Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics

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Quantum computer gate simulations

AC Dada


A new interactive simulator for Quantum Computation has been developed for simulation of the universal set of quantum gates and for construction of new gates of up to 3 qubits. The simulator also automatically generates an equivalent quantum circuit for any arbitrary unitary transformation on a qubit. Available quantum computer simulators attempt to emulate the various physical realisations of quantum computation, simulate existing quantum algorithms or are aimed at facilitating the development of new algorithms. However, because of the level of advancement and complexity of quantum computation algorithms, these simulators tend to be quite complex, at least from a novice's point of view. As a result of this, beginners are often at a loss when trying to interact with them. The simulator here proposed therefore is aimed at bridging the gap somewhat, making quantum computer simulation more accessible to novices in the field.

Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics Vol. 10 2006: pp. 433-446
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