We present a data-processing scheme, a hybrid of existing cellular automata (CA) and gate array architectures, which is optimized for realization at the quantum scale. For classical computing, our CA-like external clocking avoids problems associated with existing ground-state relaxation schemes. For quantum computing, our architecture constitutes a paradigm whereby the algorithm is embedded in spatial, as opposed to temporal, structure; we discuss the consequences for algorithmic efficiency. Two potential physical realizations of the scheme are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics