Superconducting Quantum Circuits
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
PH1322 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level, which is regularly offered in summer semester as well as in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of student seminars for Applied and Engineering Physics
- Catalogue of student seminars for condensed matter physics
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|120 h||40 h||4 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH1322 is Rudolf Gross.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Within the seminar students give talks on specific topics related to superconducting quantum circuits. The students obtain detailed advise in preparing their presentations. Seminar talks can be given either in English or in German.
Using superconducting quantum circuits on silicon chips artificial atoms, resonators and waveguides can be designed and fabricated. This allows one to do "quantum optics on a chip" experiments what has become a prospering field of research in recent years. On the one hand, it can be used to study fundamental light-matter coupling similar to traditional quantum optics. Moreover, these systems provide large potential for solid state based quantum information systems and quantum simulation.
Within the module the students acquire the following knowledge and skills:
1) Preparation and presentation of scientific talks. 2) Receiving a general overview on topical issues in condensed matter physics. 3) Understanding the foundations of solid-state quantum information processing, superconducting quantum bits, circuit quantum electrodynamics, and superconducting nanostructures. 4) Leading a scientific discussion.
Solid State Physics, Quantum Mechanics
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|PS||2||Supraleitende Quantenschaltkreise||Gross, R.||
Learning and Teaching Methods
Preparation and presentation of a scientific talk, beamer presentation, board work, advisor discussion, literature studies.
presentation materials, Power Point, black board work, complementary literature
Specialized literature to the individual topics of the seminar talks will be provided.
Description of exams and course work
|Exam type||duration||exam elements||repetition|
In the course of the seminar each student individually prepares a talk on a topic of current research. Based on this talk the learning outcome is tested.