Quantum annealing in the transverse Ising model

@article{Kadowaki1998QuantumAI,
  title={Quantum annealing in the transverse Ising model},
  author={Tadashi Kadowaki and Hidetoshi Nishimori},
  journal={Physical Review E},
  year={1998},
  volume={58},
  pages={5355-5363}
}
We introduce quantum fluctuations into the simulated annealing process of optimization problems, aiming at faster convergence to the optimal state. Quantum fluctuations cause transitions between states and thus play the same role as thermal fluctuations in the conventional approach. The idea is tested by the transverse Ising model, in which the transverse field is a function of time similar to the temperature in the conventional method. The goal is to find the ground state of the diagonal part… 

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