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Questions tagged [decoherence]

Quantum decoherence is the loss of quantum coherence. As long as there exists a definite phase relation between different states, the system is said to be coherent. This coherence is a fundamental property of quantum mechanics and is necessary for the functioning of quantum computers. (Wikipedia)

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Does self-induced collapse limit the size of a quantum computer?

This question is related to this question, but I'm specifically interested in self-induced collapse. Suppose that the size of a quantum system alone somehow leads to a projection of the state (a "...
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Measuring but not looking at the result

Once a state is measured, but we don't look at the result, is the state now written as a density matrix, that is, the probability that it could land on a measurement operator multiplied by the ...
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Is there a classical limit to quantum computing?

Why are quantum computers scalable? With the subjects of spontaneous collapse models and decoherence in mind, it seems to me that the scalability of quantum computers is something which is not only ...
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State of the art gate speeds and decoherence times

I am interested in the state of the art gate speeds and decoherence times for the qubit types I know are being pursued by companies presently: superconducting qubits, ion trap qubits, photonic qubits....
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Quantum Belief Propagation decoding

I have been reading about a family of quantum error correction codes called Quantum Turbo Codes, which are the quantum analog of the well-known classical Turbo codes. This codes were introduced in ...
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What is the difference between $\vert 0 \rangle + \vert 1 \rangle$ and $\vert 0 \rangle \langle 0 \vert + \vert 1 \rangle \langle 1 \vert$?

In a discussion with Jay Gambetta on the QISKit Slack channel, Jay told me that "T2 is the time that $\vert 0 \rangle + \vert 1 \rangle$ goes to $\vert 0 \rangle \langle 0 \vert + \vert 1 \rangle \...
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Does the quantum coherence in the FMO complex have any significance to quantum computing (on a biological substrate)?

The quantum effects of the FMO complex (photosynthetic light harvesting complex found in green sulfur bacteria) have been well studied as well as the quantum effects in other photosynthetic systems. ...
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What's the Difference between T2 and T2*?

$T_2$ generally refers to the measurement of the coherence of the qubit with respect to its dephasing (that's a rotation through the $|0\rangle$ - $|1\rangle$ axis of the Bloch sphere for those of us ...
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Only assuming the universe evolves according to a positive trace-preserving map, is there a proof that all subsystem evolution must be CPTP?

If we only assume that the wavefunction of the universe evolves according to $e^{-iHt}$, is there any proof that all subsystems of the universe (partial traces over parts of the universe) must evolve ...
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Passive improving of nanodiamond surfaces for NV centers?

Nitrogen-Vacancy centers (NVs) have astonishing quantum properties, which make them interesting as potential hardware both for quantum computing in particular and for quantum technologies in general. ...
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Quantum simulation of environment-assisted quantum walks in photosynthetic energy transfer

This question is related to Can the theory of quantum computation assist in the miniaturization of transistors? and Is Quantum Biocomputing ahead of us? About 10 years ago, several papers discussed ...
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What is the maximum separation between two entangled qubits that has been achieved experimentally?

Considering two entangled flying qubits, as far as I know, there is no physical limit for separating them without losing quantum information. See: Is there any theoretical limit to the distance at ...
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Decoherence of spin-entangled triplet-pair states in the solid state: local vs delocalized vibrations

The context: We are in the solid state. After a photon absortion by a system with a singlet ground state, the system undergoes the spin-conserving fission of one spin singlet exciton into two spin ...
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Can one interrogate black boxes for quantum coherence?

This question is based on a scenario that is partly hypothetical and partly based on the experimental features of molecule-based quantum devices, which often present a quantum evolution and have some ...
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How to store qubits while preserving Heisenberg's uncertainty principle?

I know that qubits are represented by quantum particles (for example photons) and that their state is given by one property (for example spin). My question is about the quantum memory: how are the ...
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Are qutrits more robust to decoherence?

A string of $n$ qutrits has a state-space spanned by the $3^n$ different states $\lvert x \rangle $ for strings $x \in \{0,1,2\}^n$ (or $x \in \{-1,0,+1\}^n$, equivalently), while $n $ qubits can ...
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How can quantum decoherence be managed?

I've stumbled myself upon this article on Wikipedia, which says: Decoherence can be viewed as the loss of information from a system into the environment (often modeled as a heat bath), since every ...