Superconducting Quantum Circuits
Supraleitende Quantenschaltkreise

Course 0000000622 in WS 2013/4

General Data

Course Type Course with introduction to theoretical aspects
Semester Weekly Hours 2 SWS
Organisational Unit Engineering Physics
Lecturers Frank Deppe
Rudolf Gross
Achim Marx

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additional remarks For approximately 10 years, superconducting quantum circuits printed on silicon chips are used to study the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics. Two prototypical examples for such circuits are transmission line resonators (quantum harmonic oscillators) and qubits (quantum two level systems). The former can also be interpreted as "boxes" for microwave photons, the latter as artificial -or better simulated - atoms. Superconducting quantum circuits exhibit a high potential for applications in solid-state based quantum information processing and for the investigation of fundamental quantum mechanical processes such as light-matter interaction.
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