Cryptography, quantum computation and trapped ions

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The significance of quantum computation for cryptography is discussed. Following a brief survey of the requirements for quantum computational hardware, an overview of the ion trap quantum computation project at Los Alamos is presented. The physical limitations to quantum computation with trapped ions are analyzed and an assessment of the computational potential of the technology is made.

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Hughes, Richard J. March 1, 1998.

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The significance of quantum computation for cryptography is discussed. Following a brief survey of the requirements for quantum computational hardware, an overview of the ion trap quantum computation project at Los Alamos is presented. The physical limitations to quantum computation with trapped ions are analyzed and an assessment of the computational potential of the technology is made.

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  • Journal Name: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (London)

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  • Other: DE00003429
  • Report No.: LA-UR-97-4986
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.1098/rsta.1998.0253 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 3429
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc678418

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Hughes, Richard J. Cryptography, quantum computation and trapped ions, article, March 1, 1998; Los Alamos, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc678418/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.