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General information

 

Course unit name: Quantum Detection

Course unit code: 574653

Academic year: 2021-2022

Coordinator: Bruno Julia Diaz

Department: Department of Quantum Physics and Astrophysics

Credits: 3

Single program: S

 

 

Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 75

 

Face-to-face and/or online activities

26

 

-  Lecture

Face-to-face and online

 

20

 

-  Lecture with practical component

Face-to-face and online

 

6

Supervised project

15

Independent learning

34

 

 

Recommendations

 


  1. Students are advised to have completed or be enrolled in the subjects Atomic Physics, Quantum Optics, and Advanced Quantum Optics. 

 

 

Competences to be gained during study

 


  1. Understanding of the fundamentals of quantum sensing in theory and practice.  

  2. Ability to analyze measurement strategies and instruments.

 

 

 

 

Learning objectives

 

Referring to knowledge


  1. To become familiar with the basic tools of formalism of quantum metrology. 

  2. To understand what determines the performance and potential of a sensing technology.

  3. To learn the essentials of important use cases. 

 

 

Teaching blocks

 

1. Foundations and paradigmatic models, "quantum metrology"

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  1. Classical statistics and parameter estimation, Fisher information

  2. Generalized interferometry: states and measurements

  3. Quantum statistical distance and quantum Fisher information

  4. Mach-Zehnder interferometers, Ramsey interferometry

2. Real-world quantum sensing, beyond "quantum metrology"

*  Continuous-time sensing

  • Relaxation, fluctuation-dissipation relations
  • Back-action evasion, quantum non-demolition


Non-asymptotic scenarios, Allan deviation

Sensing with interacting systems, number optimization

3. Use cases

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  1. Force sensing

  2. Atomic magnetometers

  3. Atomic clocks

 

 

Official assessment of learning outcomes

 


  1. Evaluation of written exercises.  

  2. Written or oral examination. 

  3. Individual projects, e.g. report on a specific quantum sensing technology.

  4. Participation.   

 

Examination-based assessment


  1. Evaluation of written exercises.  

  2. Written or oral examination. 

  3. Individual projects, e.g. report on a specific quantum sensing technology.

  4. Participation.