6 September 2011 The optical quantum computer: how big and how fast?
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In this paper we provide a review of the perpetual optical topological quantum computer, a large scale quantum architecture utilising a single quantum component. We will examine the building block of this architecture, the photonic module, the original architecture design and a modified design which allows for the entire computer to be constructed solely from a single component. Given the extraordinary specificity of this design we can provide a pessimistic resource analysis, utilising deliberately bad circuit designs and arrangements to determine the size and speed of a large scale factoring engine.
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Simon J. Devitt, Ashley M. Stephens, William J. Munro, Kae Nemoto, "The optical quantum computer: how big and how fast?", Proc. SPIE 8163, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging IX, 81630R (6 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892918; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.892918
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