Universal continuous variable quantum computation in the micromaser

Rob C. Wagner, Mark S. Everitt, Viv M. Kendon, Martin L. Jones

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We present universal continuous variable quantum computation (CVQC) in the micromaser. With a brief history as motivation we present the background theory and define universal CVQC. We then show how to generate a set of operations in the micromaser which can be used to achieve universal CVQC. It then follows that the micromaser is a potential architecture for CVQC but our proof is easily adaptable to other potential physical systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnconventional Computation
Subtitle of host publication9th International Conference, US 2010, Tokyo, Japan, June 21-25, 2010. Proceedings
EditorsCristian S. Calude, Masami Hagiya, Kenichi Morita, Grzegorz Rozenberg, Jon Timmis
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783642135231
ISBN (Print)9783642135224
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2010


  • background theory
  • continuous variables
  • micromasers
  • physical systems
  • quantum computation
  • computational linguistics
  • quantum computers
  • quantum theory


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