SK2906 Quantum Circuits 7.5 credits


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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Basic quantum transport theory: Landauer's formula and Landauer-Biittiker's formalism, coulomb-blocked and single-electron circuits. Basic superconducting electronics: The Josephson effect and classical non-linear dynamics of superconducting circuits. Quantum electrodynamics of superconducting circuits and superconducting quantum bits. Hybrid quantum systems such as quantum optomechanics and quantum acoustics.

Intended learning outcomes *

After finished course the student should be able to:

  • apply basic theories of quantum transport
  • formulate and analyze lumped-element model for quantum circuits
  • explain basic concepts of quantum-limited measurement

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Completed course SI1146 Vector analysis and Sl1155 Theoretical physics.

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Examination and completion

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

Examination *

  • INL1 - Homework Problems, 7.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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David B Haviland

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SCI/Applied undergraduate Physics

Main field of study *

Engineering Physics

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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David B Haviland (

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.

Supplementary information

Replaces SK2700.