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Blend of stochastic +‎ quantum

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stoquastic (not comparable)

  1. Having elements of quantum mechanics and classical theory of stochastic matrices. For non-technical purposes ‘stoquastic’ is equivalent to “avoiding the sign problem”.[1]
    • 2015, Ian Kivlichan, “On the complexity of stoquastic Hamiltonians,” publication not named (termpaper?), 11 December 2015
      Stoquastic Hamiltonians, those for which all off-diagonal matrix elements in the standard basis are real and non-positive, are common in the physical world.
    • 2016, Edward Farhi, Aram W Harrow, “Quantum Supremacy through the Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm”, in arXiv[1]:
      We contrast this with the case of sampling from the output of a quantum computer running the Quantum Adiabatic Algorithm (QADI) with the restriction that the Hamiltonian that governs the evolution is gapped and stoquastic.
    • 2016, R. Barends et al., “Digitized adiabatic quantum computing with a superconducting circuit,” Nature, 534, 222–226, 9 June 2016
      As stoquastic problems we use frustrated Ising Hamiltonians, having random local X and Z fields, and random σzσz couplings.

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  1. ^ Sergey Bravyi: “Monte Carlo Simulation Of Stoquastic Hamiltonians.” Quantum Information & Computation, volume 15, issue 13&14, October 2015, pp. 1122–1140. Page 1123.