Quantum algorithms: an overview

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Abstract

Quantum computers are designed to outperform standard computers by running quantum algorithms. Areas in which quantum algorithms can be applied include cryptography, search and optimisation, simulation of quantum systems and solving large systems of linear equations. Here we briefly survey some known quantum algorithms, with an emphasis on a broad overview of their applications rather than their technical details. We include a discussion of recent developments and near-term applications of quantum algorithms.
Original languageEnglish
Article number15023
Number of pages8
Journalnpj Quantum Information
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Computer science
  • Quantum information

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