Grover Walks on a Line with Absorbing Boundaries

Research paper by Kun Wang, Nan Wu, Parker Kuklinski, Ping Xu, Haixing Hu, Fangmin Song

Indexed on: 07 Apr '16Published on: 07 Apr '16Published in: Quantum Physics


In this paper, we study Grover walks on a line with one and two absorbing boundaries. In particular, we present some results for the absorbing probabilities both in a semi-finite and finite line. Analytical expressions for these absorbing probabilities are presented by using the combinatorial approach. These results are perfectly matched with numerical simulations. We show that the behavior of Grover walks on a line with absorbing boundaries is strikingly different from that of classical walks and that of Hadamard walks.