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Quantum Computing with Silq Programming

By : Srinjoy Ganguly, Thomas Cambier
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Quantum Computing with Silq Programming

By: Srinjoy Ganguly, Thomas Cambier

Overview of this book

Quantum computing is a growing field, with many research projects focusing on programming quantum computers in the most efficient way possible. One of the biggest challenges faced with existing languages is that they work on low-level circuit model details and are not able to represent quantum programs accurately. Developed by researchers at ETH Zurich after analyzing languages including Q# and Qiskit, Silq is a high-level programming language that can be viewed as the C++ of quantum computers! Quantum Computing with Silq Programming helps you explore Silq and its intuitive and simple syntax to enable you to describe complex tasks with less code. This book will help you get to grips with the constructs of the Silq and show you how to write quantum programs with it. You’ll learn how to use Silq to program quantum algorithms to solve existing and complex tasks. Using quantum algorithms, you’ll also gain practical experience in useful applications such as quantum error correction, cryptography, and quantum machine learning. Finally, you’ll discover how to optimize the programming of quantum computers with the simple Silq. By the end of this Silq book, you’ll have mastered the features of Silq and be able to build efficient quantum applications independently.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Section 1: Essential Background and Introduction to Quantum Computing
Section 2: Challenges in Quantum Programming and Silq Programming
Section 3: Quantum Algorithms Using Silq Programming
Section 4: Applications of Quantum Computing

Superconducting qubit-based quantum computers

In this section, let's learn about the technology of superconducting qubits, which is used by tech giants such as Google, IBM, and Rigetti to make their own quantum computers. This section will aid you in appreciating the practical implementation of qubits about which you have read so far. Let's dive into superconducting qubits in the next section.

Superconducting qubits

Superconducting qubits work on the phenomenon of superconductivity. Superconductors are those materials that possess a critical temperature point below which their resistance vanishes and they conduct electricity freely. Unlike normal conductors where single electrons are responsible for the conduction of electricity, superconductors conduct by electron pairs also known as Cooper pairs. The Cooper pairs form a superfluid and flow without any loss of energy, which also indicates that the viscosity becomes zero. Another important characteristic to note...