Experimental BosonSampling in a Photonic Circuit

Matthew A. Broome*, Alessandro Fedrizzi, Saleh Rahimi-Keshari, Justin Dove, Scott Aaronson, Timothy C. Ralph, Andrew G. White

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The extended Church-Turing thesis posits that any computable function can be calculated efficiently by a probabilistic Turing machine. If this thesis held true, the global effort to quantum computers might ultimately be unnecessary. The thesis would however be strongly contradicted by a physical device that efficiently performs a task believed to be intractable for classical computers. BosonSampling-the sampling form a distribution of n photons undergoing some linear-optical procss-is a recently developed, and experimentally accessible example of such a task [1].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting Series
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-5059-4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting - Waikoloa, Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: 8 Jul 201310 Jul 2013


Conference2013 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI


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