Lively quantum walks on cycles

Research paper by Przemysław Sadowski, Jarosław Adam Miszczak, Mateusz Ostaszewski

Indexed on: 09 Dec '15Published on: 09 Dec '15Published in: Quantum Physics


We introduce a family of quantum walks on cycles parametrized by their liveliness, defined as the ability to execute a long-range move. We investigate the behavior of the probability distribution and time-averaged probability distribution. We show that the liveliness parameter has a direct impact on the periodicity of the limiting distribution. We also show that the introduced model provides a simple recipe for improving the efficiency of the network exploration.