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%T Semiclassical formulation of the Gottesman-Knill theorem and universal quantum computation.
%A Kocia, Lucas.; Huang, Yifei.; Love, Peter J.
%D 2018-02-06T10:36:22.563-05:00
%8 2018-02-06
%I Tufts University. Tisch Library.
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%X We give a path-integral formulation of the time evolution of qudits of odd dimension. This allows us to consider semiclassical evolution of discrete systems in terms of an expansion of the propagator in powers of. The largest power of required to describe the evolution is a traditional measure of classicality. We show that the action of the Clifford operators on stabilizer states can be fully described by a single contribution of a path integral truncated at order 0 and so are "classical," just like propagation of Gaussians under harmonic Hamiltonians in the continuous case. Such operations have no dependence on phase or quantum interference. Conversely, we show that supplementing the Clifford group with gates necessary for universal quantum computation results in a propagator consisting of a finite number of semiclassical path-integral contributions truncated at order 1, a number that nevertheless scales exponentially with the number of qudits. The same sum in continuous systems has an infinite number of terms at order 1. © 2017 American Physical Society.
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