Local unitary representations of the braid group and their applications to quantum computing

  title={Local unitary representations of the braid group and their applications to quantum computing},
  author={Colleen Delaney and Eric C. Rowell and Zhenghan Wang},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Algebra},
We provide an elementary introduction to topological quantum computation based on the Jones representation of the braid group. We first cover the Burau representation and Alexander polynomial. Then we discuss the Jones representation and Jones polynomial and their application to anyonic quantum computation. Finally we outline the approximation of the Jones polynomial and explicit localizations of braid group representations. 

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