Braiding of non-Abelian anyons using pairwise interactions

  title={Braiding of non-Abelian anyons using pairwise interactions},
  author={Michele Burrello and Bernard van Heck and A. Akhmerov},
  journal={Physical Review A},
The common approach to topological quantum computation is to implement quantum gates by adiabatically moving non-Abelian anyons around each other. Here we present an alternative perspective based on the possibility of realizing the exchange (braiding) operators of anyons by adiabatically varying pairwise interactions between them rather than their positions. We analyze a system composed by four anyons whose couplings define a T-junction and we show that the braiding operator of two of them can… 

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