Adiabatic and time-independent universal computing on a 2D lattice with simple 2-qubit interactions

QuICS Special Seminar

Barbara Terhal (Aachen University)
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
CSS 3100A

We show how to perform universal Hamiltonian and adiabatic computing using a time-independent Hamiltonian on a 2D grid describing a system of hopping particles which string together and interact to perform the computation. In this construction, the movement of one particle is controlled by the presence or absence of other particles, an effective quantum field effect transistor that allows the construction of controlled-NOT and controlled-rotation gates. The construction translates into a model for universal quantum computation with time-independent 2-qubit ZZ and XX+YY interactions on an (almost) planar grid. The effective Hamiltonian is arrived at by a single use of first-order perturbation theory avoiding the use of perturbation gadgets. The dynamics and spectral properties of the effective Hamiltonian can be fully determined.
Reference: S. Lloyd and B.M. Terhal, New Journal of Physics Vol. 18 (2016).