Quantum computing using single photons and the Zeno effect

  title={Quantum computing using single photons and the Zeno effect},
  author={James D. Franson and Bryan C. Jacobs and Todd B. Pittman},
  journal={Physical Review A},
We show that the quantum Zeno effect can be used to suppress the failure events that would otherwise occur in a linear optics approach to quantum computing. From a practical viewpoint, that would allow the implementation of deterministic logic gates without the need for ancilla photons or high-efficiency detectors. We also show that the photons can behave as if they were fermions instead of bosons in the presence of a strong Zeno effect, which leads to an alternative paradigm for quantum… 
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