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Questions tagged [ibm-q-experience]

Use this tag for questions about IBM's quantum processors which are accessible online. DO NOT use this for questions about general Qiskit issues. As of July 2018, there are five processors on the IBM Q Experience: two 5-qubit processors, one 16-qubit processor and two 20-qubit processors (only available to hubs, partners, and members of the IBM Q network).

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Submitting jobs to IBM devices without Python

Qiskit can be used to submit jobs to IBM devices using Python (or Swift and JavaScript). But what if I want to use a different language? For example, suppose I have a specific circuit I want to run. ...
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Qiskit - Authorization Required error

When I use Qiskit to do quantum computing, I suffer from a big problem. When running the code,it turns out to be: ...
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Why can't you run a teleportation circuit on an IBM Q device?

I'm studying teleportation circuits with this tutorial and just out of curiosity, why can't a teleportation circuit be run on an IBM Q device?
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Print circuit compiled on hardware?

I would like to see the compiled circuit as executed on a hardware. Nominally, this sequence of commands should return the QASM circuit in the variable ran_qc, but ...
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Is it possible to expand/merge different circuits?

Suppose I have created a circuit composed of some registers with the usual qc = QuantumCircuit(qr, cr) where qr and ...
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How are Rigetti and IBM QX device parameters related to Kraus operators?

Rigetti reports the following parameters: (https://www.rigetti.com/qpu) T1, T2* times 1-qubit gate fidelity (F1q) 2-qubit gate fidelity (F2q) and, read-out fidelity (Fro) IBM QX reports the ...
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Qubits specification on IBMQ devices

As it is shown here, CNOT gates between different qubits have different error rates. I have the following questions: 1) While defining a circuit on QISkit, does ...
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Depolarizing channel implementation on IBM Q

Given a single qubit in the computational basis, $|\psi\rangle =\alpha |0\rangle + \beta|1\rangle$, the density matrix is $\rho=|\psi\rangle\langle\psi|=\begin{pmatrix} \alpha^2 & \alpha \beta^*\\ ...
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Qiskit Python program cannot connect to QE API

I am just getting started with Qiskit and IBM Quantum Experience, so please forgive my newby question. I have a IBM Quantum Experience account and I generated an API token. I used the generated ...
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How to deal with -LookupError: backend “ibmqx4” is not found?

I am using Jupyter notebook to write and running my qiskit codes (python 3.6) and every time I encounter the message: LookupError: backend "ibmqx4" is not found, right now the ibmqx4 computer is not ...
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How can I get access to IBM Q 20 Tokyo and IBM Q 20 Austin?

How can I get access to IBM Q 20 Tokyo and IBM Q 20 Austin? In the Q- experience site there is written that the access is for IBM clients only and in the profile there is a "promotional code" that ...
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Is there something like GitHub for Quantum Programming?

I'm just learning about quantum computer but some of it has been available for people to research & practice so I'd like to study it myself. The only kind of quantum computing I found so far is ...
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What is the purpose of the TDG gate in QISKit?

The QISKIT documentation doesn't explain what a TDG gate does and I can't find it anywhere else online.
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Phase-Shift Gate in Qiskit

How to implement the phase shift gate in qiskit or ibmq? Phase Shift Gate : $$\begin{pmatrix}e^{ia} && 0 \\ 0 && e^{ia}\end{pmatrix} = e^{ia}I$$
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Controlled-U operation in IBMQ

Suppose we have any matrix in $\mathrm U(2)$ and we need to construct a Controlled-$U$ operation with the $H,T,S$ gates. Then I am aware of the construction given in N&C of decomposing $U$ into $e^...
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Quantum algorithm for linear systems of equations (HHL09): Step 2 - Preparation of the initial states $|\Psi_0\rangle$ and $|b\rangle$

This is a continuation of Quantum algorithm for linear systems of equations (HHL09): Step 2 - What is $|\Psi_0\rangle$? In the paper: Quantum algorithm for linear systems of equations (Harrow, ...
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How to implement a random selection of one of the 3 qubits on the IBM Q (composer)?

I would like to implement a quantum program on the IBM Composer with following characteristics: The output is the observed value of 3 qubits Only one of the 3 qubits should be observed as $1$, the 2 ...
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How to implement a Square root of Swap gate that swaps 2n-qubits on the IBM Q (composer)?

I am looking for an implementation using the quantum gates provided by the IBM composer of the following quantum function: input $2n$ qubits output $2n$ qubits wherein $50\%$ of the cases the state ...
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How to implement the 4 Bell states on the IBM Q (composer)?

I would like to simulate the 4 "Bell States" on the IBM composer? How can I best implement those 4 Bell states using the existing set of gates ? Here below you see the definition of the 4 Bell ...
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Practical Implementations of QECCs in IBM Q Experience

I am learning how to program the IBM Q Experience quantum computers in order to learn more about how does it work and in order to perform some experiments in it. By doing so I was wondering what are ...
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How to implement the “Square root of Swap gate” on the IBM Q (composer)?

I would like to simulate a quantum algorithm where one of the steps is "Square root of Swap gate" between 2 qubits. How can I implement this step using the IBM composer?
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Implementation of the oracle of Grover's algorithm on IBM Q using three qubits

I am trying to get used to IBM Q by implementing three qubits Grover's algorithm but having difficulty to implement the oracle. Could you show how to do that or suggest some good resources to get ...
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How can a controlled-Ry be made from CNOTs and rotations?

I want to be able to applied controlled versions of the $R_y$ gate (rotation around the Y axis) for real devices on the IBM Q Experience. Can this be done? If so, how?
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How to delete pending jobs on IBM Quantum Computer to retrieve units?

I am trying to run some code using qiskit, but I get the error message, that I have run out of necessary Experiment Units. I ...
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What would a very simple quantum program look like?

After reading the "first programmable quantum photonic chip". I was wondering just what software for a computer that uses quantum entanglement would be like. Is there any example of code for specific ...
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How to explain in layman’s terms the significance of the difference of qubits of the D-Wave and IBM QX?

So, @AndrewO mentioned recently that he has had 'encounters' with people wondering why D-Wave has a lot more qubits than IBM. Of course, this comparison is faulty, since the IBM and D-Wave's machine ...