Linear optics simulations of the quantum baker's map

John C. Howell, John A. Yeazell

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The unitary evolution of linear optics can be used to model quantum computational networks. In this paper, a quantum simulation of a classically chaotic map “the baker's map” is developed using linear optics. Two different models are presented. The first model employs only 50-50 beam splitters and phase shifters to simulate universal 2-qubit gates of a quantum computer. The second model uses the discrete Fourier transform generated by symmetric N X N fiber couplers. If single photons are used as inputs for these linear optics models, the result is a physical realization of the quantum baker's map.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number012304
Pages (from-to)123041-123046
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes


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