Quantum Optical Communication

A graph on a parabola with several probability distributions showing the different probability distributions for the quantum harmonic oscillator.

The ground state and first seven excited states of the quantum harmonic oscillator, as examined in Lectures 4 through 8. (Image in the public domain, courtesy of Allen McC. on Wikipedia.)


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Fall 2016



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6.453 Quantum Optical Communication is one of a collection of MIT classes that deals with aspects of an emerging field known as quantum information science. This course covers Quantum Optics, Single-Mode and Two-Mode Quantum Systems, Multi-Mode Quantum Systems, Nonlinear Optics, and Quantum System Theory.

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Jeffrey Shapiro. 6.453 Quantum Optical Communication. Fall 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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