Online ISSN:1349-8606
Progress in Informatics  
No.8 March 2011  
Page 65-79 PDF(1,694KB) | References
Recursive quantum repeater networks
Rodney VAN METER1, Joe TOUCH2 and Clare HORSMAN3
1Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
2Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
3Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Keio University
(Received: October 16,2010)
(Revised: November 9,2010)
(Accepted: December 26,2010)
Internet-scale quantum repeater networks will be heterogeneous in physical technology, repeater functionality, and management. The classical control necessary to use the network will therefore face similar issues as Internet data transmission. Many scalability and management problems that arose during the development of the Internet might have been solved in a more uniform fashion, improving flexibility and reducing redundant engineering effort. Quantum repeater network development is currently at the stage where we risk similar duplication when separate systems are combined. We propose a unifying framework that can be used with all existing repeater designs. We introduce the notion of a Quantum Recursive Network Architecture, developed from the emerging classical concept of recursive networks, extending recursive mechanisms from a focus on data forwarding to a more general distributed computing request framework. Recursion abstracts independent transit networks as single relay nodes, unifies software layering, and virtualizes the addresses of resources to improve information hiding and resource management. Our architecture is useful for building arbitrary distributed states, including fundamental distributed states such Bell pairs and GHZ, W, and cluster states.
Quantum repeaters, distributed quantum computing, computer networks, recursive network architecture
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