Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 230502 , December 2020
Starting from the quantum-phase-estimate (QPE) algorithm, a method is proposed to construct entangled states that describe correlated many-body systems on quantum computers. Using operators for which the discrete set of eigenvalues is known, the QPE approach is followed by measurements that serve as projectors on the entangled states. These states can then be used as inputs for further quantum or hybrid quantum-classical processing. When the operator is associated with a symmetry of the Hamiltonian, the approach can be seen as a quantum-computer formulation of symmetry breaking followed by symmetry restoration. The method, called discrete spectra assisted, is applied to superfluid systems. By using the blocking technique adapted to qubits, the full spectra of a pairing Hamiltonian is obtained.