Efficient Color Transformations on Quantum Images
Phuc Q. Le, Abdullah M. Iliyasu, Fangyan Dong,
and Kaoru Hirota
Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, G3-49, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8502, Japan
Efficient transformations on the color content of images using single qubit operations are proposed based on the Flexible Representation of Quantum Images (FRQI). Utilizing the single qubit dedicated for encoding color information in the FRQI representation, the proposed operations offer massive speed-up in terms of changes in the color information in comparison with classical ones. Simulations of the FRQI images and circuits of these transformations using synthetic and Lena images on classical computers demonstrate the feasibility of the proposal. Together with position related operations, the color transformations could provide the foundation to achieve practical applications which are inefficient at present.
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