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Energy requirements for quantum computation

Paper Abstract

A lower bound on the amount of energy needed to carry out an elementary logical operation on a qubit system, with a given accuracy and in a given time, has been recently postulated. This paper is an attempt to formalize this bound and explore the conditions under which it may be expected to hold. For a specific, important case (namely, when the control system is a quantized electromagnetic field) it is shown how one can extend this result to a generally stronger constraint on the minimum energy density required, per pulse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2003
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5115, Noise and Information in Nanoelectronics, Sensors, and Standards, (8 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.488787
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Julio Gea-Banacloche, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5115:
Noise and Information in Nanoelectronics, Sensors, and Standards
Laszlo B. Kish; Frederick Green; Giuseppe Iannaccone; John R. Vig, Editor(s)

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