum computing with photons,**

* ** ** **
***Quantum computing with microwaves,**

* ** ** **
**Can one quantum compute
with excitons ?*

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** ** **
***Quantum cryptography: theory and applications,**

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** ** **
***Kitaev's topological quantum computing,**

*
** ** *** Algorithms: quantum search,
quantum simulation, quantum counting**

*
** ** ** Decoherence: definition, examples,
dissipation, mathematical description. *

*
** ** ** Error correcting codes, *

* ** **
***Quantum versions of the Shannon
theorem,**

* ** ** ** Quantum chaos as a possible limit to
quantum computing,*

* ** **
***Quantum noise: quantum corrections
to ****Shottky
theory**** of
shot noise,
experiments.**

* ** **
***Classical logic and quantum computing:
the Goedel
theorem****.**

* ** **
***Quantum information theory****.**

* ** **
***Building a quantum computer: the
Steane project (December 2004)**

* ** **
***Storing a photon state in a memory
(Kuzmich team experiment December 2005)**

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*
** ***Writing the report (see Mayfield
Handbook of Scientific Writing)
**

* **The
student will choose a topic among this list or make his own
choice (with the approval*

* **
of the instructor). He will also choose one or two papers (or a book
chapter) to read*

* **
as an illustration of this subject and collect documents that may help
understanding these papers*

**(to main)**Proposal
submission
date

.pdf file to be
sent by
e-mail to the instructor
on *
Thursday **September 17th, 2009, for *approval

*
The proposal should be presented on 1/2 a page in .pdf format,
containing*

*
** **a header with
the course informations *

* **the
title followed by the student's name*

*
** **a
list of possible sections organizing the report*

* a
list of documents to start with
together with their exact and complete references*

**(to main)**Progress report:
submission
date

.pdf file by
e-mail to the instructor
on *Thursday
October 22nd**, 2009, *

Students will give an account of what they have done so far: list of
documents
collected, an updated outline and

5-7 pages already written (to check the style).

**(to main)**Report submission
date* **Monday
Novenber 30th, 2009 (.pdf format copy accessible to the
instructor). *

* *Content of the
report *The
report should be typed and accessible by e-mail or on a web
site in .pdf format. *

* **Using
LaTeX is recommended.*

* **It
should contain at least 30 and at most35 typed pages with single space
and the following
informations:*

* ** an
expository introduction (not more than two typed pages) explaining
the motivation, *

* **
the purpose and the history of the topic,*

*
** **a section describing the
content of the paper(s), book(s) or other documents that has been read.
*

*
** a section
in which one **technical aspect (calculation,
experiment, computer
simulation, or algorithm....) is *

described in detail. This section will serve to demonstrate that the
student has mastered techniques taught in class.

*
** **a conclusion (no more
than two pages) giving a clear description
of the outcome for this topic, *

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its limitation, its future,*

*
** **a list of references:
only those references effectively read by
the student should be quoted;*

* **
a special attention will be paid upon how the references
are
quoted (exact location, standard presentation),*

* **
web sites references can be used if properly quoted.*

*
** students should NEVER copy anything
without quoting the reference where it has been found. *

Plagiarism is illegal and can lead to severe sanctions from the *Georgia
Tech **authorities if discovered. *

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