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JMI2013B-3 A note on the discrete-time evolutions of quantum walk on a graph (pp.103-109)

Author(s): Yusuke Higuchi, Norio Konno, Iwao Sato and Etsuo Segawa

J. Math-for-Ind. 5B (2013) 103-109.

Abstract
For a quantum walk on a graph, there exist many kinds of operators for the discrete-time evolution. We give a general relation between the characteristic polynomial of the evolution matrix of a quantum walk on edges and that of a kind of transition matrix of a classical random walk on vertices. Furthermore we determine the structure of the positive support of the cube of some evolution matrix, which is said to be useful for isospectral problem in graphs, under a certain condition.

Keyword(s).  quantum walk, evolution matrix, characteristic polynomial, isospectral problem