Clifford Gates in the Holant Framework

Jin-Yi Cai, Heng Guo, Tyson Williams

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalTheoretical Computer Science
Early online date7 Jun 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Jun 2018


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