Driver Hamiltonians for constrained optimization in quantum annealing

  title={Driver Hamiltonians for constrained optimization in quantum annealing},
  author={Itay Hen and Marcelo S. Sarandy},
  journal={Physical Review A},
One of the current major challenges surrounding the use of quantum annealers for solving practical optimization problems is their inability to encode even moderately sized problems---the main reason for this being the rigid layout of their quantum bits as well as their sparse connectivity. In particular, the implementation of constraints has become a major bottleneck in the embedding of practical problems, because the latter is typically achieved by adding harmful penalty terms to the problem… 

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