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IAM510 - Quantum Cryptography

Credit: 3(3-0); ECTS: 8.0
Instructor(s): İ. Yurdahan Güler
Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor(s)

Course Catalogue Description

Basic notions of quantum mechanics: Hilbert spaces, postulates of quantum mechanics, qubits, density operator, entanglement, EPR and Bell inequality. Quantum gates, quantum circuits. Quantum Fourier transform. Quantum algorithms: Deutsch's, Deutsch-Jozsa, Grover`s and Shor's algorithms. Quantum cryptography: quantum key distribution, BB84, B92, and EPR protocols.

Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to introduce the basics of quantum information theory with an emphasis on quantum cryptography and quantum algorithms.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Familiarity of students with basic concepts of quantum mechanics
  • Knowledge of quantum information theory for further studies

Tentative (Weekly) Outline

  1. Review of Quantum Mechanics (Weeks 1 - 6)
  2. Quantum Gates, Quantum Circuits (Weeks 7 - 8)
  3. Quantum Algorithms (Weeks 9 -10)
  4. Quantum Cryptography (Weeks 11 -14)

Course Textbook(s)

  1. Nielsen and Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Cambridge 2000
  2. Benenti, Casati and Strini, Principles of Quantum Computation and Information, Vol 1. World Scientific 2004

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