Jyväskylä, Finland

Spin Qubits in Solid-state: Introduction, Implementation and Operation

when 12 August 2019 - 16 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC

Quantum computing and quantum sensing are fields where rapid development is expected to lead to real world applications in the very near future. One of the most promising platforms for creating these new technologies are spin states in the solid state. The course starts by introducing the basic concepts of spin physics (like Larmor precession, spin resonance, exchange oscillations etc.) and quantum bits (Pauli matrices, Bloch sphere representation, quantum gates…) and moves then to the single spin quantum devices and their operation (spin readout and initialization mechanisms, spin control, fidelity estimation and verification, 2-qubit systems, singlet-triplet states, two-qubit gates, multi-qubit systems, error detection and correction…). There will also be small numerical simulation tasks.

Course leader

Lecturers: Dr. Arne Laucht (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) and Juha Muhonen (University of Jyväskylä)
Coordinator: Juha Muhonen

Target group

Jyväskylä Summer School offers courses to advanced Master's students, graduate students, and post-docs from the field of Mathematics and Science and Information Technology.

Prerequisites: Some background in semiconductor- or quantum physics.

Course aim

Learning outcomes: After the course the participant should have a good understanding of different spin qubit platforms in the solid state, how they can be controlled and readout and what are the most important hurdles at the moment for future applications.

Fee info

EUR 0: Participation in the Summer School courses is free of charge, but students are responsible for covering their own meals, accommodation and travel costs as well as possible visa costs.


Jyväskylä Summer School is not able to grant Summer School students financial support.