Quantum machines : quantum physics with electrical circuits and mechanical resonators

Quick links

Quick links

Next student seminar :
Access to the program

Here you can find information about your internships:
Experimental Internship - Undergraduate program
Master ICFP first year Internship

News : ICFP Research seminars
November 15 - 19, 2021 :

All information about the program

Contact us - Student support and Graduate School office :
Tél : 01 44 32 35 60
enseignement@phys.ens.fr

Faculty: Pierre-François Cohadon, Samuel Deleglise (LKB UPMC)
Patrice Bertet (SPEC/CEA Saclay)

Tutor:

ECTS credits: 3

Language of instruction:

Description:

Although quantum physics is primarily applied to microscopic systems such as atoms or particles, it can also describe the behavior of much more macroscopic, “man-made” systems such as electrical circuits or mechanical oscillators. Once considered exclusively a subject of fundamental research, these artificial quantum systems are now also regarded as being among the most promising for quantum technologies, and in particular quantum-enhanced computing and sensing. The goal of these lectures is to give an introduction to their physics and applications

Electrical circuits
• Josephson junctions and Josephson quantum bits or qubits
• Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics : Josephson qubits and microwave resonators in strong coupling
• Josephson Parametric Amplifiers for measurements at the quantum limit
• Quantum computing with Josephson qubits
• Quantum sensing with Josephson circuits: applications in magnetic resonance

Mechanical resonators and Optomechanics
• Vibration modes in continuous media and microresonators
• Noise in physics experiments. Thermal noise
• Quantum sidebands. Quantum-limited position sensing
• Hamiltonian approach to optomechanics
• Quantum effects in optomechanics

Quick links

Next student seminar :
Access to the program

Here you can find information about your internships:
Experimental Internship - Undergraduate program
Master ICFP first year Internship

News : ICFP Research seminars
November 15 - 19, 2021 :

All information about the program

Contact us - Student support and Graduate School office :
Tél : 01 44 32 35 60
enseignement@phys.ens.fr