Lattice quantum algorithm for the Schrödinger wave equation in \(2+1\) dimensions with a demonstration by modeling soliton instabilities. (English) Zbl 1130.81027

Summary: A lattice-based quantum algorithm is presented to model the nonlinear Schrödinger-like equations in \(2 + 1\) dimensions. In this lattice-based model, using only 2 qubits per node, a sequence of unitary collide (qubit-qubit interaction) and stream (qubit translation) operators locally evolve a discrete field of probability amplitudes that in the long-wavelength limit accurately approximates a non-relativistic scalar wave function. The collision operator locally entangles pairs of qubits followed by a streaming operator that spreads the entanglement throughout the two dimensional lattice. The quantum algorithmic scheme employs a nonlinear potential that is proportional to the moduli square of the wave function. The model is tested on the transverse modulation instability of a one dimensional soliton wave train, both in its linear and non-linear stages. In the integrable cases where analytical solutions are available, the numerical predictions are in excellent agreement with the theory.


81P68 Quantum computation
81Q05 Closed and approximate solutions to the Schrödinger, Dirac, Klein-Gordon and other equations of quantum mechanics
37K60 Lattice dynamics; integrable lattice equations
37K10 Completely integrable infinite-dimensional Hamiltonian and Lagrangian systems, integration methods, integrability tests, integrable hierarchies (KdV, KP, Toda, etc.)
35Q55 NLS equations (nonlinear Schrödinger equations)
35Q51 Soliton equations
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