Advanced Quantum Electronics


Lecture details

The summer semester is held as a digital semester. In principle, as agreed by the universities in North Rhine-Westphalia, all courses that can be offered remotely will take place online for the entire summer semester.

The lecture will be given by Dr. Pletyukhov.


Quantum dots and superconducting junctions are basic elements of circuits for quantum electronics and quantum-information processing. This course provides an overview of key approaches for their theoretical description. It includes the following topics: quantization of electric circuits (charge and phase collective variables, reactive elements, fluctuations, noise); dissipation by environment (dissipative elements, open quantum systems, Caldeira-Leggett model, master equations); quantum field theory of transmission lines (microwave photons, input-output formalism); nonlinear circuit elements (superconducting qubits); quantum theory of signal amplification.


The course is self-contained for students with a solid background in quantum mechanics, statistical physics, and basics of quantum theory of many-particle systems.

Time Room Start/Finish
Wed. 2.30pm - 5pm N/A 08.04.2020 - 15.07.2020
Wed. 11am - 2pm N/A 22.07.2020
Thurs. 10am -12pm N/A 20.08.2020