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Contact between laboratory instruments and equations of quantum mechanics
Author(s): John M. Myers; F. Hadi Madjid
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Paper Abstract

Ambiguity int he contact between laboratory instruments and equations of quantum mechanics is formulated in terms of responses of the instruments to commands transmitted to them by a Classical digital Process-control Computer (CPC); in this way instruments are distinguished from quantum- mechanical models (sets of equations) that specify what is desired of the instruments. Results include: (1) a formulation of quantum mechanics adapted to computer- controlled instruments; (2) a lower bound on the precision of unitary transforms required for quantum searching and a lower bound on sample size needed to show that instruments implement a desired model at that precision; (3) a lower bound on precision of timing required of a CPC in directing instruments; (4) a demonstration that guesswork is necessary in ratcheting up the precision of commands.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4047, Quantum Computing, (13 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391960
Show Author Affiliations
John M. Myers, Harvard Univ. (United States)
F. Hadi Madjid, Consultant (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4047:
Quantum Computing
Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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