# Questions tagged [quantum-information]

Theoretical issues related to the quantum treatment of information

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### "Looking for help understanding a proof by Gossner (1998)."

Although there is no use of cryptographic protocols in Gossner (1998), the author refers to protocols of communication and he has a main result that I struggle to prove, because he does not use a ...
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### Is quantum annealing faster than simulated annealing/genetic/other state-of-the-art optimization algorithms?

There's the idea of quantum annealing being used to solve optimization problems in terms of a QUBO problem for D-Wave's quantum algorithm. I understand that the advantage of quantum annealing as ...
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### What are some "must-read" papers for someone getting into Quantum Cryptography?

I'm a graduate student that just finished a first course on quantum computation. I've also done a graduate-level course in (classical) cryptography. I'm interested in Quantum Cryptography and would ...
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### Oracle Construction for Grover's Algorithm

In Mike and Ike's "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information", Grover's algorithm is explained in great detail. However, in the book, and in all explanations I have found online for Grover's ...
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### Am I manipulating the content of states when I manipulate a superposition of indices?

I posted this question on quantumcomputing forum but I think maybe is more adequate to cstheory. I'm trying to understand something, I have been reading some papers about Grover's iterator, especially ...
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### Factoring as a decision problem

I've seen in multiple places stating that factoring is in BQP and referencing Shor's algorithm, but Shor's algorithm is not solving a decision problem. How can factoring be restated in a decision ...
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### Noisy channel coding theorem in quantum information

Why Shannon's noisy channel coding theorem can't be used for quantum communication applications? Schumacher proved the first Noiseless theorem and there are quantum error correction mechanisms out ...
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### Survey on Quantum error correction

Are there any standard recent survey articles on quantum error correction (and may be including fault Tolerant computing)? The most standard ones that many people refer to are this and this. Both of ...
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### Gate definitions for quantum random access codes

I would like to know how the gates are defined in quantum random access codes? Consider the $2 \to 1$ code described in Lemma 3.1 of this paper. The section defines the encoding and decoding circuits. ...
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### Is there any connection between the diamond norm and the distance of the associated states?

In quantum information theory, the distance between two quantum channels is often measured using the diamond norm. There are also a number of ways to measure distance between two quantum states, such ...
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### Is there an analogue of QMA where Merlin gives Arthur unitaries rather than states?

$\def\braket#1#2{\langle#1|#2\rangle}\def\bra#1{\langle#1|}\def\ket#1{|#1\rangle}$Is there an analogue to $\mathsf{QMA}$ where Merlin provides to Arthur single-use access to a unitary operator $U$? By ...
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### Proof that Entanglement Cannot Increase the Capacity of a Noiseless Classical Channel

I am aware that quantum entanglement cannot increase the asymptotic capacity of a noiseless classical channel. However, can anyone provide some type of reference in the literature that contains a ...
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### In quantum money schemes, how is the list of serial numbers provided?

Public key quantum currency generally includes $k$ pairs ($S_\psi,\vert \psi\rangle)$ of classical information (bits) $S_\psi$ and quantum information (qubits) $\vert \psi\rangle$. In many examples,...
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### Quantum Money where not even the Bank can counterfeit

The Quantum Money system proposed in "Quantum Copy-Protection and Quantum Money" has the following properties: The bank can produce bank notes in the form of quantum states. Anyone can verify that ...
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### Oracular separations between poly- and log-depth quantum circuits

The following problem appears in Aaronson's list Ten Semi-Grand Challenges for Quantum Computing Theory. Is $\mathsf{BQP}=\mathsf{BPP}^{\mathsf{BQNC}}$ In other words, can the "quantum" part of any ...
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### QPIP minimal client quantum capabilities

It is conjectured that classical (BPP) client blind quantum computing is implausible according to Aaronson et al: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/...
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### Hardness of ancilla free quantum circuit extraction from circuit with ancillas

Is there any known result regarding the hardness of the following problem: Given a quantum circuit with ancillae implementing a unitary, find a quantum circuit that does not use any ancillae that ...
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### Fast classical simulation of quantum algorithms

Are there examples of cases where the classical simulation of a quantum algorithm for a problem outperforms the best previously known classical algorithm for this problem? "Outperforms" doesn't have ...
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### Analytic solutions in semidefinite programming (SDP)

From my experience in the application of semidefinite programming (SDP) to quantum information, I have learnt that the solution to an SDP can sometimes be expressed as an analytic formula. For example,...
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### Quantum circuit simulation divergence in results

I'm learning about quantum computing in order to code a simulator. I tried the following circuit in Quirk And ran the same circuit using OPENQASM 2.0: Notice that the input is |11> in both cases, ...
Most of us are familiar with — or at least have heard of — the Shannon entropy of a random variable, $H(X) = -\mathbb{E} \bigl[ \log p(X)\bigr]$, and all the related information-theoretic ...