## Abstract

We offer an improved method for using a nuclear-magnetic-resonance quantum computer (NMRQC) to solve the Deutsch-Jozsa problem. Two known obstacles to the application of the NMRQC are an exponential diminishment of density-matrix elements with the number of bits, threatening weak signal levels; and the high cost of preparing a suitable starting state. A third obstacle is a heretofore unnoticed restriction on measurement operators available for use by a NMRQC. Variations on the function classes of the Deutsch-Jozsa problem are introduced, both to extend the range of problems advantageous for quantum computation and to escape all three obstacles to the use of a NMRQC. At the cost of an extra work bit and a polynomial increase in the number of gate operations required, the method solves the Deutsch-Jozsa problem while avoiding an exponential loss of the signal, preparation of a pseudopure state, and temporal averaging.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 032302 |

Pages (from-to) | 1-8 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Journal | Physical Review A |

Volume | 63 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 2001 |