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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

Quantum teleportation

Quantum teleportation is a truly fascinating phenomenon that happens in quantum computing and by the help of which we are able to transfer a quantum state from one place to another without having to traverse the space in between. For quantum teleportation, we consider two communicating parties, Alice and Bob. Alice sends a qubit to Bob to communicate a message. This is the essence of quantum teleportation.

Let's take a look at the Silq code for teleportation to gain a better understanding of the process:

def main() {
  return Teleportation();
def Teleportation(){
  // Initialize Qubits - 'a' qubit is to be teleported by Alice 
  // to Bob
  // Alice's Operations
  // Creating the Bell State
  if b{
    c := X(c);
  // Alice applies CX and H to 'a&apos...