Localization of discrete time quantumwalks on the glued trees

Yusuke Ide, Norio Konno, Etsuo Segawa, Xin Ping Xu

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In this paper, we consider the time averaged distribution of discrete time quantum walks on the glued trees. In order to analyze the walks on the glued trees, we consider a reduction to the walks on path graphs. Using a spectral analysis of the Jacobi matrices defined by the corresponding random walks on the path graphs, we have a spectral decomposition of the time evolution operator of the quantum walks. We find significant contributions of the eigenvalues, ±1, of the Jacobi matrices to the time averaged limit distribution of the quantum walks. As a consequence, we obtain the lower bounds of the time averaged distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1501-1514
Number of pages14
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar


  • Chebyshev polynomial
  • Discrete time quantum walks
  • Glued tree
  • Jacobi matrix
  • Localization
  • Orthogonal polynomial
  • Spectral analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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