Optically simulating a quantum associative memory

John C. Howell, John A. Yeazell, Dan Ventura

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This paper discusses the realization of a quantum associative memory using linear integrated optics. An associative memory produces a full pattern of bits when presented with only a partial pattern. Quantum computers have the potential to store large numbers of patterns and hence have the ability to far surpass any classical neural-network realization of an associative memory. In this work two three-qubit associative memories will be discussed using linear integrated optics. In addition, corrupted, invented and degenerate memories are discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)6
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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