publication . Preprint . 2003

Energy Dissipation in Quantum Computers

Granik, A.; Chapline, G.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 11 Oct 2003
Abstract
A method is described for calculating the heat generated in a quantum computer due to loss of quantum phase information. Amazingly enough, this heat generation can take place at zero temperature. and may explain why it is impossible to extract energy from vacuum fluctuations. Implications for optical computers and quantum cosmology are also briefly discussed.
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free text keywords: Quantum Physics
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