# ECE 487 - Introduction to Quantum Electronics

**Term:** Fall 2018

**Course Objective:** The goal of this course is to introduce the basic theory of quantum mechanics
and its application in modern electronics and technology. Specifically, the course will apply the principles of
quantum mechanics to understand cutting-edge nanoelectronic devices and quantum computing frameworks.

**Time/Location:** T/R 9:35AM-10:50AM, 4070 ECE Building

**Instructor:** Dr. Eric Chitambar, (__Office:__ Coordinated Science Laboratory 358, __Email:__ echitamb@illinois.edu)

**Office Hours:** Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

**Course Website:** http://courses.engr.illinois.edu/ece487/fa2018

**Primary Textbook:** Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers by David A. B. Miller

Additional course material and discussion will be provided through the course piazza webpage.

**Grading:** The grading for the course breaks down as follows:
- Homework - 40%
- Midterm - 30%
- Final - 30%

Homework will be regularily assigned and posted on the course piazza website.

**Course Grader:** Dongyoung Kim (doyo909@gmail.com).

**Course Topics:**
- Schrodinger equation and principles of quantum mechanics
- Quantum mechanical tunneling
- Quantum spin and qubits
- Perturbation theory and field quantization
- Non-linear optics and entanglement generation
- Two-state lasers
- Quantum computing
- Quantum cryptography

** Course Outline (roughly following Miller's textbook):**
- Chapter 2: 3 lectures
- Chapter 3: 4 lectures
- Chapters 4-5: 3 lectures
- Chapter 6: 2 lectures
- Chapter 7: 2 lectures
- Midterm
- Chapters 9, 10, 12: 4 lectures
- Chapter 13: 2 lectures
- Chapter 15: 2 lectures
- Chapter 16: 1 lecture
- Chapter 17: 2 lectures
- Chapter 18: 3 lectures
- Final