Quantum Circuit Complexity

@inproceedings{Yao1993QuantumCC,
  title={Quantum Circuit Complexity},
  author={Andrew Chi-Chih Yao},
  booktitle={FOCS},
  year={1993}
}
  • A. Yao
  • Published in FOCS 3 November 1993
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
We propose a complexity model of quantum circuits analogous to the standard (acyclic) Boolean circuit model. It is shown that any function computable in polynomial time by a quantum Turing machine has a polynomial-size quantum circuit. This result also enables us to construct a universal quantum computer which can simulate, with a polynomial factor slowdown, a broader class of quantum machines than that considered by E. Bernstein and U. Vazirani (1993), thus answering an open question raised by… Expand
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