Optical implementation of QKD - 2013

Instructors: Thomas Jennewein and Vadim Makarov

Date Time Location
31 July 2013
1 August 2013
QNC 0101

This module is eligible for CryptoWorks21 technical skill qualification.


Superconductors offer the unique advantage of ultra-low dissipation at high frequencies, high sensitivity to magnetic fields, extremely low signal dispersion and distortion as well as intrinsic quantum accuracy. These advantages combine to introduce superconducting circuits as one of the salient components for the implementation and realization of Quantum Information Processors at cryogenic temperatures. Therefore, designing, fabricating, engineering and characterization of proper microwave devices with superconductor materials are essential keys for QIP (Quantum Information Processing) researchers. In these four lectures, we cover fundamentals of microwave superconductivity, theory of microwave resonators and JJ-based (Josephson Junction) microwave devices for QIP applications. Basic knowledge of microwave engineering and superconductivity is recommended, but not necessary.


The module assignment will be made available by the end of the module. It is typically due two weeks after the end of the module.

Please submit your completed assignments to Chin Lee. Hard copies can be dropped off at her office in QNC 3108. Electronic copies can be sent to Chin Lee's email.