Physics 613
Quantum Information: Theory and Implementation

Luming Duan

Winter 2015

Welcome to the homepage for the Quantum Information course.

Course Description

This course will focus on quantum information and its implementation. It will cover the following topics: quantum entanglement theory, quantum communication and cryptography, Quantum Shannon theory, quantum computation and algorithms, quantum error correction, implementation of quantum computation and communication.

Class meetings

 Time: Monday, Wednesday, 10:00AM -11:30AM
 Location: 2448 Mason Hall


Luming Duan
2448 Mason Hall
Telephone: (734) 763-3179
Course website:

Office hours: Just stop by my office at 4219 Randall

Course Requirements

There will be regularly assigned homework. Your letter grade is based on your class participation (10%), homework (20%), a final exam (40%), and a critique of a research paper that you choose with some guidance from me (30%).


It is helpful to have a previous course on quantum mechanics.

Books and References

Main Reference 




  • Introduction to Quantum Computation and Information,edited by Hoi-Kwong Lo et al (2001) 
  • The Physics of Quantum Information: Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Teleportation, Quantum Computation, edited by Dirk Bouwmeester et al (2000) 
  • Quantum Information with Continuous Variables, edited by S.L. Braunstein, A.K. Pati
  • Experimental Quantum Computation and Information (International School of Physics ""Enrico Fermi"", 148) by F. De Martini (Editor) (2002) 
  • Classical and Quantum Computation,by A. Yu. Kitaev, et al (2002) 
  • Quantum Entanglement and Information Processing : Proceedings of the Les Houches Summer School 2003 (Les Houches) by Daniel Est?e, et al (2004) 
  • Lectures on Quantum Information by D Bruss (2006) 

articles on


  • J. I. Cirac, L. M. Duan, P. Zoller, Quantum optical implementation of quantum information processing, quant-ph/0405030.
  • D.J. Wineland, C. Monroe, W.M. Itano, D. Leibfried, B.E. King, D.M. Meekhof, Experimental issues in coherent quantum-state manipulation of trapped atomic ions, quant-ph/9710025.
  •  C. Ramanathan, N. Boulant, Z. Chen, D. G. Cory, I. Chuang, M. Steffen, NMR Quantum Information Processing, quant-ph/0408166.
  • D.P. DiVincenzo, G. Burkard, D. Loss, E. V. Sukhorukov, Quantum Computation and Spin Electronics,
  • Y. Makhlin, G. Schon, and A. Shnirman, Quantum-state engineering with Josephson-junction devices, Rev. Mod. Phys. 73, 357-400 (2001).

Course Outline

        -- (Quantum Turing machine, graph state model, and measurement based computation)