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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.TQC.2014.161
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Alagic, Gorjan ; Bapat, Aniruddha ; Jordan, Stephen

Classical Simulation of Yang-Baxter Gates

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A unitary operator that satisfies the constant Yang-Baxter equation immediately yields a unitary representation of the braid group B_n for every n >= 2. If we view such an operator as a quantum-computational gate, then topological braiding corresponds to a quantum circuit. A basic question is when such a representation affords universal quantum computation. In this work, we show how to classically simulate these circuits when the gate in question belongs to certain families of solutions to the Yang-Baxter equation. These include all of the qubit (i.e., d = 2) solutions, and some simple families that include solutions for arbitrary d >= 2. Our main tool is a probabilistic classical algorithm for efficient simulation of a more general class of quantum circuits. This algorithm may be of use outside the present setting.

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  author =	{Gorjan Alagic and Aniruddha Bapat and Stephen Jordan},
  title =	{{Classical Simulation of Yang-Baxter Gates}},
  booktitle =	{9th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC 2014)},
  pages =	{161--175},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-73-6},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2014},
  volume =	{27},
  editor =	{Steven T. Flammia and Aram W. Harrow},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-48143},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.TQC.2014.161},
  annote =	{Keywords: Quantum, Yang-Baxter, Braid, Anyon}

Keywords: Quantum, Yang-Baxter, Braid, Anyon
Collection: 9th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC 2014)
Issue Date: 2014
Date of publication: 11.12.2014

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