Quantum chemistry on a quantum computer: First steps and prospects

B. P. Lanyon, J. D. Whitfield, G. G. Gillett, M. E. Goggin, M. P. Almeida, I. Kassal, Jacob Biamonte, M. Mohseni, B. J. Powell, M. Barbieri, A. Aspuru-Guzik, A. G. White

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Abstract

We use a photonic quantum computer to simulate the hydrogen molecule. This is the first experimental demonstration of efficient quantum chemistry, which promises to be a powerful new tool in biology, chemistry, and materials science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaser Science, LS 2009
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557528780
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
EventLaser Science, LS 2009 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2009Oct 15 2009

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherLaser Science, LS 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period10/11/0910/15/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Lanyon, B. P., Whitfield, J. D., Gillett, G. G., Goggin, M. E., Almeida, M. P., Kassal, I., Biamonte, J., Mohseni, M., Powell, B. J., Barbieri, M., Aspuru-Guzik, A., & White, A. G. (2009). Quantum chemistry on a quantum computer: First steps and prospects. In Laser Science, LS 2009 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America.