Quantum Stochastic Walks

It took some time with the printing proofs, but finally, the paper has been published.

Quantum stochastic walks: A generalization of classical random walks and quantum walks

We introduce the quantum stochastic walk (QSW), which determines the evolution of a generalized quantum-mechanical walk on a graph that obeys a quantum stochastic equation of motion. Using an axiomatic approach, we specify the rules for all possible quantum, classical, and quantum-stochastic transitions from a vertex as defined by its connectivity. We show how the family of possible QSWs encompasses both the classical random walk (CRW) and the quantum walk (QW) as special cases but also includes more general probability distributions. As an example, we study the QSW on a line and the glued tree of depth three to observe the behavior of the QW-to-CRW transition.

Phys. Rev. A 81, 022323 (2010)

Previously: video abstract

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Author: minustwofish

I am a quantum physicist.

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