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Questions tagged [continuous-variable]

Continuous-variable quantum computing is a type of quantum computing that makes use of physical observables, like the strength of an electromagnetic field, whose numerical values belong to continuous intervals.

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Quantum teleportation over continuous variables?

I came across this circuit diagram for CV quantum state teleportation: Source: Xanadu Strawberry Fields: Docs / Quantum algorithms / State teleportation It was accompanied by a brief ...
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Does a Wigner function uniquely determine a quantum state?

We know that the Wigner function of a Gaussian quantum state is (up to a constant) a Gaussian distribution. The first moment and the covariance of this distribution uniquely specify a quantum state. ...
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What is continuous quantum register and how it relates to qubits?

I would like to understand what is a continuous quantum register. I know the direct definition is a quantum register that stores a real number defined by an observable with a spectrum consisting of $\...
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Are qubits preferred over qumode, and if so, why?

Qubit and qumode are different forms of quantum computation. But most existing quantum computers/chips seems to be of discrete variables. I heard that a group chose qubit for a quantum optical ...
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Matrix representation of continuous-variable gates

In the introduction to continuous-variable quantum computing by Strawberry Fields (Xanadu), it lists the primary CV gates (rotation, displacement, squeezing, beamsplitter, cubic phase) along with ...
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Is “probabilitistic,universal, fault tolerant quantum computation” possible with continuous values?

It seems to be a widely held belief within the scientific community that it is possible to do "universal, fault-tolerant" quantum computation using optical means by following what is called "linear ...
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How are gates implemented in a continuous-variable quantum computer?

I've mostly worked with superconducting quantum computers I am not really familiar with the experimental details of photonic quantum computers that use photons to create continuous-variable cluster ...