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School of Engineering
ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA
Course unit
OPTICAL AND QUANTUM COMMUNICATIONS
INO2043946, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA
IN2371, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY [005PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination OPTICAL AND QUANTUM COMMUNICATIONS
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ROBERTO CORVAJA ING-INF/03

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
INO2043946 OPTICAL AND QUANTUM COMMUNICATIONS ROBERTO CORVAJA IN2371

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/03 Telecommunications 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/09/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 A.A. 2017/2018 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 CORVAJA ROBERTO (Presidente)
LAURENTI NICOLA (Membro Effettivo)
BADIA LEONARDO (Supplente)
BENVENUTO NEVIO (Supplente)
CALVAGNO GIANCARLO (Supplente)
ERSEGHE TOMASO (Supplente)
MILANI SIMONE (Supplente)
ROSSI MICHELE (Supplente)
TOMASIN STEFANO (Supplente)
ZANELLA ANDREA (Supplente)
ZANUTTIGH PIETRO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Digital communications
Target skills and knowledge: Analyze the performance and design the link in classical optical fibre communications. Understand the principles of quantum communications.
Examination methods: Written exam at the end of the course
Assessment criteria: 60% classical optical communications 40% quantum communications
Course unit contents: 1. Optical communication systems
2. Characteristics of the optical fibre
3. Impulses in the optical digital link
4. Poisson processes and shot noise characterization
5. Error probability
6. Optical amplification
7. Coherent optical transmission
8. Review of the principles of quantum mechanics
9. Operators and projectors, spectral decomposition
10. Quantum measurements and optimization of the measurements
11. Quantum decision theory and application to quantum communications
12. Coherent states
13. Quantum telecommunication systems
14. Applications of Q-TLC
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures
Additional notes about suggested reading: Additional material on the Moodle web-site
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • G. Cariolaro, C. De Angelis, N. Laurenti, Comunicazioni Ottiche. Padova: Cartoleria Portello, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Cariolaro, Comunicazioni quantistiche. Padova: Cartoleria Portello, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Cariolaro, Quantum Communications. --: Springer, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo