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Quantum communications

a graduate course taught at MIPT and MISiS, fall 2023

Lecture materials

Lecture 1 (introduction).
Lecture 2 (components of quantum-optical systems).
Lectures 3 and 4 were done on the blackboard.
Lecture 5 (measurements in quantum mechanics).
Lectures 6 and 7 (quantum key distribution).
Lectures 8–11 were done on the blackboard.
Lecture 12 (hacking attacks).
Lecture 13 (detector control attack), journal paper J.-G. Ren et al., “Ground-to-satellite quantum teleportation,” Nature 549, 70 (2017).
Lecture 14 (source distinguishability; certification), journal paper M. Lucamarini et al., “Overcoming the rate–distance limit of quantum key distribution without quantum repeaters,” Nature 557, 400 (2018).

Course program

Topics for written part of the exam
Topics for oral part of the exam


Vadim Makarov,
Roman Shakhovoy,
Denis Sych,

Archive materials from the previous years (2019–2022)