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Quantum Cellular Automaton for Simulating Static Magnetic Fields

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1 Author(s)
Doi T. ; Ashikaga Inst. of Technol., Ashikaga, Japan

This paper proposes a new quantum cellular automaton (quantum CA) for simulating macroscopic electromagnetic fields. The final target is to simulate the macroscopic electromagnetic fields on a quantum computer. In the proposal approach, Maxwell's historical model, which was explained the nature of electromagnetic fields in 1861, has been modified for a quantum CA model to simulate the electromagnetic fields. Then, a state transition rule for CA is determined by a strategy based on the quantum mechanics and the quantum computation theories. One of originalities of the proposed approach is that a system using quantum gates is superstructed to simulate magneto-static fields from currents. First, a modified Maxwell model for applying to quantum CA was shown. Second, by using the quantum computation theory, a quantum gate system to simulate the magnetic fields from currents was described. Finally, the proposed approach was applied to an example of magnetostatic field simulation.

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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 5 )