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From Discrete Time Quantum Walk to Continuous Time Quantum Walk in Limit Distribution

Research paper by Yutaka Shikano

Indexed on: 12 Jul '13Published on: 12 Jul '13Published in: Quantum Physics



Abstract

The discrete time quantum walk defined as a quantum-mechanical analogue of the discrete time random walk have recently been attracted from various and interdisciplinary fields. In this review, the weak limit theorem, that is, the asymptotic behavior, of the one-dimensional discrete time quantum walk is analytically shown. From the limit distribution of the discrete time quantum walk, the discrete time quantum walk can be taken as the quantum dynamical simulator of some physical systems.