Quantum Optical Communications OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Course on Quantum Optical Communications

Published Jan 26, 2009

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Graduate students will learn about various quantum optics and systems in the 'Quantum Optical Communications' OpenCourseWare. The free graduate course is offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is provided by the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. Students pursuing graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science could find this course useful.

Quantum Optical Communications: Course Specifics

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Quantum Optical Communications: Course Description

'Quantum Optical Communications' is a free OpenCourseWare from MIT that teaches students about nonlinear optics, quantum optics, single-mode and two-mode quantum systems, quantum systems theory and multi-mode quantum systems. The course is categorized into sections addressing various quantum optical communication topics that enhance students' understanding. Some in-depth lecture topics include the quantum harmonic oscillator, single-mode photodetection, teleportation, quantum cryptography and continuous-time photodetection. Students using this OpenCourseWare should have previous experience in linear algebra and an introductory level of knowledge in communication, control and signal processing. The on-campus course was taught by MIT professor Jeffrey H. Shapiro in 2004 as a lecture class twice a week.

This free course includes lecture notes, problem sets and a reading list. If you are interested in taking this free course, visit the quantum optical communications course page.

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