# Study of Optimization Problems by Quantum Annealing

@article{Kadowaki2002StudyOO, title={Study of Optimization Problems by Quantum Annealing}, author={Tadashi Kadowaki}, journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics}, year={2002} }

We introduce quantum fluctuations into the simulated annealing process of optimization problems, aiming at faster convergence to the optimal state. The idea is tested by the two models, the transverse Ising model and the traveling salesman problem (TSP). Adding the transverse field to the Ising model is a simple way to introduce quantum fluctuations. The strength of the transverse field is controlled as a function of time similarly to the temperature in the conventional method. TSP can be…

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