Requirement for quantum computation

Stephen D. Bartlett, Barry C. Sanders

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    We identify 'proper quantum computation' with computational processes that cannot be efficiently simulated on a classical computer. For optical quantum computation, we establish no-go theorems for classes of quantum optical experiments that cannot yield proper quantum computation, and we identify requirements for optical proper quantum computation that correspond to violations of assumptions underpinning the no-go theorems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2331-2340
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Modern Optics
    Issue number15-17
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


    • fibre optics
    • optics & optoelectronics
    • optics
    • optoelectronic effects
    • devices & systems
    • optoelectronics
    • theoretical physics


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