Quantum search protocol for an atomic array Academic Article uri icon


  • Quantum computers can, in principle, exceed the speed of ordinary computers by taking advantage of quantum coherence and entanglement. It is possible to find a needle in a haystack of [Formula Presented] straws in only [Formula Presented] searches by utilizing coherent superposition states. In the present paper we show how modern quantum optics may provide a simple and practicable quantum search procedure, which may also yield insights into quantum search algorithms in general. 2001 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Scully, M. O., & Zubairy, M. S.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Scully, MO||Zubairy, MS

publication date

  • August 2001