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Quantum simulations under translational symmetry

Christina V. Kraus, Michael M. Wolf, J. Ignacio Cirac

Phys. Rev. A 75, 022303 **, (2007)

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.75.022303 Pfeil
*arXiv.org*: quant-ph/0607094 Pfeil

Abstract: We investigate the power of quantum systems for the simulation of Hamiltonian time evolutions on a cubic lattice under the constraint of translational invariance. Given a set of translationally invariant local Hamiltonians and short range interactions we determine time evolutions which can and those that can not be simulated. Whereas for general spin systems no finite universal set of generating interactions is shown to exist, universality turns out to be generic for quadratic bosonic and fermionic nearest-neighbor interactions when supplemented by all translationally invariant on-site Hamiltonians.