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The quantum computer condition: requirements for viable computation
Author(s): Gerald Gilbert; Michael Hamrick; F. Javier Thayer; Yaakov S. Weinstein
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we review the content of the Quantum Computer Condition, which is a rigorously specified criterion that provides a set of mathematical constraints that must be satisfied by a physical system if we intend to use that system as a quantum computing machine, and we discuss an important consequence of it known as the Quantum Computing No-Go Theorem, which establishes a bound for decoherence and dissipation beyond which quantum computation is not possible. In connection with this theorem, we explicitly calculate a universal critical damping value for fault-tolerant quantum computation. We also discuss a relevant class of time-dependent generalizations of the Lindblad equation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6244, Quantum Information and Computation IV, 624410 (12 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666049
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Gerald Gilbert, MITRE Corp. (United States)
Michael Hamrick, MITRE Corp. (United States)
F. Javier Thayer, MITRE Corp. (United States)
Yaakov S. Weinstein, MITRE Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6244:
Quantum Information and Computation IV
Eric J. Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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