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SK2903 Quantum Technology 7.5 credits

A superconducting microwave circuit with several resonant modes around 10 GHz.  When cooled to very low temperatures the microwave circuit exhibits quantum behavior.  Josephson junctions are used as nonlinear elements to couple the modes and allow for creation of entangled states.  


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Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SK2903 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course will consist of 5 laboratory modules, each carrying 1,5 credits.  Each laboratory module will be organized and executed by the different research groups in the department of applied physics.  The labs will demonstrate different aspects of Quantum Technology.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the how measurements in the laboratory are related to calculations in the theory of quantum mechanics.
  • Explain quantum entanglement and how it can be used to create physical correlations between observable quantities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to acquire data with advanced laboratory instruments in a research environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze experimental data and present the results with publication-quality graphical figures. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to write a clear, concise and correct scientific text.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

At least 120 credits in engineering and natural sciences and knowledge of English B or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LABA - Laboratory work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LABB - Laboratory work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LABC - Laboratory work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LABD - Laboratory work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LABE - Laboratory work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The examiner, in consultation with the KTH Disability Coordinator (Funka), decides on any adapted examination for students with documented permanent impairment. The examiner may grant another examination form for reexamination of single students.

Other requirements for final grade

All laboratory work approved (LAB1 - LAB5; 1.5 credits per lab).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination



Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Engineering Physics

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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