Author Date

2022-3

Degree Name

BS

Department

Mathematics

College

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Defense Date

2022-03-10

Publication Date

2022-03-18

First Faculty Advisor

Dan Ventura

First Faculty Reader

Jean-Francois Van Huele

Honors Coordinator

Michael Griffin

Keywords

Quantum Computing, Emulator, Emulation, Simulator, Simulation, Quantum Emulator

Abstract

We implement a quantum computing emulator after the manner described by Häner et al. with the goal of temporal and spatial savings. The emulator is compared to the Intel Quantum Simulator to verify speedup and spatial savings over the simulator method. We also implement Shor's algorithm in the emulator and use it to solve a nontrivial factoring problem. This demonstrates that the emulator makes quantum computing more accessible on at least two accounts: it allows users to solve nontrivial problems quickly and it provides those looking to enter quantum computing with an accessible place to start. Finally, we outline future action and offer suggested resources for those interested in quantum computing emulation.

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