A quantum state in a 2-dimensional Hilbert space of states.

In geometric quantization qbits are naturally understood as the states given by the geometric quantization of the 2-sphere for prequantum line bundle (plus metaplectic correction) being of unit first Chern class. See at *geometric quantization of the 2-sphere – The space of quantum states*.

The term *q-bit* goes back to

- Benjamin Schumacher,
*Quantum coding*, Phys. Rev. A**51**(1995) 2738 $[$doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.51.2738$]$

and was popularized by early adoption such as in

- Peter W. Shor,
*Scheme for reducing decoherence in quantum computer memory*, Phys. Rev. A 52, R2493(R) 1995 (doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.52.R2493)

See also:

- Wikipedia,
*Qbit*

Laboratoy-realizations of qbits for use in quantum computers:

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