Strange attractor simulated on a quantum computer
Laboratoire de Physique Quantique (UMR 5626 du CNRS) ,
Université Paul Sabatier, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 4, France
Corresponding author: a firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 29 October 2002
We show that dissipative classical dynamics converging to a strange attractor can be simulated on a quantum computer. Such quantum computations allow to investigate efficiently the small scale structure of strange attractors, yielding new information inaccessible to classical computers. This opens new possibilities for quantum simulations of various dissipative processes in nature.
PACS: 05.45.Df – Fractals / 05.45.Ac – Low-dimensional chaos / 03.67.Lx – Quantum computation
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2003