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Author Ambainis, Andris ♦ Schulman, Leonard J. ♦ Vazirani, Umesh
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2006
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Quantum Computation
Abstract Device initialization is a difficult challenge in some proposed realizations of quantum computers, and as such, must be treated as a computational resource. The degree of initialization can be quantified by $\textit{k},$ the number of clean qubits in the initial state of the register. In this article, we show that unless $\textit{m}∈\textit{O}(\textit{k}$ + log $\textit{n}),$ oblivious (gate-by-gate) simulation of an ideal $\textit{m}-qubit$ quantum circuit by an $\textit{n}-qubit$ circuit with $\textit{k}$ clean qubits is impossible. Effectively, this indicates that there is no avoiding physical initialization of a quantity of qubits proportional to that required by the best ideal quantum circuit.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-05-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 53
Issue Number 3
Page Count 25
Starting Page 507
Ending Page 531

Source: ACM Digital Library