Quantum Machines

  • János A. Bergou
  • Mark Hillery
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


If we are given quantum information in the form of qubits in a particular state, we have seen that we can process that information by sending the qubits through different sequences of gates. A particular collection of gates constitutes a quantum machine that manipulates the information encoded in the qubits in a particular way. A quantum machine can perform either a single task or, if it is programmable, a number of different tasks, the exact task depending on the program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • János A. Bergou
    • 1
  • Mark Hillery
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyHunter College City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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