Quantum Optimization [article]

Tad Hogg, Dmitriy Portnov
2000 arXiv   pre-print
We present a quantum algorithm for combinatorial optimization using the cost structure of the search states. Its behavior is illustrated for overconstrained satisfiability and asymmetric traveling salesman problems. Simulations with randomly generated problem instances show each step of the algorithm shifts amplitude preferentially towards lower cost states, thereby concentrating amplitudes into low-cost states, on average. These results are compared with conventional heuristics for these problems.
arXiv:quant-ph/0006090v1 fatcat:w24x6ixnmzezbfhb3ow5nncbmi