Setting the stage for materials simulation using acoustic metamaterials digital quantum analogue computing platforms
Abstract We present a model of an externally driven acoustic metamaterial constituted of a nonlinear parallel array of coupled acoustic waveguides that supports logical phi-bits, classical analogues of quantum bits (qubit). Descriptions of correlated multiple phi-bit systems emphasize the importance of representations of phi-bit and multiple phi-bit vector states within the context of their corresponding Hilbert space. Experimental data are used to demonstrate the realization of the single phi-bit Hadamard gate and the phase shift gate. A three phi-bit system is also used to illustrate the development of multiple phi-bit gates as well as a simple quantum-like algorithm. These demonstrations set the stage for the implementation of a digital quantum analogue computing platform based on acoustic metamaterial that can implement quantum-like gates and may offer promise as an efficient platform for the simulation of materials.