Quantum phase estimation algorithm on a reconfigurable silicon photonic chip

Raffaele Santagati, Joshua W. Silverstone, Michael J. Strain, Marc Sorel, Shigehito Miki, Taro Yamashita, Mikio Fujiwara, Masahide Sasaki, Hirotaka Terai, Michael G. Tanner, Chandra M. Natarajan, Robert H. Hadfield, Jeremy L. O'Brien, Mark G. Thompson

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The phase estimation algorithm (PEA), is the key to many quantum algorithms, allowing us to use a quantum computer to efficiently find the eigenvalue of a unitary matrix, U. The PEA can be made iterative [1], such that we can find the sequence of bits xk which define the eigenvalue’s phase.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2015
PublisherOSA Publishing
ISBN (Print)9781467374750
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference 2015 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 21 Jun 201525 Jun 2015


ConferenceEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference 2015
Abbreviated titleEQEC 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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