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Title: Quantum annealing for the number-partitioning problem using a tunable spin glass of ions
Author: Graß, Tobias
Raventós, David
Juliá-Díaz, Bruno
Gogolin, Christian
Lewenstein, Maciej
Keywords: Ions
Teoria quàntica
Quantum theory
Issue Date: 27-May-2016
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Abstract: Exploiting quantum properties to outperform classical ways of information processing is an outstanding goal of modern physics. A promising route is quantum simulation, which aims at implementing relevant and computationally hard problems in controllable quantum systems. Here we demonstrate that in a trapped ion setup, with present day technology, it is possible to realize a spin model of the Mattis-type that exhibits spin glass phases. Our method produces the glassy behaviour without the need for any disorder potential, just by controlling the detuning of the spin-phonon coupling. Applying a transverse field, the system can be used to benchmark quantum annealing strategies which aim at reaching the ground state of the spin glass starting from the paramagnetic phase. In the vicinity of a phonon resonance, the problem maps onto number partitioning, and instances which are difficult to address classically can be implemented.
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It is part of: Nature Communications, 2016, num. 7
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ISSN: 2041-1723
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