The Quantum Pontiff

We Belong Together, Adiabatically

A paper dance today! Yes, indeed, it’s another slow dance (scirate, arXiv:0912.2098):

Adiabatic Cluster State Quantum Computing
Authors: Dave Bacon, Steven T. Flammia

Abstract: Models of quantum computation are important because they change the physical requirements for achieving universal quantum computation (QC). For example, one-way QC requires the preparation of an entangled “cluster” state followed by adaptive measurement on this state, a set of requirements which is different from the standard quantum circuit model. Here we introduce a model based on one-way QC but without measurements (except for the final readout), instead using adiabatic deformation of a Hamiltonian whose initial ground state is the cluster state. This opens the possibility to use the copious results from one-way QC to build more feasible adiabatic schemes.


  1. #1 Suz G
    December 14, 2009

    Yey, bedtime reading! 🙂

  2. #2 Geordie
    December 14, 2009

    So… do you want us to try to build this thing? What would you do with it (ie if you had to pick a specific algorithm to run what would you pick)?

  3. #3 Dave Bacon
    December 15, 2009

    Like all theorists, of course I want to build it! ..but sadly I will probably just stand by as experimentalists ignore me 🙁

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