I am very new to quantum computing and I have recently started to experiment with qiskit module in python, by following tutorials and implementing simple algorithms.

I constructed the quantum circuit described on this page: Qiskit teleportation And got same results that were expected:

my circuit:


my results:


Which are apparently expected results, since

"we will always measure 0 from Bob's qubit because we started off with |0⟩"

However, if I apply NOT Gate at the start of q0, I still get the exact same results. Is my understanding of algorithm wrong? Shouldnt I be getting q2 as 1 after applying the NOT gate at start?


import qiskit as q
from qiskit.visualization import plot_histogram

circuit = q.QuantumCircuit(3, 3)

# entangle cubit 1 & 2


circuit.cx(1, 2)

# apply CNOT to qubit we want to send
circuit.cx(0, 1)


circuit.measure([0,1], [0,1])

circuit.cx(1, 2)

circuit.cz(0, 2)


backend = q.Aer.get_backend('qasm_simulator')
job = q.execute(circuit, backend, shots=1024)
result = job.result()

counts = result.get_counts(circuit)

Outcomes when NOT gate is inserted at the start of q0:

enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Your circuit is good; could you insert the image of the alternative circuit? I am not sure what you did, and a picture is better than words. $\endgroup$
    – kludg
    Dec 2 '19 at 12:04
  • $\begingroup$ @kludg, you mean circuit in Ascii? I will post that as well along with code $\endgroup$
    – Ach113
    Dec 2 '19 at 12:06
  • $\begingroup$ no, i meant the picture of alternative circuit like the picture of original circuit. $\endgroup$
    – kludg
    Dec 2 '19 at 12:08
  • $\begingroup$ @kludg I am not sure what you mean, the picture in post is generated by circuit.draw(output='mpl') so it is the description of what my code is doing $\endgroup$
    – Ach113
    Dec 2 '19 at 12:11
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    $\begingroup$ shouldn't you measure q2 after teleportation? $\endgroup$
    – kludg
    Dec 2 '19 at 12:28

Your circuit does not measure $q_2$ qubit after teleportation; I guess that is why teleportation of $|1\rangle$ qubit is shown incorrectly.


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