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Type: Conference paper
Title: Quantum models of Parrondo's games
Author: Flitney, A.
Abbott, D.
Citation: Nano- and microtechnology : materials, processes, packaging and systems : 16-18 December 2002, Melbourne, Australia / Dinesh K. Sood, Ajay P. Malshe, Ryutaro Maeda (eds.), pp. 58-66
Publisher: SPIE
Publisher Place: CDROM
Issue Date: 2002
Series/Report no.: Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering ; 4936.
ISBN: 0-8194-4731-5
ISSN: 0277-786X
Conference Name: International Symposium on Smart Materials, Nano- and Micro-Smart Systems (2002 : Melbourne, Australia)
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Adrian P. Flitney and Derek Abbott
Abstract: It is possible to have two games that are losing when played in isolation but that, because of some form of feedback, produce a winning game when played alternately or even in a random mixture. This effect is known as Parrondo's paradox. Quantum mechanics provides novel methods of combining two games through interference and entanglement. Two models of quantum Parrondo's games have been published and these are reviewed here. We speculate on a model of a quantum Parrondo's game using entanglement. Such games could find a use in the development of algorithms for quantum computers.
Description: ©2003 COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
RMID: 0020022517
DOI: 10.1117/12.469069
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