ECE 487 - Introduction to Quantum Electronics

Term: Fall 2019

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 9:30AM-10:50AM, 4070 ECE Building

Instructor: Prof. Kejie Fang, (Office: MNTL2112, Email: kfang3@illinois.edu)

Office Hours: Thursday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Course Website: https://courses.grainger.illinois.edu/ece487/fa2019

Primary Textbook: Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers by David A. B. Miller
Lecture notes will be posted on the course website.

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 website.

Course Topics:

Schrodinger equation and principles of quantum mechanics
Quantum mechanical tunneling
Operators and uncertainty principle
Perturbation theory
Tight binding model and bandstructures
Quantum spin and qubits
Density matrix and field quantization
Basic quantum information

Course Outline (roughly following Miller's textbook):

Chapter 2: 4 lectures
Chapter 3: 3 lectures
Chapters 4-5: 4 lectures
Chapter 6: 2 lectures
Chapter 7: 2 lectures
Midterm
Chapter 8: 2 lectures
Chapters 9, 10, 12: 4 lectures
Chapter 13: 2 lectures
Chapter 14: 2 lectures
Chapter 15: 2 lectures
Chapter 18: 2 lectures
Final
 
Homework
HW1  Solutions
HW2  Solutions
HW3  Solutions
HW4  Solutions
HW5 
 
L1-12 notes example solutions
 
Midterm solutions
 
Lecture Notes
Lecture 1  Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4  Lecture 5
Lecture 6  Lecture 7
Lecture 8  Lecture 9
Lecture 10
Lecture 11  Lecture 12
Lecture 13 
Lecture 14 
Lecture 15  Lecture 16
Lecture 17  Lecture 18
Lecture 19  Lecture 20