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LO_v-Calculus: A Graphical Language for Linear Optical Quantum Circuits

Authors: Alexandre Clément, Nicolas Heurtel, Shane Mansfield, Simon Perdrix, and Benoît Valiron

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 241, 47th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2022)


Abstract
We introduce the LO_v-calculus, a graphical language for reasoning about linear optical quantum circuits with so-called vacuum state auxiliary inputs. We present the axiomatics of the language and prove its soundness and completeness: two LO_v-circuits represent the same quantum process if and only if one can be transformed into the other with the rules of the LO_v-calculus. We give a confluent and terminating rewrite system to rewrite any polarisation-preserving LO_v-circuit into a unique triangular normal form, inspired by the universal decomposition of Reck et al. (1994) for linear optical quantum circuits.

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Alexandre Clément, Nicolas Heurtel, Shane Mansfield, Simon Perdrix, and Benoît Valiron. LO_v-Calculus: A Graphical Language for Linear Optical Quantum Circuits. In 47th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2022). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 241, pp. 35:1-35:16, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2022)


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@InProceedings{clement_et_al:LIPIcs.MFCS.2022.35,
  author =	{Cl\'{e}ment, Alexandre and Heurtel, Nicolas and Mansfield, Shane and Perdrix, Simon and Valiron, Beno\^{i}t},
  title =	{{LO\underlinev-Calculus: A Graphical Language for Linear Optical Quantum Circuits}},
  booktitle =	{47th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2022)},
  pages =	{35:1--35:16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-256-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{241},
  editor =	{Szeider, Stefan and Ganian, Robert and Silva, Alexandra},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.MFCS.2022.35},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-168334},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.MFCS.2022.35},
  annote =	{Keywords: Quantum Computing, Graphical Language, Linear Optical Circuits, Linear Optical Quantum Computing, Completeness}
}
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Minimum Quantum Resources for Strong Non-Locality

Authors: Samson Abramsky, Rui Soares Barbosa, Giovanni Carù, Nadish de Silva, Kohei Kishida, and Shane Mansfield

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 73, 12th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC 2017)


Abstract
We analyse the minimum quantum resources needed to realise strong non-locality, as exemplified e.g. by the classical GHZ construction. It was already known that no two-qubit system, with any finite number of local measurements, can realise strong non-locality. For three-qubit systems, we show that strong non-locality can only be realised in the GHZ SLOCC class, and with equatorial measurements. However, we show that in this class there is an infinite family of states which are pairwise non LU-equivalent that realise strong non-locality with finitely many measurements. These states have decreasing entanglement between one qubit and the other two, necessitating an increasing number of local measurements on the latter.

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Samson Abramsky, Rui Soares Barbosa, Giovanni Carù, Nadish de Silva, Kohei Kishida, and Shane Mansfield. Minimum Quantum Resources for Strong Non-Locality. In 12th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC 2017). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 73, pp. 9:1-9:20, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)


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@InProceedings{abramsky_et_al:LIPIcs.TQC.2017.9,
  author =	{Abramsky, Samson and Barbosa, Rui Soares and Car\`{u}, Giovanni and de Silva, Nadish and Kishida, Kohei and Mansfield, Shane},
  title =	{{Minimum Quantum Resources for Strong Non-Locality}},
  booktitle =	{12th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC 2017)},
  pages =	{9:1--9:20},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-034-7},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{73},
  editor =	{Wilde, Mark M.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.TQC.2017.9},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-85822},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.TQC.2017.9},
  annote =	{Keywords: strong non-locality, maximal non-locality, quantum resources, three-qubit states}
}
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Contextuality, Cohomology and Paradox

Authors: Samson Abramsky, Rui Soares Barbosa, Kohei Kishida, Raymond Lal, and Shane Mansfield

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 41, 24th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2015)


Abstract
Contextuality is a key feature of quantum mechanics that provides an important non-classical resource for quantum information and computation. Abramsky and Brandenburger used sheaf theory to give a general treatment of contextuality in quantum theory [New Journal of Physics 13 (2011) 113036]. However, contextual phenomena are found in other fields as well, for example database theory. In this paper, we shall develop this unified view of contextuality. We provide two main contributions: firstly, we expose a remarkable connection between contexuality and logical paradoxes; secondly, we show that an important class of contextuality arguments has a topological origin. More specifically, we show that "All-vs-Nothing" proofs of contextuality are witnessed by cohomological obstructions.

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Samson Abramsky, Rui Soares Barbosa, Kohei Kishida, Raymond Lal, and Shane Mansfield. Contextuality, Cohomology and Paradox. In 24th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2015). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 41, pp. 211-228, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2015)


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@InProceedings{abramsky_et_al:LIPIcs.CSL.2015.211,
  author =	{Abramsky, Samson and Soares Barbosa, Rui and Kishida, Kohei and Lal, Raymond and Mansfield, Shane},
  title =	{{Contextuality, Cohomology and Paradox}},
  booktitle =	{24th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2015)},
  pages =	{211--228},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-90-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2015},
  volume =	{41},
  editor =	{Kreutzer, Stephan},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CSL.2015.211},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-54166},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CSL.2015.211},
  annote =	{Keywords: Quantum mechanics, contextuality, sheaf theory, cohomology, logical paradoxes}
}
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