By Topic

Lower bounds for quantum communication complexity

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
H. Klauck ; CWI, Amsterdam, Netherlands

We prove new lower bounds for bounded error quantum communication complexity. Our methods are based on the Fourier transform of the considered functions. First we generalize a method for proving classical communication complexity lower bounds developed by R. Raz (1995) to the quantum case. Applying this method we give an exponential separation between bounded error quantum communication complexity and nondeterministic quantum communication complexity. We develop several other Fourier based lower bound methods, notably showing that √(s~(f)/log n) n, for the average sensitivity s~(f) of a function f, yields a lower bound on the bounded error quantum communication complexity of f (x∧y⊕yz), where x is a Boolean word held by Alice and y, z are Boolean words held by Bob. We then prove the first large lower bounds on the bounded error quantum communication complexity of functions, for which a polynomial quantum speedup is possible. For all the functions we investigate, only the previously applied general lower bound method based on discrepancy yields bounds that are O(log n).

Published in:

Foundations of Computer Science, 2001. Proceedings. 42nd IEEE Symposium on

Date of Conference:

8-11 Oct. 2001