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The optical quantum computer: how big and how fast?
Author(s): Simon J. Devitt; Ashley M. Stephens; William J. Munro; Kae Nemoto
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we provide a review of the perpetual optical topological quantum computer, a large scale quantum architecture utilising a single quantum component. We will examine the building block of this architecture, the photonic module, the original architecture design and a modified design which allows for the entire computer to be constructed solely from a single component. Given the extraordinary specificity of this design we can provide a pessimistic resource analysis, utilising deliberately bad circuit designs and arrangements to determine the size and speed of a large scale factoring engine.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 September 2011
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8163, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging IX, 81630R (6 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892918
Show Author Affiliations
Simon J. Devitt, National Institute of Informatics (Japan)
Ashley M. Stephens, National Institute of Informatics (Japan)
William J. Munro, NTT Basic Research Labs. (Japan)
Kae Nemoto, National Institute of Informatics (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8163:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging IX
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih; Keith S. Deacon, Editor(s)

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