Quantum approximate optimization algorithm for MaxCut: A fermionic view

Author(s): Zhihui Wang, Stuart Hadfield, Zhang Jiang, and Eleanor G. Rieffel
Farhi et al. recently proposed a class of quantum algorithms, the quantum approximate optimization algorithm (QAOA), for approximately solving combinatorial optimization problems (E. Farhi et al., arXiv:1411.4028; arXiv:1412.6062; arXiv:1602.07674). A level-$p$ QAOA circuit consists of $p$ steps; in...
[Phys. Rev. A 97, 022304] Published Mon Feb 05, 2018

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