Quantum computing using single photons and the Zeno effect
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Citation of Original PublicationJ. D. Franson, B. C. Jacobs, and T. B. Pittman, Quantum computing using single photons and the Zeno effect, Phys. Rev. A 70 (06) 2302 (2004), doi: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.70.062302
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We show that the quantum Zeno effect can be used to suppress the failure events that would otherwise occur in a linear optics approach to quantum computing. From a practical viewpoint, that would allow the implementation of deterministic logic gates without the need for ancilla photons or high-efficiency detectors. We also show that the photons can behave as if they were fermions instead of bosons in the presence of a strong Zeno effect, which leads to an alternative paradigm for quantum computation.