Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2018
Monday–Friday, March 5–9, 2018; Los Angeles, California
Session H39: New Frontiers in Quantum Algorithms
2:30 PM–5:30 PM,
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
LACC Room: 501B
Sponsoring Unit: DQI
Chair: Itay Hen, University of Southern California
Abstract: H39.00008 : Constant Time Adiabatic Preparation of the Laughlin State
4:42 PM–4:54 PM
(University of Leeds)
The Laughlin wavefunction describes the quantum Hall state at filling factor 1/3 and is an example of a strongly correlated topological phase with anyonic excitations. Such systems are of importance in quantum computing because they are protected by a gap to excited states and thus are robust to local noise. We show that the Laughlin state can be adiabatically connected to a product state by tuning a geometric degree of freedom of the system . Furthermore the gap along this pathway is a constant even in the thermodynamic limit indicating that the state can be prepared in constant time for arbitrary system size up to sub-polynomial factors. In particular, we design and optimize a digital quantum circuit that can be used to prepare the Laughlin state for 6 electrons on as few as 16 qubits, which is within the range of near-term quantum hardware . Techniques like this will be essential for digital quantum computers to aid in the understanding and application of many-body topologically ordered states.
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 T.E. O’Brien, B. Tarasinski, and L. DiCarlo, NPJ Quantum Information 3, 39 (2017).
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