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Static Analysis of Quantum Programs via Gottesman Types

@article{Rand2021StaticAO,
  title={Static Analysis of Quantum Programs via Gottesman Types},
  author={Robert Rand and Aarthi Sundaram and Kartik Singhal and Brad Lackey},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2101.08939}
}
The Heisenberg representation of quantum operators provides a powerful technique for reasoning about quantum circuits, albeit those restricted to the common (non-universal) Clifford set H , S and CNOT . The Gottesman-Knill theorem showed that we can use this representation to efficiently simulate Clifford circuits. We show that Gottesman’s semantics for quantum programs can be treated as a type system, allowing us to efficiently characterize a common subset of quantum programs. We apply this… Expand

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