On the Problem of Programming Quantum Computers

Research paper by Hans De Raedt, Anthony Hams, Kristel Michielsen, Seiji Miyashita, Keiji Saito

Indexed on: 27 Sep '00Published on: 27 Sep '00Published in: Quantum Physics


We study effects of the physical realization of quantum computers on their logical operation. Through simulation of physical models of quantum computer hardware, we analyse the difficulties that are encountered in programming physical implementations of quantum computers. We discuss the origin of the instabilities of quantum algorithms and explore physical mechanisms to enlarge the region(s) of stable operation.