# Questions tagged [quantum-gate]

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### How does an $\sqrt{X}$ error propagates through an $T$ gate?

I wonder whether there is a compact way of describing a noise $\sqrt{X}$ propagating through a $T$ gate. Possibly in terms of Pauli and/or Clifford operators.
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### What are the "higher moments" of the gate fidelity?

Reading the paper Gate fidelity fluctuations and quantum process invariants I came across the concept of higher moments of the gate fidelity, for example in the following excerpt from the introduction:...
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### What does quantum gate fidelity mean?

The formal definition states that it's the distance between two quantum states. What does that mean experimentally? Does distance here mean the distance between two states on the Bloch Sphere? I am a ...
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### Is there the number of CNOT restriction?

I know that there is connectivity restriction when implementing physical CNOT gate. But, I wonder if there is a limit to the number of physical CNOT gates that can be performed at the same time. For ...
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### I have question about cost of 'modular multiplication unitary' in Shor's algorithm

Here modular multiplication unitary means $U_a : |s\rangle \to|as\mod N\rangle$. My main question is, can the modular multiplication unitary $U_a$ can be constructed in time polynomial in the number ...
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### How to simulate $H(\theta) = B(\sin\theta S_1^x +\cos\theta S_1^z +\sin\theta S_2^x +\cos\theta S_2^z)+aS_2^zI_z$ on IBM Qiskit

I am trying to simulate this Hamiltonian on IBM Qiskit, for varying values of $\theta$: $H(\theta) = B(\sin\theta S_1^x +\cos\theta S_1^z +\sin\theta S_2^x +\cos\theta S_2^z)+aS_2^zI_z$ Where S is ...
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### General parametrisation of an arbitrary $2\times 2$ unitary matrix?

Following is an excerpt from QCQI: I can understand that this matrix satisfies a unitary matrix. Also, intuitively, I am able to understand it. However, what is the proof that any given Unitary ...
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### How fast is qiskit to_gate() method, which is used to convert circuit to gate?

I have prepared a quantum circuit, which is using 13 qubits. Now, I am converting this circuit to gate but it is taking around avg. 35s for conversion. It would have have been fine, if I require only ...
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