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PROJECTS
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
 Consult with Instructor and agree on scope of project by Fri., Feb. 12
 First draft due by Wed., Mar. 30
 Paper due by Thu., Apr. 28
 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 27dimensional orbitalangularmomentum 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 27dimensional orbitalangularmomentum 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. MartinLopez, 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. MatosAbiague, B. Scharf, and I. Žutić, Wireless Majorana Fermions: From Magnetic Tunability to Braiding, arXiv:1510.08182.
Y. Li, Noise threshold and resource cost of faulttolerant 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 FaultTolerant 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 Multimode Field Cavity to Build Quantum Gates

E. MartinMartinez, et al., Processing Quantum Information with Relativistic Motion of Atoms, arXiv:1209.4948 [quantph].

Mon., Dec. 9, 10:15 am 
Eleftherios Moschandreou

The Hidden Subgroup Problem

C. Lomont, The Hidden Subgroup Problem  Review and Open Problems,
arXiv:quantph/0411037.
F. Wang, The Hidden Subgroup Problem,
arXiv:1008.0010 [quantph].

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 YeterAydeniz

Black Hole Complementarity and Firewalls

A. Almheiri, et al., Black Holes: Complementarity or Firewalls? arXiv:1207.3123 [hepth].

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) .

Mon., May 5, 10:15 am 
Andrew M. Lopez

Oneway Quantum Computation

P. Walther, et al., Experimental oneway quantum computing,
Nature 434, 169176 (2005).
H. Briegel and D. Brown, Oneway Quantum Computation  a tutorial introduction,
arXiv:quantph/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., Highfidelity projective readout of a solidstate spin quantum register, arXiv:1301.0392 [quantph].
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 AtomLike Spins in Semiconductors, Science 339, 1174 (2013).

Mon., May 5, 11:00 am 
Steven Z. Taylor

Groundsatellite QKD through free space

J.Y Wang, et al., Direct and FullScale Experimental Verifications Towards GroundSatellite Quantum Key Distribution,
Nature Photonics 7, 387393 (2013)
Z. Yan, et al., Novell HighSpeed Polarization Source for DecoyState BB84 Quantum Key Distribution Over Free Space and Satellite Links,
Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 13991408 (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 ControlledNOT Gate, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 080502 (2004).

Mon., May 5, 11:30 am 
Kubra YeterAydeniz

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 [hepth].

Mon., May 5, 11:45 pm 
Allison Sachs

Qubit Recycling

E. MartinLopez, et al., Experimental realisation of Shor's quantum factoring algorithm using qubit recycling, arXiv:1111.4147 [quantph].

Mon., May 5, 12:00 am 
