Quantum Lattice Gas Representation for Vector Solitons
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB HANSCOM AFB MA
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Quantum lattice gas algorithms are developed for the coupled-nonlinear Schrodinger coupled-NLS equations, equations that describe the propagation of pulses in birefringent fibers. When the cross-phase modulation factor is unity, the coupled-NLS reduce to the Manakov equations. The quantum lattice gas algorithm yields vector solitons for the fully integrable Manakov system that are in excellent agreement with exact results. Simulations are also presented for the interaction between a turbulent 2-soliton mode and a simple NLS 2-soliton mode. The quantum algorithm requires 4 qubits for each spatial node, with quantum entanglement required only between pairs of qubits through a unitary collision operator. The coupling between the qubits is achieved through a local phase change in the absolute value of the paired qubit wave functions. On symmetrizing the unitary streaming operators, the resulting quantum algorithm, which is unconditionally stable, is accurate to omicronepsilon squared.
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