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Quantum Detectors

Learn about quantum sensors and devices that extract maximal information from the world around us.

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Starts Feb 14, 2022
Ends Mar 28, 2022
Estimated 6 weeks
6–9 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
Free
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About this course

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Classical detectors and sensors are ubiquitous around us from heat sensors in cars to light detectors in a camera cell phone. Leveraging advances in the theory of noise and measurement, an important paradigm of quantum metrology has emerged. Here, ultra-precision measurement devices collect maximal information from the world around us at the quantum limit. This enables a new frontier of perception that promises to impact machine learning, autonomous navigation, surveillance strategies, information processing, and communication systems. Students in this 5-week short course will learn the fundamentals about state-of-the-art quantum detectors and sensors. The primary goal of the course is to empower students with a critical and deep understanding of emerging applications at the quantum-classical boundary. This will allow them to adopt quantum detectors and sensors for their own endeavors.

At a glance

  • Institution: PurdueX
  • Subject: Engineering
  • Level: Advanced
  • Prerequisites:

    Students should be familiar with the fundamentals of electromagnetic fields and possess a basic understanding of differential equations.

What you'll learn

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  • Foundations of Quantum metrology
  • Operating principles of single photon detectors
  • Quantum sensing devices including magnetometers and interferometers

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