We show that the Clifford gates and stabilizer circuits in the quantum computing literature, which admit efficient classical simulation, are equivalent to affine signatures under a unitary condition. The latter is a known class of tractable functions under the Holant framework.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Theoretical Computer Science|
|Early online date||7 Jun 2018|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 7 Jun 2018|