7 September 2011 The optical quantum computer: how big and how fast?
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 8163, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging IX; 81630R (2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892918
Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2011, San Diego, California, United States
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.
© (2011) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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 (7 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892918; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.892918


Quantum communications

Quantum computing

Single photon

Computer architecture


Error analysis

Back to Top