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Physics 642 - Spring 2016

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You need to do a project on a topic of your choice selected after consultation with the Instructor, write a paper on it, and present it in class at the end of the semester. This is not meant to be original work. You just need to understand a certain subject described in an appropriate textbook and not covered in class, or in a research paper you happen to be interested in.

DEADLINES

  1. Consult with Instructor and agree on scope of project by Fri., Feb. 12
  2. First draft due by Wed., Mar. 30
  3. Paper due by Thu., Apr. 28
  4. Presentations Fri., May 6 (12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

LIST OF PROJECTS

Name Title References Presentation
Joshua L. Barrow Measurement of Orbital Angular Momentum I M. Mirhosseini, M. Malik, Z. Shi, and R. W. Boyd, Efficient separation of the orbital angular momentum eigenstates of light, Nature Communications 4, 2781 (2013).
G. C. G. Berkhout, M. P. J. Lavery, J. Courtial, M. W. Beijersbergen, and M. J. Padgett, Efficient Sorting of Orbital Angular Momentum States of Light, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 153601 (2010).
M. Malik, M. Mirhosseini, M. P. J. Lavery, J. Leach, M. J. Padgett, and R. W. Boyd, Direct measurement of a 27-dimensional orbital-angular-momentum state vector Nature Communications 5, 3115 (2014).
Fri., May 6, 12:30 pm
Andrew J. Mogan Measurement of Orbital Angular Momentum II M. Mirhosseini, M. Malik, Z. Shi, and R. W. Boyd, Efficient separation of the orbital angular momentum eigenstates of light, Nature Communications 4, 2781 (2013).
G. C. G. Berkhout, M. P. J. Lavery, J. Courtial, M. W. Beijersbergen, and M. J. Padgett, Efficient Sorting of Orbital Angular Momentum States of Light, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 153601 (2010).
M. Malik, M. Mirhosseini, M. P. J. Lavery, J. Leach, M. J. Padgett, and R. W. Boyd, Direct measurement of a 27-dimensional orbital-angular-momentum state vector Nature Communications 5, 3115 (2014).
Fri., May 6, 12:45 pm
Daniel E. Castillo Quantum Information and Black Holes P. Hayden and J. Preskill, Black holes as mirrors: quantum information in random subsystems, JHEP 0709, 120 (2007) [arXiv:0708.4025].
S. L. Braunstein, S. Pirandola, and K. Zyczkowski, Better Late than Never: Information Retrieval from Black Holes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 101301 (2013) [arXiv:0907.1190].
S. G. Avery, Qubit Models of Black Hole Evaporation, arXiv:1109.2911.
Fri., May 6, 1:00 pm
Ran Chu Qubit Recycling E. Martin-Lopez, et al., Experimental realisation of Shor's quantum factoring algorithm using qubit recycling, Nature Photonics 6, 773 (2012) [arXiv:1111.4147]. Fri., May 6, 1:15 pm
Philip M. Dee Quantum secret sharing M. Hillery, V. Buzek, and A. Berthiaume, Quantum secret sharing, Phys. Rev. A 59, 1829 (1999). Fri., May 6, 1:30 pm
Blaine A. Heffron Quantum Information with Continuous Variables S. L. Braunstein and P. van Loock, Rev. Mod. Phys. 77, 513 (2005).
S. Lloyd and S. L. Braunstein, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1784 (1999).
C. Weedbrook, et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 84, 621 (2012).
N. C. Menicucci, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 120504 (2014).
Fri., May 6, 1:45 pm
Ryan P. Sinclair Majorana fermions C. W. J. Beenakker, "Search for Majorana Fermions in Superconductors" Annu. Rev. Con. Mat. Phys. 4, 113 (2013) [arXiv:1112.1950].
M. Sato and S. Fujimoto, Majorana Fermions and Topology in Superconductors arXiv:1601.02726.
G. L. Fatin, A. Matos-Abiague, B. Scharf, and I. Žutić, Wireless Majorana Fermions: From Magnetic Tunability to Braiding, arXiv:1510.08182.
Y. Li, Noise threshold and resource cost of fault-tolerant quantum computing with Majorana fermions in hybrid systems, arXiv:1512.05089.
L.S. Ricco, Y. Marques, F.A.Dessotti, R.S. Machado, M. de Souza, and A.C. Seridonio, Decay of bound states in the continuum of Majorana fermions induced by vacuum fluctuations: a novel proposal of qubit technology, arXiv:1512.02725.
S. Vijay, T. H. Hsieh, and L. Fu, Majorana Fermion Surface Code for Universal Quantum Computation, Phys. Rev. X 5, 041038 (2015) [arXiv:1504.01724].
S. Vijay and L. Fu, Physical Implementation of a Majorana Fermion Surface Code for Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computation, arXiv:1509.08134.
Fri., May 6, 2:00 pm

LIST OF PAST PROJECTS

Name Title References Presentation
Mark M. Foerster Computer simulation of Shor's prime number factoring Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, by Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang, Cambridge University Press. Mon., Dec. 9, 10:00 am
Mostafa Sherif Derbala Hussein Acceleration as a Controlling Parameter for a Qubit in a Multi-mode Field Cavity to Build Quantum Gates E. Martin-Martinez, et al., Processing Quantum Information with Relativistic Motion of Atoms, arXiv:1209.4948 [quant-ph]. Mon., Dec. 9, 10:15 am
Eleftherios Moschandreou The Hidden Subgroup Problem C. Lomont, The Hidden Subgroup Problem - Review and Open Problems, arXiv:quant-ph/0411037.
F. Wang, The Hidden Subgroup Problem, arXiv:1008.0010 [quant-ph].
Mon., Dec. 9, 10:30 am
Byron H. Smith Bayesian Quantum Tomography J. B. Altepeter, D. F. V. James, and P. G. Kwiat, Qubit Quantum State Tomography, in Quantum State Estimation (Lecture Notes in Physics), M. Paris and J. Rehacek (editors), Springer (2004). Mon., Dec. 9, 10:45 am
Joseph L. Tubergen P vs NP and the Future of Quantum Computation Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, by Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang, Cambridge University Press.
P versus NP problem
P versus NP
Mon., Dec. 9, 11:00 am
Kubra Yeter-Aydeniz Black Hole Complementarity and Firewalls A. Almheiri, et al., Black Holes: Complementarity or Firewalls? arXiv:1207.3123 [hep-th]. Mon., Dec. 9, 11:15 am
Mostafa Sherif Derbala Hussein Quantum Discord between relatively accelerated observers H. Ollivier and W. H. Zurek, Quantum Discord: A Measure of the Quantumness of Correlations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 017901 (2001)

L. Henderson and V. Vedral, Classical, quantum and total correlations, J. Phys. A 34, 6899 (2001).

A. Datta, Quantum discord between relatively accelerated observers, Phys. Rev. A 80, 052304 (2009).
Mon., May 5, 10:15 am
Andrew M. Lopez One-way Quantum Computation P. Walther, et al., Experimental one-way quantum computing, Nature 434, 169-176 (2005).

H. Briegel and D. Brown, One-way Quantum Computation - a tutorial introduction, arXiv:quant-ph/0603226.

Mon., May 5, 10:30 am
Eleftherios Moschandreou Photonic quantum technologies J. L. O'Brien, et al., Photonic quantum technologies, Nature Photonics 3, 687 (2009). Mon., May 5, 10:45 am
Grant V. Riley Quantum Computer in a Diamond Petta Group

L. Robledo, et al., High-fidelity projective readout of a solid-state spin quantum register, arXiv:1301.0392 [quant-ph].

Y. Dovzhenko, et al., Nonadiabatic quantum control of a semiconductor charge qubit, Phys. Rev. B 84, 161302(R) (2011).

D. D. Awschalom, et al., Quantum Spintronics: Engineering and Manipulating Atom-Like Spins in Semiconductors, Science 339, 1174 (2013).

Mon., May 5, 11:00 am
Steven Z. Taylor Ground-satellite QKD through free space J.Y Wang, et al., Direct and Full-Scale Experimental Verifications Towards Ground-Satellite Quantum Key Distribution, Nature Photonics 7, 387-393 (2013)

Z. Yan, et al., Novell High-Speed Polarization Source for Decoy-State BB84 Quantum Key Distribution Over Free Space and Satellite Links, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1399-1408 (2013)

Mon., May 5, 11:15 am
Joseph L. Tubergen Quantum process tomography of a CNOT gate J. L. O'Brien, et al., Quantum Process Tomography of a Controlled-NOT Gate, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 080502 (2004). Mon., May 5, 11:30 am
Kubra Yeter-Aydeniz Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Computing S. P. Jordan, K. S. M. Lee, and J. Preskill, Quantum Computation of Scattering in Scalar Quantum Field Theories, arXiv:1112.4833 [hep-th]. Mon., May 5, 11:45 pm
Allison Sachs Qubit Recycling E. Martin-Lopez, et al., Experimental realisation of Shor's quantum factoring algorithm using qubit recycling, arXiv:1111.4147 [quant-ph]. Mon., May 5, 12:00 am

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