Photonic quantum computing: Shor’s algorithm and the road to fault-tolerance

B. P. Lanyon, T. J. Weinhold, N. K. Langford, M. Barbieri, M. P. De Almeida, A. Gilchrist, D. F V James, A. G. White

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This work describes the implementation of a compiled version of Shor's algorithm in a photonic system by utilizing single photons and by employing the nonlinearity induced by measurement. This study also demonstrates the core processes, coherent control, and resultant entangled states that are required in a full-scale implementation of Shor's algorithm. Results show that the performance of quantum algorithm is not the same as the performance of the underlying quantum circuit, and stress the importance of developing techniques for characterising quantum algorithms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on lasers and electro-pptics/quantum electronics and laser science conference and photonic applications systems technologies 2008
Subtitle of host publicationtechnical digest
Place of PublicationSan Jose, CA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1557528594, 9781557528599
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on quantum electronics and laser science (2008) - San Jose, CA
Duration: 4 May 20089 May 2008


ConferenceConference on quantum electronics and laser science (2008)
CitySan Jose, CA


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