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Authors: Artur Scherer, SiunChuon Mau, Benoît Valiron
An implementation of the quantum linear system algorithm. The algorithm finds the solution to a sparse system of linear equations Ax=b, with a scaling exponentially better than the best known classical algorithms. Here, A is an N × N sparse matrix, b an N × 1 vector of known values, and x is the solution.
Huge sparse linear systems are common in applied sciences and engineering, such as those resulting from solving partial differential equations by means of Finite Element Method (FEM).
The example analyzed in this program is the scattering of electromagnetic waves off a 2D metallic region, where the FEM allows to convert Maxwell’s equations into a sparse linear system.
The QLS algorithm is based on two main techniques:
 Quantum Phase Estimation, which uses the Quantum Fourier Transform and Hamiltonian Simulation, which makes frequent queries to the oracle for matrix A;
 Quantum Amplitude Estimation, based on Grover’s search technique.
The algorithm is described in:
 Aram W. Harrow, Avinatan Hassidim, Seth Lloyd. Quantum algorithm for solving linear systems of equations. Phys. Rev. Lett. vol. 15, no. 103, pp. 150502 (2009).
 B. D. Clader, B. C. Jacobs, C. R. Sprouse. Quantum algorithm to calculate electromagnetic scattering cross sections. http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.2340.
The present implementation is based on detailed algorithm and oracle specifications that were provided to us by the IARPA QCS program and written by B. David Clader and Bryan C. Jacobs.
Modules:
 Quipper.Algorithms.QLS.Main: Command line interface.
 Quipper.Algorithms.QLS.QSignedInt: An implementation of signed integers.
 Quipper.Algorithms.QLS.QSignedIntAux: Helper module.
 Quipper.Algorithms.QLS.QDouble: An implementation of real numbers, using fixedpoint notation.
 Quipper.Algorithms.QLS.RealFunc: Implementation of various analytic functions, for use with the automated circuit generation tool.
 Quipper.Algorithms.QLS.Utils: Helper module.
 Quipper.Algorithms.QLS.QLS: The implementation of the main algorithm.
 Quipper.Algorithms.QLS.CircLiftingImport: Helper module.
 Quipper.Algorithms.QLS.TemplateOracle: Implementation of the oracle, in regular Haskell, together with the "build_circuit" keyword to allow automated circuit generation.
Synopsis
 data WhatToShow
 data OracleSelect
 data WhichOracle
 data Options = Options {
 what :: WhatToShow
 format :: Format
 gatebase :: GateBase
 oracle :: OracleSelect
 whichoracle :: WhichOracle
 param :: RunTimeParam
 peel :: Int
 defaultOptions :: Options
 options :: [OptDescr (Options > IO Options)]
 oracle_enum :: [(String, OracleSelect)]
 dopts :: [String] > IO Options
 usage :: IO ()
 main :: IO ()
Command line interface
This module provides a command line interface for the Quantum Linear System algorithm. This allows the user, for example, to plug in different oracles, select a gate base, control boxing of subcircuits, and select different output formats.
Option processing
data WhatToShow Source #
An enumeration type for determining what the main function should do.
Instances
Show WhatToShow #  
Defined in Quipper.Algorithms.QLS.Main showsPrec :: Int > WhatToShow > ShowS # show :: WhatToShow > String # showList :: [WhatToShow] > ShowS # 
data OracleSelect Source #
An enumeration type for selecting an oracle implementation.
Instances
Show OracleSelect #  
Defined in Quipper.Algorithms.QLS.Main showsPrec :: Int > OracleSelect > ShowS # show :: OracleSelect > String # showList :: [OracleSelect] > ShowS # 
data WhichOracle Source #
An enumeration type for selecting an oracle to print.
Instances
Show WhichOracle #  
Defined in Quipper.Algorithms.QLS.Main showsPrec :: Int > WhichOracle > ShowS # show :: WhichOracle > String # showList :: [WhichOracle] > ShowS # 
A data type to hold values set by command line options.
Options  

defaultOptions :: Options Source #
The default options.
options :: [OptDescr (Options > IO Options)] Source #
The list of command line options, in the format required by getOpt
.
oracle_enum :: [(String, OracleSelect)] Source #
An enumeration of available oracles and their names.
dopts :: [String] > IO Options Source #
Process argvstyle command line options into an Options
structure.