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Title: Simulations of subatomic many-body physics on a quantum frequency processor

Abstract

Simulating complex many-body quantum phenomena is a major scientific impetus behind the development of quantum computing, and a range of technologies are being explored to address such systems. We present the results of the largest photonics-based simulation to date, applied in the context of subatomic physics. Using an all-optical quantum frequency processor, the ground-state energies of light nuclei including the triton ( 3H), 3He, and the alpha particle ( 4He) are computed. Complementing these calculations and utilizing a 68-dimensional Hilbert space, our photonic simulator is used to perform subnucleon calculations of the two- and three-body forces between heavy mesons in the Schwinger model. Furthermore, this work is a first step in simulating subatomic many-body physics on quantum frequency processors—augmenting classical computations that bridge scales from quarks to nuclei.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [3];  [4];  [5]; ORCiD logo [6]; ORCiD logo [7];  [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)
  2. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  4. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  5. Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Göteborg (Sweden)
  6. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  7. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) (SC-21)
OSTI Identifier:
1545230
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1546443
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; FG02-00ER41132; AC05-000R22725; DEFG02-96ER40963; SC0018223; ERKJ333; ERKJ335
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 100; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9926
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Lu, Hsuan -Hao, Klco, Natalie M., Lukens, Joseph M., Morris, Titus D., Bansal, Aaina, Ekström, Andreas, Hagen, Gaute, Papenbrock, Thomas F., Weiner, Andrew M., Savage, Martin J., and Lougovski, Pavel. Simulations of subatomic many-body physics on a quantum frequency processor. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.100.012320.
Lu, Hsuan -Hao, Klco, Natalie M., Lukens, Joseph M., Morris, Titus D., Bansal, Aaina, Ekström, Andreas, Hagen, Gaute, Papenbrock, Thomas F., Weiner, Andrew M., Savage, Martin J., & Lougovski, Pavel. Simulations of subatomic many-body physics on a quantum frequency processor. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.100.012320.
Lu, Hsuan -Hao, Klco, Natalie M., Lukens, Joseph M., Morris, Titus D., Bansal, Aaina, Ekström, Andreas, Hagen, Gaute, Papenbrock, Thomas F., Weiner, Andrew M., Savage, Martin J., and Lougovski, Pavel. Mon . "Simulations of subatomic many-body physics on a quantum frequency processor". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.100.012320.
@article{osti_1545230,
title = {Simulations of subatomic many-body physics on a quantum frequency processor},
author = {Lu, Hsuan -Hao and Klco, Natalie M. and Lukens, Joseph M. and Morris, Titus D. and Bansal, Aaina and Ekström, Andreas and Hagen, Gaute and Papenbrock, Thomas F. and Weiner, Andrew M. and Savage, Martin J. and Lougovski, Pavel},
abstractNote = {Simulating complex many-body quantum phenomena is a major scientific impetus behind the development of quantum computing, and a range of technologies are being explored to address such systems. We present the results of the largest photonics-based simulation to date, applied in the context of subatomic physics. Using an all-optical quantum frequency processor, the ground-state energies of light nuclei including the triton (3H), 3He, and the alpha particle (4He) are computed. Complementing these calculations and utilizing a 68-dimensional Hilbert space, our photonic simulator is used to perform subnucleon calculations of the two- and three-body forces between heavy mesons in the Schwinger model. Furthermore, this work is a first step in simulating subatomic many-body physics on quantum frequency processors—augmenting classical computations that bridge scales from quarks to nuclei.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.100.012320},
journal = {Physical Review A},
number = 1,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
}

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