Quantum Algorithms for some Hidden Shift Problems [article]

Wim van Dam, Lawrence Ip
2002 arXiv   pre-print
Almost all of the most successful quantum algorithms discovered to date exploit the ability of the Fourier transform to recover subgroup structure of functions, especially periodicity. The fact that Fourier transforms can also be used to capture shift structure has received far less attention in the context of quantum computation. In this paper, we present three examples of "unknown shift" problems that can be solved efficiently on a quantum computer using the quantum Fourier transform. We also
more » ... define the hidden coset problem, which generalizes the hidden shift problem and the hidden subgroup problem. This framework provides a unified way of viewing the ability of the Fourier transform to capture subgroup and shift structure.
arXiv:quant-ph/0211140v1 fatcat:vt4kl5vvijdi5kni466g4zyche