Classical analog of quantum search

Lov K. Grover, Anirvan M. Sengupta

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An attempt is made to illustrate that a quantum search algorithm works in a classical system. In particular, an elementary argument is given as to why the algorithm needs √N cycles to identify the different oscillator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number032319
Pages (from-to)032319/1-032319/5
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number3 A
StatePublished - Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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