We describe how continuous-variable Abelian anyons, created on the surface of a continuous-variable analog of Kitaev's lattice model can be utilized for quantum computation. In particular, we derive protocols for the implementation of quantum gates using topological operations. We find that the topological operations alone are insufficient for universal quantum computation, which leads us to study additional nontopological operations such as offline squeezing and single-mode measurements. It is shown that these in conjunction with a non-Gaussian element allow for universal quantum computation using continuous-variable Abelian anyons.
|Number of pages
|Physical Review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
|Published - 29 May 2012