Experimental Issues In Quantum Measurement

Lecturer:

Lectures:

Tuesdays 10-11, Kleiner Horsaal, Institut fur Experimentalphysik, University of Vienna

Prospectus
of Course,6.10.03

First lecture, 7.10.03

(an overview of fascinating experiments touching on the quantum
measurement problem)

Second lecture, 14.10.03

(an introduction to the mathematics of standard quantum measurement
theory)

Third lecture, 21.10.03

(von Neumann measurements, quantum erasers, EPR correlations)

Fourth lecture, 28.10.03

(dispersion cancellation, time measurement, some thoughts about optical phase)

Fifth lecture, 4.11.03

(interference as measurement -- quantum states of light, single-photon interference, BEC interference,...)

Sixth lecture, 11.11.03

(BECs, lasers, superselection rules and shared reference frames;
interaction-free measurements and Hardy's paradox)

Seventh lecture, 18.11.03

(Tunneling times and introduction to weak measurements)

Eight lecture, 25.11.03

(More on weak measurements -- quantum box problem, Hardy's Paradox, and the which-path debate)

Ninth lecture, 2.12.03

(State and process tomography on photons and trapped atoms)

Tenth (and penultimate) lecture, 9.12.03

(Conclusion of trapped-atom tomography, and Non-orthogonal state discrimination & POVMs)

Eleventh (and final) lecture, 16.12.03

(Final remarks: Bell state measurement, dense coding & teleportation,
quantum error correction, post-selected quantum logic)

Some additional
references to supplementary readings (scroll down when you get
to this link)

Some
old handouts on the postulates of quantum mechanics, Dirac notation, and
linear algebra background;

see also Physics 256 homepage
in general for handouts and links.

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