A simulator for ensemble quantum computing

Jeffrey A. George, Michael E. Colvin, Viswanathan V Krishnan

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A quantum computer simulator based on the principles of ensemble quantum computing using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is presented. The first version of ensemble quantum computer simulator (enQC-lator) is based on density matrix description of the NMR and models the implementation of quantum computation in a NMR spectrometer. The simulator is designed to perform general purpose quantum computing and will be useful to evaluate quantum-computing codes prior to their actual implementation and to design new ones. The performance of the simulator is demonstrated in several logical operations and algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 15 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • NMR spectroscopy
  • Numerical integration
  • Quantum computer
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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