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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

Constructing quantum circuits with quantum logic gates using Silq

In this section, we will discuss some basic quantum circuits that can be created using quantum logic gates. All the quantum gates that you studied in this chapter and in Chapter 2, Quantum Bits, Quantum Measurements, and Quantum Logic Gates, are the primary gates that are required to create various quantum circuits.

You have seen the basic implementation aspects of multiple-qubit quantum logic gates using Silq, and now you are ready to utilize those multiple-qubit gates to construct interesting quantum circuits. Let's start with Bell states.

Implementing Bell states in Silq

Bell states are among the fundamental quantum circuits you will encounter in quantum computing and are utilized in quantum teleportation and superdense coding protocols, as you will see in this chapter.

You can see the quantum circuit for Bell state creation in the following figure:

Figure 7.6 – Bell...