Questions tagged [initialization]

For questions regarding the initial state of a system for quantum computation and their preparation.

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Threshold and practical requirements for initial state preparation?

At the beginning of a quantum computational process we generally want to start in a perfectly known initial state, and evolve from there. This cannot be done perfectly, for fundamental reasons, but I ...
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Projective measurements: aftermath and restoration

I have some practical difficulties with projective measurements, so I'd welcome inspiration from others. This is beyond the question "Are true Projective Measurements possible experimentally?" in that ...
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Is there a “parameterized initialization” that I can apply to a QuantumRegister to re-use a circuit?

I'm working on a QuantumCircuit which measures the fidelity of one point (my "test vector") and two other points (my "data set", containing of states phi_1 and <...
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How to pick number of simulation qubits for finding eigenvalue of fermionic Hamiltonian?

I am having some trouble understanding how the number of simulation qubits are chosen when finding the eigenvalue of a fermionic Hamiltonian. For the phase-estimation algorithm, is the number of ...
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VQE restart from a previous computation

I'm running VQE algorithm on ibmq-qasm-simulator. I'm trying to implement a restart mechanism in order to be able to start a new computation from the result of a ...
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Default value for a state created by QuantumRegister

What's the default value for a state created by QuantumRegister(1,'name_of_the_register')? Is it a $|0\rangle$ or a $|1\rangle$?
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Why after transpiling a Qiskit circuit we obtain a different result?

I am trying to obtain the correct circuit transpiled for the ibmq_london device, as I want to know what the real gates applied in the quantum computer are. I am implementing the QFT circuit for 5 ...
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How can I initialize a state with chosen amplitudes in Qiskit?

I was trying to initialize to an arbitrary state of n qubits with the initialize() from Qiskit but it doesn't generate a state with the same amplitudes passed as an ...
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Prepending initial state to a quantum circuit in Qiskit

I am trying to generate a Quantum Phase Estimation (QPE) circuit in QISKIT the following way. 1 - First, I generate a QPE circuit with the following code: ...
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Default input states of qubits to quantum circuits [closed]

It is conventional to assume that the state input to the circuit is a computational basis state, usually the state consisting of all $|0\rangle$s. This rule is broken frequently in the literature ...