An efficient protocol of quantum walk in circuit QED

Research paper by Jia-Qi Zhou, Qi-Ping Su, Chui-Ping Yang

Indexed on: 27 Feb '19Published on: 27 Feb '19Published in: arXiv - Quantum Physics


Implementation of discrete-time quantum walk (DTQW) with superconducting qubits is difficult since on-chip superconducting qubits cannot hop between lattice sites. We propose an efficient protocol for the implementation of DTQW in circuit quantum electrodynamics (QED), in which only $N+1$ qutrits and $N$ assistant cavities are needed for an $N$-step DTQW. The operation of each DTQW step is very quick because only resonant processes are adopted. The numerical simulations show that high-similarity DTQW with the number of step up to $20$ is feasible with present-day circuit QED technique. This protocol can help to study properties and applications of large-step DTQW in experiments, which is important for the development of quantum computation and quantum simulation in circuit QED.