Small scale quantum algorithms

Travaglione, Benjamin Christopher (2002). Small scale quantum algorithms PhD Thesis, School of Physical Sciences, The University of Queensland.

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Author Travaglione, Benjamin Christopher
Thesis Title Small scale quantum algorithms
School, Centre or Institute School of Physical Sciences
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2002-01-01
Thesis type PhD Thesis
Supervisor Milburn, G. J.
Nielsen, M. A.
Total pages 97
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subjects L
240201 Theoretical Physics
780102 Physical sciences
Abstract/Summary It appears, in principle, that the laws of quantum mechanics allow a quantum computer to solve certain mathematical problems more rapidly than can be done using a classical computer. However, in order to build such a quantum computer, a number of technological problems need to be overcome. A stepping stone to this goal is the implementation of relatively simple quantum algorithms using current experimental techniques. The research work presented in this thesis consists of several theoretical studies exploring small scale quantum algorithms and methods of implementing them. Included in this thesis are an investigation of a small scale version of the phase estimation algorithm, methods of implementing the quantum random walk, a discussion of protecting quantum information by encoding it in an oscillator, and a look at the power of a quantum computer with a restricted number of qubits.

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