Incorporating Encoding into Quantum System Design

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When creating a quantum system whose natural dynamics provide useful computational operations, designers have two key tools at their disposal: the (constrained) choice of both the Hamiltonian and the the initial state of the system (an encoding). Typically, we fix the design, and utilise encodings \emph{post factum} to tolerate experimental imperfections. In this paper, we describe a vital insight that incorporates encoding into the design process, with radical consequences. This transforms the study of perfect state transfer from the unrealistic scenario of specifying the Hamiltonian of an entire system to the far more realistic situation of being given a Hamiltonian over which we had no choice in the design, and designing time control of just two parameters to still achieve perfect transfer.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPhysical Review A
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2024


  • quant-ph

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