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Demonstration of Bomb Detection Using the IBM Quantum Computer

Version 1 : Received: 23 February 2019 / Approved: 25 February 2019 / Online: 25 February 2019 (15:23:20 CET)

How to cite: Raj, A.; Das, B.; Behera, B.K.; Panigrahi, P.K. Demonstration of Bomb Detection Using the IBM Quantum Computer. Preprints 2019, 2019020232 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201902.0232.v1). Raj, A.; Das, B.; Behera, B.K.; Panigrahi, P.K. Demonstration of Bomb Detection Using the IBM Quantum Computer. Preprints 2019, 2019020232 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201902.0232.v1).

Abstract

According to Copenhagen interpretation, a quantum particle can exist in a superposition of all possible states, out of which only one state is observed when it is measured. Interestingly, it has been observed that interaction with the quantum particle during measurement can also affect the outcome of the state. A scheme for interaction free measurement was proposed by Elitzur and Vaidman [Found. Phys. 23, 987 (1993)], where they used Mach Zehnder interferometer to detect whether a bomb is alive or dead. In 25 % of the cases they were able to detect that the bomb is alive without exploding it. Here, we demonstrate the above experiment using quantum computing, which can be realized in a quantum computer designing quantum circuits on it. We explicate all the cases, including whether the bomb is alive or dead by proposing new quantum circuits and executing those in QISKit as provided by IBM Quantum Experience platform and verify the obtained results.

Subject Areas

Bomb Detection; Interaction Free Measurement; Mach Zhender Interferometer; IBM Quantum Expeience

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