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Photon-spin interactions in condensed matter photonic systems: potential foundation for photonic quantum computing
Author(s): Steven P. Hotaling
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Paper Abstract

Photonic excitations of the electronic and nuclear spin system in a variety of photonic materials are proposed to serve as the foundation of a potential realization of a Photonic Quantum (mechanical) Computer (PQC). Quantum bits (q-bits) for this new class of computational architecture physically manifest themselves as spin states in the media. Spin interaction Hamiltonians are discussed corresponding to various spin interaction topologies. Quantum logics, algebras, and algorithms are discussed as potential PQC applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 1996
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2749, Photonic Component Engineering and Applications, (14 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243112
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Steven P. Hotaling, Rome Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2749:
Photonic Component Engineering and Applications
Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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