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A Study on the Industrial Applications of Quantum Information Processing and Communication

퀀텀정보통신기술의 산업적 응용가능성에 관한 연구

  • 권문주 (정보통신산업진흥원) ;
  • 김창선 (산업통상자원 R&D 전략기획단) ;
  • 박성택 (충북대학교 경영정보학과) ;
  • 김태웅 (성균관대학교 경영대학)
  • Received : 2013.05.27
  • Accepted : 2013.07.20
  • Published : 2013.07.28

Abstract

Quantum Information Processing and Communication, based on the physical laws of Quantum mechanics, exploits fundamentally new modes of computation and communication and holds the promise of immense computing power beyond the capabilities of any classical computer. In Quantum Information Processing, replacing bits with qubits, one makes two-state quantum systems that do not possess in general the definite values of 0 or 1 of classical bits, but rather are in a so-called. "coherent superposition", of the two. Full exploitation of this additional freedom implies that new processing devices need to be designed and implemented, and that a large scale quantum computer can in principle be built. New discoveries will enable a range of exciting new possibilities including: greatly improved sensors with potential impact for mineral exploration and improved medical imaging and a revolutionary new computational paradigm that will likely lead to the creation of computing devices capable of efficiently solving problems that cannot be solved on a classical computer. In short, Quantum computing is an economy game changer, with a potential of disrupting entire industries and creating new ones.

Keywords

Quantum Information Processing;Quantum mechanics;quantum computer;computational paradigm