Les activités de l'INTRIQ

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mai 13, 2020

When : Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Where : Polytechnique Montréal

Organizers :
     Pr Denis Seletskiy, Polytechnique Montréal
     Pr Louis Salvail, Université de Montréal

mai 12, 2020

When : Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Where : Polytechnique Montréal

Organizers : INTRIQ student committee

The event gives the opportunity for the INTRIQ community to collaborate and network with invited young researchers recently hired by private companies with activities in quantum information processing.

nov. 11, 2019

At Hotel Château Bromont

Organizers :
     Éva Dupont Ferrier, Université de Sherbrooke
     Dave Touchette, Université de Sherbrooke

90, rue Stanstead, Bromont QC J2L 1K6
Téléphone : 1 800 304 3433

Note : The INTRIQ Business meeting (reserved for members) will be held in room "Salle des cantons" on November 11th from 9h30 to 10h30

Meeting program

November 11th

10h30 - 10h55  Registration

10h55 - 11h00  Opening remarks (Salon A)

11h00 - 11h45  Pr Frédéric Dupuis, Université de Montréal
                         Purely quantum polar codes 

11h45 - 12h05  Marco David, Student, McGill University
                         QED. The Quest to Formally Verify Mathematics

12h05 - 13h30  Lunch  (Dining room - 4 Canards)

13h30 - 14h15  Dr Louis Gaudreau, National Research Council (NRC) - Ottawa
                         Entanglement distribution via coherent photon-to-spin conversion in semiconductor quantum dot circuits

14h15 - 14h45  Dr Joel Griesmar, Université de Sherbrooke
                         A mesoscopic spectrometer based on the Josephson effect

14h45 - 15h15  Coffee break  (Salon B)

15h15 - 15h45  Dr Stephane Virally, Polytechnique Montréal
                          Quantum optics in the time domain 

15h45 - 16h25  Industry & Startups in quantum technologies
                              Dr Félix Beaudoin, Les Technologies Nanoacademic Inc (www.nanoacademic.com)
                              Dr David  Roy-Guay, SB Quantum (www.sbquantum.com)
                              Pr David Poulin, Microsoft (0pen positions at Microsoft)

16h25 - 17h00  Equity, diversity & inclusion (minutes and photos of the workshop)

17h00 -             Poster session with refreshments (Salon B)

19h30 -             INTRIQ dinner (Knowlton room)


November 12th

  8h30 -  9h00  Pr Anne Broadbent, Université d'Ottawa
                          Quantum encryption with certified deletion

 9h00 - 10h00  Dr Tomas Jochym-O'Connor, IBM - Yorktown Heights, New York
                        Disjointness in stabilizer codes

10h00 - 10h30  Coffee break (Salon B)

10h30 - 11h30 Pr Signe Seidelin, Institut NEEL CNRS/UGA
                        Rare-Earth Doped Crystals for strain-coupled optomechanics

11h30 - 12h00  Dr Erika Janitz, McGill University
                         Cavity-Enhanced Photon Emission from a Single Germanium-Vacancy Center in a Diamond Membrane

12h00 - 13h30  Lunch  (Dining room - 4 Canards)

13h30 - 14h00  Pr Jérôme Bourassa, Cégep de Granby
                         Quantum illumination : exploiting quantum correlations when entanglement is lost

14h00 - 14h30  Dr Thomas Baker, Université de Sherbrooke
                          Modeling superconducting circuits with a tensor network

14h30 - 15h00  Dr Anirban Chowdhury, Université de Sherbrooke
                          Simulating thermal physics on quantum computers

15h00 - 15h30  Questions and answers

15h30 - 15h40  Closing remarks



sept. 9, 2012
Posté par : Marc Leclair

Meeting de INTRIQ (Septembre 2012)

Meeting de l'INTRIQ (10 - 11 septembre 2012)


Auberge Quilliams

572, Chemin Lakeside
Lac Brome
(Québec) J0E 1R0

Phone: 450.243.0404




Monday, September 10th

8h30 - Registration (Salle Jean-Paul Lemieux)
9h20 - 9h30 Opening remarks
9h30 - 10h00 Alexandre Blais (UdeS) Qubit frequency modulations in circuit QED: from gates to noise probe
10h00 - 10h30 Lilian Childress (McGill) The nitrogen-vacancy center: controlling quantum registers in diamond

10h30 - 11h00 Coffee break (Salle Suzor-Côté)
11h00 - 11h30 Michael Hilke (McGill) Double Quantum Dots as Qubits and Nuclear Spin Effects
11h30 - 12h00 Mark Wilde (McGill) The information-theoretic costs of simulating quantum measurements

12h00 - 13h45 Lunch (Dining room)

13h45 - 15h15 Rencontre INTRIQ
15h15 - 15h45 Coffee break (Salle Suzor-Côté)
15h45 - 16h45 Rump session: presentation of the posters
16h45 - 18h30 Poster Session with refreshments (Salle Suzor-Côté)

18h30 Dinner (Dining room)

20h00 Student meting (Jean-Paul Lemieux )

Tuesday, September 11th

7h00 - 8h30 Breakfast
8h30 - 9h00 Check out

9h00 - 9h30 Guillaume Gervais (McGill) The information-theoretic costs of simulating quantum measurements
9h30 - 10h00 Olivier Landon-Cardinal (UdeS) Adversarial noise defeats 2D self-correcting topological memories
10h00 - 10h30 Chen-Fu Chiang (UdeS) Quantum Phase Estimation with an Arbitrary Number of Qubits

10h30 - 11h00 Coffee break (Salle Suzor-Côté) and check-out
11h00 - 12h00 Propositions de projets INTRIQ à venir

12h00 - 13h45 Lunch (Dining room)
14h00 - 14h30 Andy Ferris (UdeS) Simulating many-body systems locally: Markov Entropy Decomposition
14h30 - 15h00 Philippe Lamontagne (UdeM) Property testing in a quantum world
15h00 - 15h30 Bertrand Reulet (UdeS) From electronic quantum noise to quantum optics
15h30 – Closing remarks and departure

Note : wiseman meeting from 16h to17h

Alexandre Blais
Département de Physique
Université de Sherbrooke

Qubit frequency modulations in circuit QED: from gates to noise probe
Coupling of superconducting qubits to quantized microwave fields stored in electrical circuits has opened new possibilities for quantum optics and quantum information processing in solid-state devices. With the steady improvements of the coherence time of superconducting qubits, and with the large qubit-field coupling that can be achieved, these on-chip realizations of cavity QED, also known as circuit QED, can reach new parameter regimes currently unexplored in traditional quantum optics. After a short introduction to circuit QED, I will propose a new approach, based on modulations of the qubit frequency, to realize two-qubit gates in circuit QED. I will also argue that the very same mechanism, when induced by environmental noise, can also lead to unwanted transitions in the qubit state and that this can be used as a new probe of dephasing noise at high frequencies. First experimental confirmations of these ideas will be presented.

Lilian Childress
Département de Physique
Université McGill

The nitrogen-vacancy center: controlling quantum registers in diamond
The electronic and nuclear spins associated with the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center in diamond constitute an exceptional solid state system for investigating quantum phenomena, combining long spin coherence times and fast manipulation with a robust optical interface. Such few-spin quantum registers have been envisioned as building blocks for quantum repeaters, cluster state computation, and distributed quantum computing. By adapting quantum optical techniques pioneered in atomic physics to a solid-state system with microfabricated collection optics, we demonstrate two key steps towards controlling and connecting spin-based quantum registers. We show that spin-selective optical transitions enable high fidelity preparation and projective measurement of both electronic and nuclear spin degrees of freedom. Moreover, we observe quantum interference of photons emitted by different NV centers, opening the door to quantum optical channels between NV-based registers.

Marc Wilde
Département de Physique
Université McGill

The information-theoretic costs of simulating quantum measurements
Winter's measurement compression theorem stands as one of the most penetrating insights of quantum information theory. In addition to making an original and profound statement about measurement in quantum theory, it also underlies several other general protocols used for entanglement distillation or local purity distillation. The theorem provides for an asymptotic decomposition of any quantum measurement into an "extrinsic" source of noise (classical noise in the measurement that does not convey information) and "intrinsic" quantum noise that can be due in part to the nonorthogonality of quantum states. This decomposition leads to an optimal protocol for having a sender simulate many independent instances of a quantum measurement and send the measurement outcomes to a receiver, using as little communication as possible. The protocol assumes that the parties have access to some amount of common randomness, which is a strictly weaker resource than classical communication.
In this paper, we provide a full review of Winter's measurement compression theorem. We then prove an extension of this theorem to the case in which the sender is not required to receive the outcomes of the simulated measurement. The total cost of common randomness and classical communication can be lower for such a "non-feedback" simulation, and we prove a single-letter converse theorem demonstrating optimality. We then review the Devetak-Winter theorem on classical data compression with quantum side information, providing new proofs of its achievability and converse parts. From there, we outline a new protocol that we call "measurement compression with quantum side information." Finally, we prove a single-letter theorem characterizing measurement compression with quantum side information when the sender is not required to obtain the measurement outcome. (This is joint work with Patrick Hayden, Francesco Buscemi, and Min-Hsiu Hsieh.)

Olivier Landon-Cardinal
Département de Physique
Université de Sherbrooke

Adversarial noise defeats 2D self-correcting topological memories
We put severe constraints on the existence of a self-correcting quantum memory made of a two-dimensional (2D) array of particles. Such a memory would passively protect the encoded information thanks to its dynamics at low temperature. To be robust to perturbation, candidates for such devices encode information in topological degrees of freedom, which are impervious to local errors on a short timescale. However, we show that, for any topologically ordered 2D quantum memory, thermal excitations can accumulate and corrupt the encoded information. We thus prove a no-go theorem, extending the known results to non-stabilizer codes.

Chen-Fu Chiang
Département de Physique
Université de Sherbrooke

Quantum Phase Estimation with an Arbitrary Number of Qubits
Due to the great difficulty in scalability, quantum computers are limited in the number of qubits during the early stages of the quantum computing regime. In addition to the required qubits for storing the corresponding eigenvector, suppose we have additional k qubits available. Given such a constraint k, we propose an approach for the phase estimation for an eigenphase of exactly n-bit precision. This approach adopts the standard recursive circuit for quantum Fourier transform (QFT) and adopts classical bits to implement such a task. Our algorithm has the complexity of O(n log k), instead of O(n^2) in the conventional QFT, in terms of the total invocation of rotation gates. We also compare with and analyze Kitaev's original approach (Hadamard test) for phase estimation.

Philippe Lamontage
Département d'informatique
Université de Montréal

Property testing in a quantum world
Property testing is the problem of deciding wether a black-box function roughly has a certain property or is far from having this property with as few queries as possible. A function is linear if f(x)+f(y)=f(x+y) and symmetric if it is invariant under permutation of its input bits.

Using standard techniques and some novel work, we improve and generalize the previously best known algorithms for testing both properties of linearity and symmetry, improving the query complexity from O(ε^(-2/3)) to O(ε^(-1/2)) for distance parameter 0<ε<1. This presentation (poster) will introduce the concepts underlying our new linearity testing algorithm.

Bertrand Reulet
Département de Physique
Université de Sherbrooke

Noise in condensed matter systems deals with current and voltage fluctuations caused by random motion of electrons. The quantum nature of these fluctuations appears when the frequency at which the fluctuations are measured is greater than temperature and bias voltage. In this regime, the electronic noise can be understood in terms of absorption or emission of photons by the sample. What are the statistical properties of the emitted photons ? An oscillating classical current radiates a coherent state of light. What are the quantum properties of the light emitted by a quantum conductor ?

We will address such questions and show some experimental approaches and results.

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