Decoherence and Programmable Quantum Computation

  title={Decoherence and Programmable Quantum Computation},
  author={Jeff P. Barnes and Warren Warren},
An examination of the concept of using classical degrees of freedom to drive the evolution of quantum computers is given. Specifically, when externally generated, coherent states of the electromagnetic field are used to drive transitions within the qubit system, a decoherence results due to the back reaction from the qubits onto the quantum field. We derive an expression for the decoherence rate for two cases, that of the single-qubit Walsh-Hadamard transform, and for an implementation of the… CONTINUE READING