Classical simulation of a topological quantum computer

  title={Classical simulation of a topological quantum computer},
  author={Bernard Field and Tapio P. Simula},
Topological quantum computers promise a fault tolerant means to perform quantum computation. Topological quantum computers use particles with exotic exchange statistics called non-Abelian anyons, and the simplest anyon model which allows for universal quantum computation by particle exchange or braiding alone is the Fibonacci anyon model. One classically hard problem that can be solved efficiently using quantum computation is finding the value of the Jones polynomial of knots at roots of unity… CONTINUE READING