30 August 2010 Hybrid information processing
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Quantum algorithms and computational models primarily focus on processing quantum states via qubit manipulations and measurements. While this allows for hardware independent algorithm development, it does not necessarily reflect the full capabilities of even imperfect physical implementations - which typically have access to additional degrees of freedom not routinely considered in quantum algorithm development. In analogy with electrical mixed-signal (analog and digital) processing, here we investigate the prospects of incorporating the strengths of the native physical platform into the quantum information processor. Although the treatment here will be limited to optical systems the general approach should apply to other physical systems as well.
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Bryan C. Jacobs, "Hybrid information processing", Proc. SPIE 7815, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging VIII, 78150U (30 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.861277; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.861277

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