Abstract

Title: Complexity Limitations on Quantum Computation
Published: N/A
Authors: Lance Fortnow, John D. Rogers
Abstract: We use the powerful tools of counting complexity and generic oracles to help understand the limitations of the complexity of quantum computation. We show several results for the the probabilistic quantum class BQP:
  • BQP is low for PP, i.e., PP^BQP=PP.
  • There exists a relativized world where P=BQP and the polynomial-time hierarchy is infinite.
  • There exists a relativized world where P=BQP but P <> UP intersect coUP and one-way functions exist. This gives a relativized answer to an open question of Simon.
Full Paper: [postscript]