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Applied Quantum Training Program


"Quantum Optics & Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) Training"

The program consists of theoretical and practical sessions about basic optics, quantum theory, and optoelectronics. Throughout the program, the applicants will have more time to try and get hands-on experience on basic quantum setups, quantum key distribution (QKD) and quantum sensing. For the theoretical sessions, many academicians and/or experienced people are invited to be the speakers, so that the highest quality of education is provided. The experimental sessions are conducted in the laboratory to realize first the topics/techniques then, to give the opportunity for the trainees to try and practice themselves under supervision.

Job and reference opportunities will be offered to those who successfully complete the program!

Who Can Participate in the Program?

Undergrad/Grad/PHD students and private sector employees can attend

What Can You Do When You Complete the Program?

- Basic Optics Elements and their practical use (applied)

- Fundamental concepts of Quantum Physics

- Laser Properties:

- Spectral Filtering: ECDL setup preparation (applied)

- Quantum Entanglement: building an entangled photon source (applied)

- Bell’s Theorem: violation of Bell’s inequality in CHSH variation (applied)

- QKD Protocols/Internet: key sifting, bir error correction, privacy amplification (applied)

- QKD Implementations: video transmission secured with quantum key using AES algorithm

- QKD around the World: a literature review + state of the art experiments/studies

- QKD Standards: ETSI, IEEE etc.

- Spontaneous Parametric Down Conversion (SPDC): building an SPDC source in the desired characteristics (applied)

Observation, Phase-matching, Coincidences, Ranging measurements (applied)

- Single Photon Detectors: working principles of SPADS, building an SPAD (applied)

- Engineering of SPDC (applied)

- Quantum Network (fiber vs free-space), CubeSat

- Entangled Photon Sources: miniaturization + nanosatellite compatibility features

- Single Photon Physics: coherent, thermal and quantum light

- Quantum Repeaters: literature review + state of the art

- Privacy Amplification, Encryption/Decryption (applied)

- Attacking QKD systems: timing jitter attack, RF fingerprint attack (applied)

NOTE: The points indicated as “applied” will be performed by the trainees multiple imes throughout the program.


Özyeğin University

Application deadline: November 1, 2022

** Participation in classes is mandatory.

Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

The participation fee for the program is 20.000 ₺, including VAT.

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Kadir Durak

Dr. Kadir Durak