Special Issue "Quantum Walks and Related Issues"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2019.
Prof. Dr. Gregg Jaeger
Quantum Communication and Measurement Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Division of Natural Science and Mathematics, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
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Interests: quantum information; foundations of quantum mechanics; quantum cryptography; quantum metrology; history and philosophy of science; quantum optics; stochastic processes; genetics
Dr. David S. Simon
1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stonehill College, Easton, MA 02357, USA
2 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Photonics Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Interests: quantum optics; quantum mechanics; quantum field theory; theoretical physics; optical engineering
Prof. Alexander V. Sergienko
Quantum walks have been systematically studied for over 20 years and display many distinct features that distinguish them from classical random walks. They have become of increasing interest over time due to their potential use in quantum information science, for example, in implementation of quantum algorithms and in conducting quantum simulations of other systems. In particular, multi-particle quantum walks have been shown to be capable of universal quantum computation.
Quantum walks have been implemented in many types of physical systems, ranging from nuclear magnetic resonance and trapped atoms to linear optics. Recent research has explored walks in higher dimensions, in complex networks, and with multiple walkers, including entangled walkers. Beyond walks in position space, quantum walks in more exotic variables such as optical orbital angular momentum have been implemented.
As quantum walks grow to touch on more areas of research, a fresh perspective on the current state of the field and of research in related areas is timely. The goal of this Special Issue is to provide a guide to the field and a sampling of recent developments. This issue covers all aspects of quantum walks and their applications with special emphasis on recent work on photonic walks.Prof. Gregg Jaeger
Dr. David S. Simon
Prof. Alexander Sergienko
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- quantum walks, photonic walks
- linear optical systems
- quantum information processing
- quantum simulation
- random walks
- quantum algorithms