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Quantum systems can mathematically be described by their 'quantum state'. When the system is closed/isolated, the state is 'pure' and can be written as a sum (i.e. 'superposition') of basis vectors. When the system is a subsystem of an open system, the state is instead usually 'mixed' and cannot be written as a pure state, so has to be written as a density matrix. Consider using the density-matrix tag when relevant

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Are X-state separability and PPT- probabilities the same for the two-qubit, qubit-qutrit, two-qutrit, etc. states?

On p. 3 of "Separability Probability Formulas and Their Proofs for Generalized Two-Qubit X-Matrices Endowed with Hilbert-Schmidt and Induced Measures" (https://arxiv.org/abs/1501.02289), it is ...
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QuTiP VS RK45: Which one gives the correct results for time-dependent systems?

I am writing a code for a quantum thermal machine which includes both coherent and dissipative time evolutions in its different stages of operation. However, evolving the system with "mesolve&...
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How to create superposition of states with fixed parity with a quantum circuit?

I'm searching for a circuit to generate, starting from the $|00\, ...\,0\rangle$ state, an arbitrary superposition of all states with either even or odd parity. The gate choice is irrelevant for now, ...
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Understanding quantum circuit diagrams: a circuit that compares two states $|YX\rangle$ and $|AB\rangle$

I have a quantum circuit which I would like to understand, which compares two standard basis states $|YX\rangle$ and $|AB\rangle$. It operates on the corresponding bits in each of the two states: i.e.,...
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Connection between the definitions of concurrence for a two-qubit states

The concurrence for a state $\rho$ as defined here is \begin{equation} C(\rho) = {\rm max}\{0, \lambda_1-\lambda_2-\lambda_3-\lambda_4\}. \end{equation} Where $\lambda_i$ are the eigenvalues of matrix ...
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How to create a Bell state with asymmetric amplitudes using single-qubit and CNOT gates?

Is there a systematic way - in terms of a quantum circuit with single qubit and CNOT gates - to create a bell state with asymmetric amplitudes, e.g., $$ \alpha |00\rangle + \beta|11\rangle $$ where $\...
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Does entanglement entropy follow a volume or an area law for 2D cluster states?

Consider a 2D cluster state defined on a rectangular lattice, which is universal for one way quantum computers. For a description of the state, see for example question 2 in this problem set. Now, ...
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Universal resource for measurement based quantum computation

Consider universal resources for measurement based quantum computation, as defined here: We are now ready to formulate the following definition. A family $\Psi$ is called a universal resource for MQC ...
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For two-qubit systems, do we have $\langle 01|01\rangle = \langle 0|0\rangle\langle 1|1\rangle$?

I am new to quantum computing and I want to know the following: If I have a 2 qubit system in state e.g. $\left|01\right>$ and I want to calculate the probability of measuring e.g. $\left<01\...
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Is the set of classical-quantum states convex?

I read about the classical-quantum states in the textbook by Mark Wilde and there is an exercise that asks to show the set of classical-quantum states is not a convex set. But I have an argument to ...
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What is the largest number of stabilizers a pure state can have?

What is the largest number of stabilizers a pure state can have? Elaborately put: Let $P(n)$ denote the Pauli group. Given an arbitrary pure state $|\psi\rangle$, what is the upper limit on how many ...
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How can I print out a state vector of a specific wire?

Suppose we start from 2 wires (q0 and q1) and through some quantum gates, suppose we measure q1 wire only. As we measure the q1 wire, the state vector of this quantum state would be determined ...
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How many single and double qubit gates are required to create a uniform superposition of vertices of a Johnson Graph J(n,r)?

Can I in $\tilde{O}(r)$ number of gates (single and double qubit) create a uniform superposition of vertices of Johnson Graph $J(n,r)$? I would like to create a state $|\psi\rangle = \frac{1}{\sqrt{n \...
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No-cloning theorem and distinguishing between two non-orthogonal quantum states revisited

There are a couple of posts on this question, but I think they are not satisfactory. The question is Nielsen and Chuang's QCQI, Exercise 1.2, page 57, which asks "Explain how a device which, upon ...
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How do I get sate vector for each shot running on a quantum computer?

I was running this code on a quantum computer how can I generate a state vector for each shot while running on a quantum computer? qikit code ...
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What is the difference between quantum "system", "register" and "Hilbert space"?

As far as I can tell, these terms are interchangeable but I am not sure of this. What is meant by each of the terms "quantum system", "quantum register" and "Hilbert space&...
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Are $(|00\rangle-|11\rangle)/\sqrt2$ and $(|11\rangle-|00\rangle)/\sqrt2$ the same quantum state?

The state $(|00\rangle-|11\rangle)/\sqrt2$ is an entangled state. If we think about the state $(|11\rangle-|00\rangle)/\sqrt2$, is this also entangled, but with maybe a phase change? The above two can ...
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From the final quantum state to the quantum circuit composition

When I build a quantum circuit and my initial state is the one composed only by zeros ($|000\ldots 0\rangle$), I have a final state $|\psi\rangle$ that is the result of the application of the quantum ...
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How many minimum Quantum Rats are needed to figure out which bottle contains poison?

For the classical Poison and Rat puzzle, we need at least $\lceil\log_2({\rm bottles})\rceil$ rats to figure out the poisoned bottle. If we have Schrödinger’s quantum rats, can we use fewer rats(...
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I am a beginner and therefore, these three H terms are confusing. "Hemitian", "Hamiltonian", and "Hilbert"

I am a beginner and therefore, these three H terms are confusing. "Hemitian", "Hamiltonian", and "Hilbert". Could someone give proper context and explain these terms . ...
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How do I construt a mixed state for an arbitrary symmetric matrix?

A symmetric matrix can be seen as a density matrix. If I have an arbitrary symmetrical matrix, can I use a quantum random access memory to construct a corresponding mixed state? What kind of quantum ...
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How do I get the Unitary matrix of a circuit without using the 'unitary_simulator'?

I am using jupyter notebook and qiskit. I have a simple quantum circuit and I want to know how to get the unitary matrix of the circuit without using 'get_unitary' from the Aer unitary_simulator. i.e.:...
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Why can't we simulate a Qubit using classical computer?

I am completely a noob in terms of quantum computing, have watched several videos to understand what Quantum computers are trying to achieve. I am a programmer of classical computers. We have a ...
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How to determine the threshold value of the quantum error correction code

How to determine the threshold value of the quantum error correction code, what is the specific method, such as surface code, how to determine the threshold value of the color code with a decoder, I ...
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How to write the eigenvectors of a mixture of two pure states?

Let $|\psi_1\rangle,|\psi_2\rangle$ be two pure states. Assume $\langle\psi_1|\psi_2\rangle\neq0$, and consider the convex combination $$\rho\equiv p_1 |\psi_1\rangle\!\langle\psi_1| + p_2 |\psi_2\...
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Schmidt vectors for random quantum states

Consider a random quantum circuit $U$ over $n$ qubits, drawn from the Haar measure. Consider the quantum state $$|\psi\rangle = U |0^{n}\rangle.$$ Now, partition $n$ into two and consider the Schmidt ...
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What are the typical gate times for single-qubit and 2-qubit gates for ion trap, superconducting, neutral atom, photonic, spin QC?

What are the typical gate times for single-qubit and 2-qubit gates for -- ion trap, -- superconducting, -- neutral atom, -- photonic, -- spin quantum computers based on today's technologies?
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How many physical qubits are needed to encode a logical qubit on ion trap, superconducting, neutral atom, photonic QC?

How many physical qubits are needed to encode a logical qubit on an -- ion trap, -- superconducting, -- neutral atom, -- photonic, -- spin quantum computer based on today's technologies?
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Physical Interpretation of Pauli Matrices as Polarization Check

We know that the Pauli matrices are: $$\sigma_x = \begin{bmatrix}0 & 1 \\ 1 & 0\end{bmatrix}, \sigma_y = \begin{bmatrix}0 & -i \\ i & 0\end{bmatrix}, \sigma_z = \begin{bmatrix}1 & ...
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Closeness of $\rho$ such that $\text{Tr}(|\psi\rangle\langle\psi|\rho)\le1/2^n+{\cal O}(2^{-2n} )$ for all $|\psi\rangle$ to the maximally mixed state

Consider an $n$ qubit density matrix $\rho$ such that $$\text{Tr}(|\psi\rangle\langle \psi| ~\rho) \leq \frac{1}{2^{n}} + \mathcal{O}\left(\frac{1}{2^{2n}} \right), $$ for every $n$ qubit pure state $|...
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Show that the trace of squared density matrix gives ${\rm tr}(\rho^2)=\frac12(1+\|\mathbf n\|^2)$ [duplicate]

Equation 7.7 is given below: $$\hat\rho = \frac12(I +n_x(\hat X)+n_y(\hat Y)+n_z(\hat Z)) $$ Where $I$ is the identity matrix and $\hat X,\hat Y,\hat Z$ are Pauli matrices. Now my attempt of this was ...
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Loading a random distribution using controlled-Y rotations

In the paper by Stamatopoulos et al., the authors say that it is possible to load a distribution on a three qubit state to obtain: In Qiskit finance this is performed using the uncertainty model ...
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What does it mean to be in a superposition of eigenstates in a LC oscillator?

In superconducting qubits, we use a circuit with a specific type of inductor and quantize the Hamiltonian. Because it's an anharmonic oscillator, we say that it has states -- $|0\rangle$ and $|1\...
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Are the first and second qubits of the state $| 111 \rangle + | 010 \rangle + | 101 \rangle + | 000 \rangle$ entangled with each another?

State of qubits: $\frac{1}{2} (| 111 \rangle + | 010 \rangle + | 101 \rangle + | 000 \rangle)$ Are the first and second qubits of this register entangled with each another?
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Anticoncentration for two independent random quantum circuits in parallel

Consider two Haar random $n$ qubit unitaries, $U_1$ and $U_2$. Consider the quantum state $$|\psi\rangle = (U_1 \otimes U_2) |0^{2n}\rangle. $$ Let $p_x = |\langle x| \psi \rangle|^{2}$, for $x \in \{...
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How to tranfer given superposition to quantum circuit?

Let's say I have a superposition of qubit defined as $\frac{1}{2} (| 000 \rangle + | 001 \rangle + | 111 \rangle + | 110 \rangle)$ (as given in the answer here: Explanation of output produced by the ...
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Why are half angles used in the Bloch sphere representation of qubits?

Suppose we have a single qubit with state $| \psi \rangle = \alpha | 0 \rangle + \beta | 1 \rangle$. We know that $|\alpha|^2 + |\beta|^2 = 1$, so we can write $| \alpha | = \cos(\theta)$, $| \beta | ...
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How to calculate the coefficients of a qubit from the angles of its Bloch representation?

A quantum bit $|\psi\rangle=a|0\rangle+b|1\rangle$ is represented on the Bloch sphere as a point on the spherical surface with $\theta = 40^°$ and $\phi = 245^°$. Calculate the (complex) coefficients $...
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How to get the Bloch sphere angles given an arbitrary qubit?

I understand that given a pure state $ |\psi\rangle$, we can express it in terms of two angles $\theta$ and $\varphi$ such that $|\psi\rangle = \cos(\theta/2)|0\rangle + \mathrm{e}^{i\varphi}\sin(\...
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How to apply the Hadamard gate to a given qubit state?

I have this qubit state: $$ H \left[ \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} |0\rangle + \left( \sqrt{\frac{2}{7}}+\frac{1}{\sqrt{7}}i \right) |1\rangle \right] $$ How to solve this given Hadamard gate on qubit? Hadamard ...
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Reduced density matrix of a Haar random state and its Schmidt decomposition

Consider a Haar random quantum state $|\psi\rangle$. Note that $$\rho =\mathbb{E}[|\psi\rangle\langle \psi|] = \frac{\mathbb{I}_{n}}{2^{n}}.$$ $\mathbb{I}_n$ is the identity operator on $n$ qubits. ...
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What is the Schmidt number of generalized GHZ and W states?

Consider generalizations of the GHZ state and the W state to $n$ qubits. What is the Schmidt number of these two states for any bipartition $ c n $ and $(1 - c) ~n $, for $c < 1$? Does it depend on ...
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How to determine the basis state with maximum amplitude without measurement?

Suppose I have two quantum registers described respectively by the quantum states $| \psi_1 \rangle = \sum_i \alpha_i |i \rangle$ and $|\psi_2 \rangle = |0\rangle$. I would like to implement a CNOT ...
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How to multiply two vectors (kets) in qiskit?

Hi does anyone know how i could write a program to get the product of something like |1>|0>|0>?
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How to change vectors from SU(2) to SO(3)?

I know how to change the special unitary matrix in $SU(2)$ to the matrix in $SO(3)$, and I found one way to change the state(vector) from $2\times 1$ to $3\times 1$, but I don't know why. The method ...
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General construction of $W_n$-state

Two of the most well known entangled states are the GHZ-state $|\psi\rangle = 1/\sqrt{2}\left( |0\rangle^{\otimes n} + |1\rangle^{\otimes n}\right)$ and the $W_n$-state, with $W_3 = 1/\sqrt{3}\left(|...
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Random quantum states and Schur-Weyl duality

Consider the following density matrix over $n$ qubits, with $C$ being a single qubit operator: $$ \rho_{n} = \int_{C \sim \text{Haar}} \big(C|0\rangle\langle0|C^\dagger\big)^{\otimes n} dC. $$ Let's ...
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Weak Schur sampling and state distinguishability

Consider the task of distinguishing between the following two $n$ qubit quantum states. $$ \rho = \frac{\mathbb{I}}{2^{n}}.$$ $$ \sigma = \frac{1}{2^{n/2}}\sum_{x \in \{0, 1\}^{n/2}} |x\rangle\langle ...
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Applying CNOT in series to ancilla qubit

$\renewcommand{ket}[1]{\left| #1 \right\rangle}$ $\renewcommand{bra}[1]{\left\langle #1 \right|}$Suppose we have to qubits both in the state $\ket{+ }= \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}(\ket{0}+\ket{1})$, and we ...
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Why can the most general state of a qubit be written as $|\Psi\rangle=\cos(\frac\theta2)|0\rangle+e^{i\phi}\sin(\frac\theta2)|1\rangle$?

Why we can express a most general qubit as $|\Psi\rangle = \cos{\left(\frac{\theta}{2}\right)}|0\rangle + e^{i \phi} \sin{\left(\frac{\theta}{2}\right)} |1\rangle$? Is there any formal proof for this?

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