Hands-on Quantum Technology in Sweden

​WACQT Graduate Course - Lab-Course Autumn 2021

Credit points: 6 hp (1,5 hp/lab)
Semester: Fall 2021


Purpose and aims: The aim of the course is to give the participating graduate students a hands-on experience of basic quantum technology experiments. By performing different experiments at the Swedish universities participating in WACQT, the students will also get an overview of the quantum technology research performed in Sweden and establish valuable contacts with colleagues working in the field.

After a completed course the students should have acquired 
  • basic knowledge about quantum technology research performed at Swedish universities.
  • detailed knowledge about four central quantum technology concepts.    
  • skills to perform, with some supervision, basic quantum technology experiments.  
Course description: The course consists of four experimental labs, including preparatory lectures and exercises. Each lab will be performed at a different university and last in total two to three days. The respective university, lab title, local lab responsible and dates are:

Quantum Information with Rare-Earth Ions
University: Lund.
Responsible: Stefan Kröll, Andreas Walther.
Date: 27-29 September

Quantum Algorithms and Quantum Key Distribution
University: Linköping.
Responsible: Jan Åke Larsson, Guilherme Xavier, Niklas Johansson.
Date: T​he plan is to begin in the morning of the 25th at a decent time (probably 10:00), so you don’t have to arrive the night before, and end on the second day not too late, so you can return on the 26th (only spending one night in Linköping).
Local webpage at: TBA
Local contact email:  Jan Åke Larsson, jan-ake.larsson@liu.se, Guilherme Xavier, guilherme.b.xavier@liu.se

Quantum Information with Photons and Atoms
University: KTH and SU
Responsible: Katia Gallo and Markus Hennrich.
Dates: 22-24 November
Local webpage at: TBA
Local contact email: gallo@kth.se

Quantum Information in Superconducting Circuits
University: Chalmers
Responsible: Jonas Bylander, Simone Gasparinetti
Dates:  7-9 December
Local webpage at: TBA

Forms of examination: 
  • ​Laboratory work, individually or in smaller groups
  • Written lab reports, individually or in pairs.


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