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Biologically inspired path to quantum computer
Author(s): Vasily Ogryzko; Yuri Ozhigov
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Paper Abstract

We describe an approach to quantum computer inspired by the information processing at the molecular level in living cells. It is based on the separation of a small ensemble of qubits inside the living system (e.g., a bacterial cell), such that coherent quantum states of this ensemble remain practically unchanged for a long time. We use the notion of a quantum kernel to describe such an ensemble. Quantum kernel is not strictly connected with certain particles; it permanently exchanges atoms and molecules with the environment, which makes quantum kernel a virtual notion. There are many reasons to expect that the state of quantum kernel of a living system can be treated as the stationary state of some Hamiltonian. While the quantum kernel is responsible for the stability of dynamics at the time scale of cellular life, at the longer inter-generation time scale it can change, varying smoothly in the course of biological evolution. To the first level of approximation, quantum kernel can be described in the framework of qubit modification of Jaynes-Cummings-Hubbard model, in which the relaxation corresponds to the exchange of matter between quantum kernel and the rest of the cell and is represented as Lindblad super-operators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9440, International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Electronics 2014, 94401N (18 December 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2180581
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Vasily Ogryzko, INSERM, Institute Gustave Roussy (France)
Yuri Ozhigov, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9440:
International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Electronics 2014
Alexander A. Orlikovsky, Editor(s)

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