Quantum Information in Solid State Devices

Docent Peter Samuelsson, Solid State Theory, Lund University

Friday, March 3'rd 2006

Lecture room F, Theoretical Physics, Sölvegatan 14A

Information processing based on fundamental principles of quantum mechanics has attracted large interest during the last decade. Quantum information processing in solid state devices are of particular interest, due to the prospect of scalability and integrability with conventional electronics. I will give an overview of the theoretical and experimental progress in the field and discuss possible implementations of the fundamental building blocks, the quantum bits, in superconducting and quantum dot systems. I will also present our recent proposal to generate, manipulate and detect orbital quantum bits in Quantum Hall systems.