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Geometry of Quantum Computation with Qutrits

Bin Li, Zuhuan Yu and Shao-Ming Fei


Determining the quantum circuit complexity of a unitary operation is an important problem in quantum computation. By using the mathematical techniques of Riemannian geometry, we investigate the efficient quantum circuits in quantum computation with $n$ qutrits. We show that the optimal quantum circuits are essentially equivalent to the shortest path between two points in a certain curved geometry of $SU(3^n)$. As an example, three-qutrit systems are investigated in detail.


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2013 Journal Open Access
Bin Li, Zu-Huan Yu and Shao-Ming Fei

Geometry of quantum computation with qutrits

In: Scientific reports, 3 (2013), p. 2594