Course Name: 

Quantum Cryptography (IT430)


B.Tech (AI)


Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-2) 4


Introduction to Quantum Computation: Quantum bits, Bloch sphere representation of a qubit, multiple qubits, XOR of Bit sequence, design of quantum circuits, Introduction to Cryptography, Cryptography with XOR, Shared Secret, Importance of Randomness, Breaking the Code, Comparison between classical and quantum information theory, Bell states, Quantum teleportation, Principles of Quantum Cryptography, Quantum key distribution, Single photons, EPR pairs, no cloning theorem. Quantum Algorithms, BB84 Protocol, Error Correction: Graph states and codes, Quantum error correction, fault- tolerant computation.


Nielsen M. A., Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Cambridge University Press.
Benenti G., Casati G. and Strini G., Principles of Quantum Computation and Information, Vol. II, Basic Concepts, Vol II: Basic Tools and Special Topics, World Scientific.
Pittenger A. O., An Introduction to Quantum Computing Algorithms
Bellac Michel Le, “A short introduction to quantum information and quantum computation”, Cambridge University Press, 2006
N. David Mermin, "Quantum Computer Science" ,Cambridge University Press, 2007.


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