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# Questions tagged [pauli-gates]

For questions about Pauli matrices in general or Pauli gates in particular, as relevant to quantum computing and/or quantum information theory. The Pauli matrices are a set of three 2 × 2 complex matrices which are Hermitian and unitary. The three Pauli gates are: Pauli-X gate, Pauli-Y gate & Pauli-Z gate. X = {{0,1},{1,0}}; Y = {{0,-i},{i,0}}; Z = {{1,0},{0,-1}}.

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### Is the Pauli group for $n$-qubits a basis for $\mathbb{C}^{2^n\times 2^n}$?

The $n$-fold Pauli operator set is defined as $G_n=\{I,X,Y,Z \}^{\otimes n}$, that is as the set containing all the possible tensor products between $n$ Pauli matrices. It is clear that the Pauli ...
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### Obtaining gate $e^{-i\Delta t Z}$ from elementary gates

I am currently reading "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information" by Nielsen and Chuang. In the section about Quantum Simulation, they give an illustrative example (section 4.7.3), which I don't ...
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### Can arbitrary matrices be decomposed using the Pauli basis? [duplicate]

Is it possible to decompose a hermitian and unitrary matrix $A$ into the sum of the Pauli matrix Kronecker products? For example, I have a matrix 16x16 and want it to be decomposed into something ...
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### How to construct matrix of regular and "flipped" 2-qubit CNOT?

When constructing the matrices for the two CNOT based on the target and control qubit, I can use reasoning: "If $q_0$==$|0\rangle$, everything simply passes through", resulting in an Identity matrix ...
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### Simulate hamiltonian evolution

I'm trying to figure out how to simulate the evolution of qubits under the interaction of Hamiltonians with terms written as a tensor product of Pauli matrices in a quantum computer. I have found the ...
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### How can I decompose a matrix in terms of Pauli matrices?

I need to see an example of how Hamiltonian, i.e. any Hermitian matrix, can be decomposed into a linear combination of Pauli matrices. I would prefer an option to do this in larger than 2 dimensions, ...
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### Is there a simple rule for the inverse of a Clifford circuit's stabilizer table?

In Improved Simulation of Stabilizer Circuits by Aaronson and Gottesman, it is explained how to compute a table describing which Pauli tensor products the X and Z observable of each qubit get mapped ...
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### How to generalize the relationship HXH = Z for higher dimensions

Concerning the Hadamard gate and the Pauli $X$ and $Z$ gates for qubits, it is straightforward to show the following relationship via direct substitution: $$HXH = Z.\tag{1}$$ And I would like to ...
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### What is the difference between the action of $Z$ and $\exp(-i Z t)$ on a state?

What is the difference between performing $Z$ operation and performing $e^{-i Zt}$ operation on a state, given that $e^{-i Zt}= \mathbb{1} + (-i Zt) + ...$ is not equal to $Z$ for any value of $t$?
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### What are the relations between the permutation group and the Clifford group?

I'm trying to understand the relation between the permutation group on all the $2^n$ bitstrings and the Clifford group. My question arises from the fact that the Toffoli gate (which can be thought of ...
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### Prove the fidelity can be written in terms of Pauli expectation values as ${\rm tr}(\rho\sigma)=\sum_k \chi_\rho(k)\chi_\sigma(\rho)$

I am reading through "Direct Fidelity Estimation from Few Pauli Measurements" and it states that the measure of fidelity between a desired pure state $\rho$ and an arbitrary state $\sigma$ ...
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### Can there be multiple energy eigenstates corresponding to the same eigenvalue of a Hamiltonian (Pauli-X)?

all. I am a high-school student who has recently familiarized himself with linear algebra and is looking to understand quantum computing. So, I bought the classic textbook "Quantum Computation and ...
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### Proof for Cardinality of the Clifford Group

In this article: (http://home.lu.lv/~sd20008/papers/essays/Clifford%20group%20[paper].pdf) a proof is given for the cardinality of the Clifford group. I understand all the parts of it except for how ...
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### controlled-Z rotation gates in symmetrical fashion

I was going through the qiskit textbook and in this chapter I came across a statement under the topic "Kickback with the T-gate" related to the Controlled-Z gate that the controlled-Z ...
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### Pauli Identity Using Tensor Network Notation

I am trying to understand the meaning of the equation shown in the above image taken from this paper, but I am unfamiliar with the tensor network notation. My current strategy is trying to write down ...
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### How do physical implementations of Z gate selectively affect $\lvert1\rangle$ basis vector?

The Pauli Z gate inverts the phase of $\lvert1\rangle$ while leaving $\lvert0\rangle$ unaffected. When I think about how $\lvert1\rangle$ and $\lvert0\rangle$ are physically realized, however, as ...