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Why doesn't the no-cloning theorem make lasers impossible?

As I understand lasers, you start off with a few photons that are in an identical state, and other photons that are created later tend to have the same quantum numbers due to Einstein-Bose statistics. ...
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Second quantization with qubits

Is "second quantization" means system wich can contain variable, unknown, superposed and otherwise uncertain number of qubits? Can "second quantized" system contain 0.5% of 1 qubit and 95% of 2 ...
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Classically efficient universal quantum computation (P=BQP) with magic and bound states

$\text P$ vs $\text {BQP}$ is an open question. That is, "can systems which require a polynomial number of qubits in the size of an input be described with only a polynomial number of bits?" If the ...
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Why does the classical equivalent to a quantum computer take so many bits?

A quantum computer with 10 qubits is classically equivalent to $2^{10}$ bits. How is this equivalence worked out? I understand that a single qubit is a vector in a 2-dimensional hilbert space, whose ...
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Adiabatic quantum Hamiltonian of variable dimension

Is adiabatic quantum Hamiltonian of variable dimension possible? This is very hypothetical and I am afraid may not have enough merit to belong to this forum. I would still like to elaborate. Here is ...
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Help on applying a Hadamard gate and CNOT to two single q-bits

I am stuck on a few issues in this video. (Note: It is at the frame concerning this question.) In it, from what I understand (which could be wrong) we first apply the Hadamard gate to a qbit in the ...
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Quantum XOR: How do you generalize it?

Consider the classical XOR Gate: Given a 2 bit system: $G = [u_1, u_2]$ $$XOR(G) = (u_1 + u_2) \ mod \ 2$$ Is the following a good generalizaiton of a Quantum XOR Gate: Given a 2-qubit system: ...
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Quantum annealing computing

What is Quantum Annealing and quantum annealing computing and what are its advantages and disadvantages with respect to quantum circuit quantum computing/computers?
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Measuring Entangled Qubits

Suppose we have a pair of entangled qubits. $$ |\psi\rangle = \frac{1}{ \sqrt{2} } ( |00\rangle + |11\rangle ) $$ Now we give one qubit to Alice and other to Bob. Alice measure the her qubit to ...
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CNOT gate output with both inputs in superposition

What is the output of a CNOT gate if both inputs are in superposition? For example, what happens if: $\left|x\right>=\alpha_x\left|0\right>+\beta_x\left|1\right>$ and ...
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The role of state space composition in quantum computation

In a paper by Richard Josza and Noah Linden they argue that the way state spaces of composite systems are formed is a key aspect in the benefits of quantum computers. In (classical) phase space, two ...
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Hamiltonian reduction having constant of the motion

I have this $2^n*2^n$ matrix that represent the evolution of a system of $n$ spin. I know that I can have only one excited spin in my configuration a time. (eg: 0110 nor 0101 ar not permitted, but ...
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Ising spin vs Pauli spin matrices

Are Ising spins scalar or operators? I am not a condensed matter physicist hence having some confusion. I have learnt about Ising models from adiabatic quantum algorithm papers. For example this ...
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Do quantum computers manufactured by D-Wave Systems, Inc. work? [duplicate]

D-wave claims to have built 128 qbit quantum computers which are commercially available? What I don't understand is that have they really been able to do this given that the scientific community is ...
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how many qubit do we need to store “16”?

classical computers store information in bits which can either be 0 or 1, but in quantum computer the qubit can store 0 , 1 or a state that is the superposition of these two states so how this ...
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What is three-photon interference?

Whilst reading this paper on a quantum processor that performs a type of matrix computation, I came across the concept of 'three-photon interference'. A quick Google search shows that this process is ...
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Positivity in the Pauli/Bloch/coherence vector representation

Suppose $\rho$ is an $n$-qubit state and $\vec{x}$ is a vector of coefficients in the Pauli representation (also called the Bloch or coherence vector). That is $$ x_k = {\rm Tr}(\rho \sigma_k), $$ ...
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Creating matrix Hamiltonian for Feynman's CCNOT [closed]

I'm trying to read Quantum Mechanical Computer and to implement the CCNOT logical gate with Mathematica. Since i wish to use the SWITCH implementation of the CNOT [Fig.8] i've realized that i need to ...
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How are qubits better than classical bit?

WHAT I KNOW: classical computers store information in bits which can either be 0 or 1, but in quantum computer the qubit can store 0 , 1 or a state that is the superposition of these two states. Now ...
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Qubit projections

Given the qubit: $$\frac{|0\rangle+i|1\rangle}{\sqrt{2}}$$ What is the corresponding point on the extended complex plane and Bloch sphere? How to perform calculations and get the point representing ...
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I am interested in learning Quantum Computing what should I do? [closed]

I wish to learn about quantum computing which seems to be a topic of hot research and overall just intrigues me. I have a strong background in discrete mathematics and number theory. And am a pretty ...
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Is it ever necessary to extend an analysis of Grover's algorithm beyond $k/N = 1/2$?

Is it ever necessary to extend an analysis of Grover's algorithm beyond $k/N = 1/2$, where $k$ is the number of "hits" in a total of $N$ possible values for $|\,x\rangle$? If we know $k$, and know ...
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Studying Feynman articles nowadays

I'm curious to know if it's useful to study Feynman article "Quantum Mechanical Computer" nowadays. I'm a computer scientist, and i don't know any of the literature in quantum computers. Since long ...
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Does quantum computing rely on particular interpretations of quantum mechanics?

It is my understanding that quantum computing relies on quantum superposition and entanglement to work--qbits must exist in all states simultaneously before giving a particular result when observed. ...
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2 following gates, inverse circuit

I have a circuit that has 4 wires and 2 following each other Toffoli gates. The first Toffoli gate occupies 3 wires from above, the following Toffoli gate occupies 3 wires from below. What will look ...
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2 following gates, permutation matrix

I have a circuit that has 4 wires and 2 following each other Toffoli gates. I have permutation matrix for each Toffoli gate (A and B). Do I have to multiply that 2 matrices to get the entire ...
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fixed input qubit state to an arbirary pure state using two variable rotations and one fixed rotation

It is a theorem that any arbitrary unitary transformation in SU(2) can be factored into the following form: $ O = U_X(\theta) U_Y(\phi) U_X(\delta) $ Where $U_X$ is a Bloch sphere rotation. I ...
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Entropy of a state subject to the action of a set of random unitaries

Suppose that we have a known set of unitaries $U_1,...,U_n$ randomly selected from the Haar measure and suppose that each unitary is applied with probability $\frac{1}{n}$ to some input state $\rho$ ...
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Basic questions in Majorana fermions

Why any fermion can be written as a combination of two Majorana fermions? Is there any physical meaning in it? Why Majorana fermion can be used for topological quantum computation?
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Quantum gate: Phase shift

I dont undestand how to apply a phase shift gate to a qubit. By example how to map $|\psi_0\rangle = \cos (30^\circ) |0\rangle + \sin (30^\circ) |1\rangle$ to $|\psi_1\rangle = \cos(-15^\circ) ...
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Hadamard gates and constructing them

Can anyone explain the process required to make a Hadamard gate that acts on 1st, 2nd and 3rd qbits? For Hgates acting on the first qubit i realise the matrix is $H=\begin{pmatrix} ...
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Scaling of quantum error correction

I'm having a question regarding quantum error correction. Using a large number of imperfect (but already very good) quantum gates, it is in theory possible to build an equivalent, error-corrected ...
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Quantum computers: are they possible or impossible?

I know quantum computers are very complicated and my question is is there any way in "Principle" to create one? Are there already quantum computers being created?
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How to apply a Hadamard gate?

How to apply a Hadamard gate to 3 qubits? by example how to apply $H$ to $(1/\sqrt{2})(\left|000\right> + \left|111\right>)$?
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Help on controlled quantum gates?

Obviusly a controlled-not gate is possible, is a not-controlled gate possible? I need a gate to flip the first qbit and leave the second unchanged, but in literature I have never seen such a gate. ...
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Quantum Teleportation Fidelity

I understand that quantum teleportation fidelity is the overlap of the initial quantum state with the teleported quantum state. If the teleportation is perfect, then the fidelity would equal 1 or 100% ...
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Reversible gates

Is it possible to make any gate reversible merely by retaining the input bits in the output and introducing ancilla bits as necessary? That is, given an irreversible gate with $k$ inputs and $l$ ...
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Computability of physics

As far as I understand a Universal Quantum Simulator can simulate any quantum system and thus anything that exists in the universe. Also, a quantum computer can implement such a quantum simulator. ...
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Constructing a Toffoli gate with 2-and 1-qubit gates?

I'm looking through Nielsen & Chuang's book on quantum computation and information and in part of it he says that any $C^2(U)$ gate can be constructed from two qubit and one qubit gates. I can't ...
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Quantum computing problem [closed]

Suppose that a qubit is in the state $|\varphi\rangle=a|0\rangle+\sqrt{1-a^2}|1\rangle$, where $a\in[-1,1]$. If we first perform a standard basis measurement on this qubit and then perform a ...
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Uneven Quantum Measurement

$\newcommand{\ket}[1]{\left| {#1} \right> }$ I have no academic background in physics, but I'm attempting to study quantum computation. I have read that a quantum system of two qubits is ...
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Finding all marked element by Grover search(not in superposition)

Quantum search enables square-sped up search for marked element. When there are multiple maked element, grover search provides only superposition of them. If I want to find all the marked elements, ...
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Quantum Computing Power Advantages

Currently, the world's fastest supercomputer runs at 17.59 Petaflops, which consumes 9 megawatts of electricity. A qubit-based quantum computer has the potential to operate much more quickly for some ...
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Non-destructive measurement of qbits

Yale news "New qubit control bodes well for future of quantum computing" (Original paper) says: "The Yale physicists successfully devised a new, non-destructive measurement system for observing, ...
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Controlled-measurement of a quantum register

Given a state vector $\left[\alpha,\beta,\gamma,\delta\right]$ which is not known a priori, does there exist an operation, which I will call "controlled-measurement", which results in the ensemble ...
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If quantum computation is reversible, what is the point of Grover's search algorithm?

Wikipedia et al say the following about Grover's algorithm: Although the purpose of Grover's algorithm is usually described as “searching a database”, it may be more accurate to describe it as ...
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If the ground states of interacting QFTs are so complicated, how did Nature find them?

My question was inspired by trying to understand the paper Quantum Algorithms for Quantum Field Theories, by Jordan, Lee, and Preskill. The main result of that paper is that scattering experiments in ...
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Qubit, one or two complex numbers?

I'm currently reading up on quantum computing and it seems like I have found some contradiction about how to represent qubits. It is often stated that a qubit is represented as $a|0\rangle + ...
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NOT Universal Operator and Computational basis

This is the relationship between density operator and Bloch vector: $$\rho= \frac{1}{2}({\bf{\hat{1}}}+{\bf{b}}.\boldsymbol{\hat{\sigma}})$$ We define the NOT Universal Operator in the following way: ...
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How is a Qubit in two states under Superposition?

I have read a little about Quantum computing. From what I understand, Quantum Superposition is when a qubit is in a state $\alpha|0\rangle$ + $\beta|1\rangle$, where $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are ...