EE4575 Electronics for quantum computation

Topics: Concepts of quantum computing with focus on practical implementation for a quantum computer
The realization of a useful quantum computer requires a large-scale circuit that computes while simultaneously fixing its inherent errors. Among fault-tolerant quantum error correcting schemes, the surface code is most promising, owing to its high error tolerance and two-dimensional architecture requiring only nearest-neighbor interactions between quantum bits. The required monitoring and control of quantum bits calls for fast classical logic. This course focuses on the development of hardware for the control of a number of qubits.

Study Goals

The course will be an introduction to quantum computing, covering error quantum correction, fault tolerance, and surface codes. Labs will focus on the simulation, detection, and correction of errors using field- programmable-gate-arrays (FPGAs). Students will get familiar with the concepts of quantum computing while practicing to interface to a quantum computer in real life.


prof.dr. Edoardo Charbon

VLSI design; quantum imaging sensors

Koen Bertels

Last modified: 2016-02-25


Credits: 5 EC
Period: 0/0/0/4
Contact: Edoardo Charbon