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Principles of Quantum Physics in 6G Course by Tonex


Principles of Quantum Physics in 6G is a technology training course that covers the basics of quantum physics and how evolving concepts in this field are likely to influence the development of 6G.

Participants will examine the benefits and challenges of coupling 6G with quantum computing.

Attendees will also examine why quantum physics may be essential to providing the “secret sauce” necessary for many of the advanced concepts expected with the development of 6G technology.

Additionally, attendants of this cutting-edge course will learn the differences between traditional and quantum computing and how these differences benefit 6G.

Coupled with rapid terahertz (THz) waves, quantum physics may play an essential role in the transition from 5G to 6G technology, paving the way for smart systems and advanced computing.

The field of quantum communication has also been picking up steam in recent years and is likely to contribute substantially toward two of the essential criteria of 6G:

  • Enhancing data security
  • Enhancing reliability

Although it is too early to clearly identify what 6G systems will look like or how they will be designed, it is certain that 6G systems will support novel use cases with challenging key performance indicators (KPIs), which will be empowered by new enabling technologies and network architectures.

In parallel with the evolution of cellular systems from 5G toward 6G, quantum information technology (QIT) has been evolving rapidly in recent years in terms of quantum communications and quantum computing.

It is envisioned that QIT will enable and boost future 6G systems from both communication and computing perspectives. For example, secure quantum communications such as quantum key distribution can be leveraged to improve 6G security.

While much of quantum physics remains in the theoretical realm, IEEE has made if very clear that 5G will not meet all requirements of the future in 2030 and beyond and 6G wireless communication networks are expected to provide global coverage, enhanced spectral/energy/cost efficiency, better intelligence level and security, etc.

Consequently, according to IEEE, 6G networks will rely on new enabling technologies such as quantum computing technologies to meet these requirements.

All computers today, whether for industrial, commercial, personal or any other applications, depend on binary logic, where all numbers and states are represented by strings of 1s and 0s. Irrespective of how large or complex a computer is, it depends on transistor gates to implement this binary logic. Each gate is either OPEN for a 1 or CLOSED for 0; no other state is recognized.

A quantum computer is a computer that exploits quantum mechanical phenomena. At small scales, physical matter exhibits properties of both particles and waves, and quantum computing leverages this behavior using specialized hardware.

The quantum concept is valuable because it allows for more than just two states. It relates to interactions between particles at a tiny scale, so small that the rules of physics as we normally experience them no longer apply.

In quantum computing, the smallest unit of data is not the bit, but the qubit, based on something like the spin of a magnetic field. Like a bit, this can be set to one of two states – 0 or 1 – but unlike a bit, it is not as simple as just being on or off. Thanks to the quirks of the quantum level, a qubit can also be in any proportion of both states, called a superposition.

Who Should Attend

Principles of Quantum Physics in 6G Course is a 2-day course designed for:

  • Anyone involved in 6G product development
  • Anyone involved in 6G network analysis or planning
  • Anyone involved in 6G design or engineering
  • Professionals who want to upgrade their skills to 6G
  • Anyone else who want to learn latest telecom technologies and want to work for telecom mobile operator and vendors
  • Cybersecurity analysts and professionals working in both red and blue teams

Course Outline/Modules

Overview of 6G Technology

  • 5G-Advanced Evolution to 6G
  • 6G Applications and Services
  • Use cases for NTN in a 6G Ecosystem.
  • 6G Applications and Services
  • ubiquitous mobile ultra-broadband (uMUB)
  • ultra-high data density (uHDD)
  • ultra-high-speed-with-low-latency communications (uHSLLC)

6G Network Architecture

  • Evolution of 5G-Advanced to 6G
  • 6G O-RAN Fundamentals
  • 6G THz/Sub-THz
  • Visible Light Communications)
  • 6G RF and Optical Engineering
  • 6G THz and VLC Engineering
  • RedCap (Reduced Capability)
  • 6G Cloud & Edge Computing
  • Integration of 6G with WiFi 7 (802.11be)
  • Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) in 6G
  • NTN (Non-Terrestrial Networks)
  • RIS/RSS (Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface)
  • High altitude platform station (HAPS)
  • HAPS as an IMT BS (HIBS)
  • Key Fundamentals of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Machine Learning (ML) in 6G
  • 6G and Digital Twin (DT)
  • Real-time digital replica of real-world objects in 6G
  • Extended reality (XR), Immersive multimedia to industry 4.0 and beyond
  • Robotics and Autonomous driving
  • Metaverses
  • Field of Quantum Physics
  • 6G Data Security and Reliability
  • 6G uHSLLC Security and Reliability Requirements for Mission Critical Applications

Introduction to Quantum Physics

  • Quantization of Energy
  • The Photoelectric Effect
  • Photon Energies
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • The Structure of an Electromagnetic Wave
  • Quantum Laws
  • Wave Laws
  • The Wave Nature of Matter
  • Probability: The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
  • The Particle-Wave Duality Reviewed
  • Photon Momentum
  • Particle-Wave Duality
  • Light-Matter Duality
  • Particles, Waves and Rays
  • Absorption, Emission, Interference, Refraction and Reflection
  • The Challenges of Quantum Mechanics

Integration of Quantum Physics with 6G

  • Use cases with challenging key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • 6G standardization for Quantum Physics
  • Quantum information technology (QIT) in 6G
  • Quantum communications and 6G Systems
  • How Quantum Computing Will Transform 6G Cybersecurity
  • Quantum Computing based on Quantum Mechanics
  • What is quantum computing and why is it important for security?
  • Cryptography Basics
  • Symmetric cryptography
  • Public-key cryptography
  • Breaking Codes
  • Handling Public-Key Systems
  • Quantum-Resistant Cryptography
  • Why quantum mechanics will be key to 6G digital security
  • Bit vs. Quantum Equivalent Qubit
  • The Quantum Threat to Cybersecurity
  • Adapting Cybersecurity to Address 6G Threats
  • Post-quantum Cryptography (PQC) in 6G

6G Quantum Information Processing (QIP)

  • Quantum-based Secure 6G Communication Schemes
  • Quantum Authentication Protocols
  • Quantum Blockchain
  • Quantum Technology for AI/ML and Big Data Analytics
  • Quantum technology for secure IoT applications
  • Quantum Machine Learning for Secure 6G Communications
  • AI and Quantum-based Architectures, Frameworks, and Testbeds for 6G,
  • Intelligent Spectrum Management in 5G/5G-Advanced/6G using Quantum Technology
  • Reconfigurable Antennas and Devices for the 6G-enabled Quantum Applications

Principles of Quantum Communications

  • Quantum Communications 101
  • Quantum Key Distribution (QKD)
  • QKD to Secure Optical and Satellite Communications
  • Operational Challenges of QKD in 6G
  • Engineering Challenges of QKD in 6G

Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) and Quantum Physics Integration in 6G

  • Fundamentals of Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) in 6G
  • High altitude platform station (HAPS)
    HAPS as an IMT BS (HIBS)
  • Role of Drones, HAPS, and HIBS in 6G Deployments
  • Satellite Extension for 6G Security
  • Use of HIBS, HABS and GEO Satellites for Key Exchanges
  • Integration of NTN and Blockchain as a Distributed, Peer-to-peer Transaction Ledger for 6G


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