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Spatial quantum search in a triangular network

  • G. ABAL (a1), R. DONANGELO (a1), M. FORETS (a1) and R. PORTUGAL (a2)

The spatial search problem consists of minimising the number of steps required to find a given site in a network, with the restriction that only an oracle query or a translation to a neighbouring site is allowed at each step. We propose a quantum algorithm for the spatial search problem on a triangular lattice with N sites and torus-like boundary conditions. The proposed algorithm is a special case of the general framework for abstract search proposed by Ambainis, Kempe and Rivosh (AKR) in Ambainis et al. (2005) and Tulsi in Tulsi (2008) applied to a triangular network. The AKR–Tulsi formalism was employed to show that the time complexity of the quantum search on the triangular lattice is .

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Mathematical Structures in Computer Science
  • ISSN: 0960-1295
  • EISSN: 1469-8072
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