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Development of an Interactive Tutorial on Quantum Key Distribution
written by Seth DeVore and Chandralekha Singh
We describe the development of a Quantum Interactive Learning Tutorial (QuILT) on quantum key distribution, a context which involves a practical application of quantum mechanics. The QuILT helps upper-level undergraduate students learn quantum mechanics using a simple two state system and was developed based upon the findings of cognitive research and physics education research. One protocol used in the QuILT involves generating a random shared key over a public channel for encrypting and decrypting information using single photons with non-orthogonal polarization states, and another protocol makes use of two entangled spin-½ particles. The QuILT uses a guided approach and focuses on helping students build links between the formalism and conceptual aspects of quantum physics without compromising the technical content. We also discuss findings from a preliminary in-class evaluation.
Physics Education Research Conference 2014
Part of the PER Conference series
Minneapolis, MN: July 30-31, 2014
Pages 59-62
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Instructional Material Design
= Tutorial
Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
- Learning Theory
= Representations
Quantum Physics
- Entanglement and Quantum Information
- Foundations and Measurements
= Probability and Interference
- Spin and Finite Dimensional Systems
= Two-Level System
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1119/perc.2014.pr.011
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0968891
1202909
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01.40.Fk
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Keywords:
PERC 2014, quantum key distribution, quantum mechanics, two state system
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S. DeVore and C. Singh, Development of an Interactive Tutorial on Quantum Key Distribution, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13448&DocID=4047>.
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DeVore, S., & Singh, C. (2014, July 30-31). Development of an Interactive Tutorial on Quantum Key Distribution. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13448&DocID=4047
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DeVore, Seth, and Chandralekha Singh. "Development of an Interactive Tutorial on Quantum Key Distribution." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, July 30-31, 2014. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13448&DocID=4047 (accessed 24 October 2020).
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DeVore, Seth, and Chandralekha Singh. "Development of an Interactive Tutorial on Quantum Key Distribution." Physics Education Research Conference 2014. Minneapolis, MN: 2014. 59-62 of PER Conference. 24 Oct. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13448&DocID=4047>.
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