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Quantum simulator review
Author(s): Earl Bednar; Steven L. Drager
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Paper Abstract

Quantum information processing's objective is to utilize revolutionary computing capability based on harnessing the paradigm shift offered by quantum computing to solve classically hard and computationally challenging problems. Some of our computationally challenging problems of interest include: the capability for rapid image processing, rapid optimization of logistics, protecting information, secure distributed simulation, and massively parallel computation. Currently, one important problem with quantum information processing is that the implementation of quantum computers is difficult to realize due to poor scalability and great presence of errors. Therefore, we have supported the development of Quantum eXpress and QuIDD Pro, two quantum computer simulators running on classical computers for the development and testing of new quantum algorithms and processes. This paper examines the different methods used by these two quantum computing simulators. It reviews both simulators, highlighting each simulators background, interface, and special features. It also demonstrates the implementation of current quantum algorithms on each simulator. It concludes with summary comments on both simulators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6573, Quantum Information and Computation V, 65730I (25 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719758
Show Author Affiliations
Earl Bednar, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Steven L. Drager, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6573:
Quantum Information and Computation V
Eric J. Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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