Faculty Advisor

Aravind, Padmanabhan K.

Abstract

This project investigates the discrete Wigner function for systems of qubits following Wootters's recent work. The general formalism is developed for n qubits and applied to systems of one and two qubits. Among the applications considered are: implementation of rotations and gates on 1- and 2-qubit systems and state reconstruction through quantum tomography. We discover that crossing two 1-qubit DWFs to form one 2-qubit DWF requires the use of different quantum nets. We also investigate reduction of the 2-qubit DWF.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2005

Major

Computer Science

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

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