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Creating and manipulating a Laughlin-type ν=1/3 fractional quantum Hall state on a quantum computer with linear depth circuits

  • Armin Rahmani
  • Kevin J. Sung
  • Harald Putterman
  • Pedram Roushan
  • Pouyan Ghaemi
  • Zhang Jiang
PRX Quantum, vol. 1 (2020), pp. 020309


Here we present an efficient quantum algorithm to generate an equivalent many-body state to Laughlin’s ν= 1/3 fractional quantum Hall state on a digitized quantum computer. Our algorithm only uses quantum gates acting on neighboring qubits in a quasi one-dimensional setting, and its circuit depth is linear in the number of qubits, i.e., the number of Landau levels in the second quantized picture. We identify correlation functions that serve as signatures of the Laughlin state and discuss how to obtain them on a quantum computer. We also discuss a generalization of the algorithm for creating quasiparticles in the Laughlin state. This paves the way for several important studies, including quantum simulation of non-equilibrium dynamics and braiding of quasiparticles in quantum Hall states.

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