Quantum random walks

Y. Aharonov*, L. Davidovich, N. Zagury

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We introduce the concept of quantum random walk, and show that due to quantum interference effects the average path length can be much larger than the maximum allowed path in the corresponding classical random walk. A quantum-optics application is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1687-1690
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


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