Quantum Data and Control Made Easier
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Quantum Programming Languages, 2006, 73-87 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper we define nQML, a functional quantum programming language that follows the ``quantum data and control'' paradigm. In comparison to Altenkirch and Grattage's QML, the control constructs of nQML are simpler and can implement quantum algorithms more directly and naturally. We avoid the unnecessary complexities of a linear type system by using types that carry the address of qubits in the quantum state. We provide a denotational semantics over density matrices and unitary transformations, inspired by Selinger's semantics for QPL. Our semantics leads naturally to an interpreter for nQML, written in Haskell.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. 73-87 p.
Functional quantum programming language, type system, denotational semantics
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-58596OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-58596DiVA: diva2:473398
4th International Workshop on Quantum Programming Languages, (QPL 2006), July 17-19, 2006, Oxford
QC 201201102012-01-052012-01-052012-01-10Bibliographically approved