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How do I get the Unitary matrix of this circuit without using 'unitary_simulator'? [duplicate]

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 is my unitary matrix using linear algebra not matching the 'get_unitary' simulation?

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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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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How does measuring a value of one operator affect the probability of measuring a value for another operator?

Suppose I have two non-commuting operators, $U_1$ and $U_2$ with eigenvalues $\lambda_{1,1}, \lambda_{1,2}$ and $\lambda_{2,1}, \lambda_{2,2}$, respectively. In order to determine how measuring one ...
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If a Hamiltonian is quadratic in the ladder operator, why is its time evolution linear in the ladder operator?

How can one show that $\hat{U}^\dagger\hat{a}\hat{U}$ (with $\hat{U} =e^{-i\hat{H}t}$) involves only linear orders of the ladder operator, when $H$ is the general quadratic Hamiltonian $(\hat{H} = \...
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What is the most general quantum operation that preserves the marginal?

Suppose I have two states $\rho_{AB}$ and $\sigma_{AB}$ such that the marginals $\rho_A = \sigma_A$. What is the most general operation that could have acted on $\rho$ to output $\sigma$? For example, ...
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If you apply a unitary transformation to an entangled state, is it still entangled?

See title. If this is not true, is there a counter example? If it is not true, does it hold true for certain combinations of unitaries and entangled states?
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What's the state-of-the-art to calculate $|Ab\rangle$, given a matrix $|A\rangle$ and a vector $|b\rangle$ in QRAM encoding

Assuming that we have a matrix $A\in \mathbb{R}^{m\times n}$ stored in a quantum superposition, i.e. $$|A\rangle= \frac{1}{\|A\|_F}\sum_{i,j=0}^{n-1}{a_{ij}}|i,j\rangle$$ and a vector $b\in \mathbb{R}^...
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Find unitary such that $U:|i\rangle|0\rangle\rightarrow|i\rangle|A_i\rangle$

Let's assume I have two qubits of state $|A_0\rangle$ and $|A_1\rangle$ correspondingly stored in a quantum memory. How do I find a Unitary $U$ that acts on another register of 2-qubits such that $$U:|...
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Matrix multiplication through Block Encodings

For a project, I want to simulate a matrix multiplication on a simulated quantum circuit. Assuming that we have a matrix $A\in \mathbb{R}^{m\times n}$ stored in a quantum superposition, i.e. $$|A\...
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How do Rényi entropies act under unitary time evolution?

I am trying to find information/ help on Rényi entropies given by $$ S_n(\rho) = \frac{1}{1-n} \ln [Tr(\rho^n)] $$ and how it acts under unitary time evolution? Is the entropy independent on the state ...
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How can I construct a universal transformation using Clifford+T gates? [duplicate]

How can I construct, using Pauli, Hadamard and $T$ gate, a universal transformation $U$ such that $U|0\rangle$ has a less than $\frac{\pi}{4}$ complementary angle with $|0\rangle$?
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Textbook 2.5 (Qiskit) - Unitary and Hermitian matrices

In section 2.5 of the Qiskit textbook, it states that $X$, $Y$, $Z$ and $H$ are examples of unitary Hermitian matrices. As I understand it, this means that the following rule applies: $$UU^\dagger=U^\...
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3-qubit phase shift gate/circuit implementation without any Ancilla qubits

Hi, I need help me with figuring out the 3-qubit phase shift circuit without any ancillas similar to the 2-qubit circuit shown in below attached picture....... Please do let me know! Thanks in advance!...
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How to prepare a random 1-qubit superposition for data encoding

Let's assume we have a normalized data vector $\vec{x}= [x_1,x_2]$. How can I prepare a state $$|\psi\rangle = x_1|0\rangle+x_2|1\rangle$$ for any $\vec{x}$. I know that this state is in general not ...
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Find the unitary implementing the transformation $|0\rangle\to\frac1{\sqrt2}(|0\rangle+|1\rangle),|1\rangle\to\frac1{\sqrt2}(|0\rangle-|1\rangle)$ [closed]

I have found a question for finding the Unitary operator for the following transformation: I found the solution as well. But I didn't understand how they got the solution!
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Compiling Quantum Circuits using the Palindrome Transform

This paper shows a way to produce optimal circuits. I haver verified most of them and they are correct except this procedure: procedure ProduceArray(n) I cannot ...
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How does one create the unitary sending $|0\rangle$ into a target quantum state?

The Hadamard gate allows us to construct an equal superposition of states. If one wants to construct an arbitrary superposition e.g. $\alpha\vert 0\rangle + \beta\vert 1\rangle + ..$, how does one ...
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How to check if a quantum circuit can be constructed for a given matrix representation?

Let's say I have a matrix representation, e.g. $$ \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 0 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 1 & 0 \\ 0 & 1 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 0 & 1 \end{pmatrix}. $$ How ...
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Does the no-hiding theorem suggest that quantum information is never destroyed?

According to Wikipedia: The no-hiding theorem proves that if information is lost from a system via decoherence, then it moves to the subspace of the environment and it cannot remain in the ...
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Is the column vector of a uniformly sampled random unitary matrix a uniformly sampled random state vector?

I am wondering if a random unitary matrix taken from a Haar measure (as in, it is uniformly sampled at random) can yield a uniformly sampled random state vector. In section 3 of this paper it says &...
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How to find the output state after evolution through a unitary?

I was reading about quantum postulates, and I have a few questions about the second postulate that describes the evolution of a quantum system. For a system S, we describe the evolution after applying ...
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Unitary over bipartite states that can turn a non-product state into a product state

Consider a bipartite quantum state $\rho_{AB}$ over a product of finite-dimensional Hilbert spaces $\mathcal{H}_A \otimes \mathcal{H}_B$. Does there exists a unitary $U$ over $\mathcal{H}_A \otimes \...
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A question about Grover's paper “Fixed-Point Quantum Search”

I am reading Grover's paper "Fixed-Point Quantum Search," (arXiv version with a different name) which improves on his earlier quantum research algorithm. However, I'm having difficulty in ...
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Creating a parameterized Operator in Qiskit

I'm trying to run a VQE for a specific custom Anzats. The Anzats is built up of an unitary matrix $U_H$, which I'm trying to created in this way: ...
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What is $\sum_{i}\langle i \vert U \vert j\rangle$ for unitary $U$?

The question is basically the title but given a unitary operator $U$ and a computational basis, can we say anything about the complex number below? $$c = \sum_{i}\langle i \vert U \vert j\rangle$$ I ...
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How to apply a operator to qubit system on the basis of current state of system?

Suppose I have three different operators $U_1, U_2,U_3$. Now, these three operators will be applied if my current state of the system is $|\psi_0\rangle,|\psi_1\rangle $ and $|\psi_2\rangle$ ...
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How to perform the unitary transformation $U|i,j_1\rangle = 1/\sqrt{k}(|i,j_1\rangle+|i,j_2\rangle+|i,j_3\rangle…+|i,j_k\rangle)$?

Is the following unitary transformation possible? If so, what will be the value of $U$? $$U|i,j_1\rangle = 1/\sqrt{k}(|i,j_1\rangle+|i,j_2\rangle+|i,j_3\rangle...+|i,j_k\rangle)$$ Here, $i$ is a node ...
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What is the effect of the reset gate on the matrix form of a gate/circuit?

From what I understand, any circuit can be combined to make a gate, which has a square, unitary matrix form that acts on the $2^n$ row of the qubits state column vector. For example, the circuit ...
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Can the (universal) state inversion operator be physically realized?

I was trying to solve an exercise from Vazirani's course "Qubits, Quantum Mechanics and Computers": A mathematically nice, but unphysical, way to detect entanglement is to use the state ...
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What are the physical meanings of the outer product when writing expressions for unitary gates?

I'm really confused with the interpretation of those equations: $1.$ The evolution of states under unitary operations can be expressed as $$ U = \sum_k\exp(i\phi_k)|\psi_k\rangle\langle\psi_k| $$ $2.$ ...
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How to force a matrix to be unitary given constraints on some of the elements? [duplicate]

I am working with a matrix of the following form: $$ A =\begin{pmatrix} a_{11} & Q & \ldots & Q\\ a_{21} & Q & \ldots & Q\\ \vdots & \vdots & \ddots & \vdots\\ ...
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Hadamard gate for three qubits; inconsistency between IBM and Matlab

I am trying to build a large and quite complex three qubit quantum circuit on IBMs quantum computer. I have a specific unitary which I am trying to implement and I am building a circuit following the ...
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How can I convert the unitary matrix $e^\frac{i\pi}{2}$ into a quantum circuit in Qiskit?

How can I put the unitary matrix $$e^\frac{i\pi}{2}I$$ to the quantum circuit? I don't know if it is belong to $$U3(\theta, \phi, \lambda), U2(\phi, \lambda), U1(\lambda)$$ Thanks a lot.
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Is the Haar measure invariant under conjugation?

Denote the Haar measure on the unitary group $U(\mathcal X)$ by $\eta$. Does this equation hold (assuming the integral exists): $\int d\eta(U) f(U) = \int d\eta(U) f(U^\dagger)$? Intuitively this ...
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How to find the unitary operation of a depolarizing channel?

Suppose we have a depolarizing channel operation $$E(\rho)=\frac{p}{2}\textbf{1}+(1-p)\rho$$ acting on a Spin$\frac{1}{2}$ density matrix of the form $\rho=\frac{1}{2}(\textbf{1}+\textbf{s}\cdot\...
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Nielsen & Chuang Theorem 2.6 Proof

I got a problem in understanding the proof of the Theorem 2.6 (Unitary freedom in the ensenble for density matrices), 2.168 and 2.169 in the Nielsen and Chuang book Equation 2.168 Suppose $|{\tilde\...
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Can we always find a unitary operation connecting qubit states with given eigendecompositions?

Consider the density matrices $\rho_0 = |0 \rangle \langle 0|$ and $\rho_1 = |1 \rangle \langle 1|$. Let $\{p_1, p_2\}$, and $\{p_3, p_4\}$ be two probability distributions, that is, $$0 \leq p_1, p_2,...
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What is the probability $\Pr(||U-I||_{op}<\varepsilon)$ of a Haar-random unitary being close to the identity?

If one generates an $n\times n$ Haar random unitary $U$, then clearly $\Pr(U=I)=0$. However, for every $\epsilon>0$, the probability $$\Pr(\|U-I\|_{op}<\varepsilon)$$ should be positive. How can ...
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Representing a von Neumann measurement as $[\mathcal{I} \otimes P_i] U(\rho_s \otimes \rho_a)U^{-1} [\mathcal{I} \otimes P_i]$, how do we choose $U$?

Given the state of a system as $\rho_s$ and that of the ancilla (pointer) as $\rho_a$, the Von-Neumann measurement involves entangling a system with ancilla and then performing a projective ...
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How do you embed a POVM matrix in a Unitary?

In QuantumKatas Measurement Task 2.3 - Peres-Wooter's Game, we are given 3 states A,B and C. We construct a POVM of these states. But how do we convert that POVM into a Unitary that we can apply. ...
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Convert a two-ququart (16 x 16) density matrix into normal form--so that the components of the Bloch vectors of the two reduced systems are all zero

The two-ququart ($16 \times 16$) "Hiesmayr-Loffler" density matrix https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1367-2630/15/8/083036/meta, (https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.06745 eq. (13)), What ...
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Is $e^{i\beta} R_Z(-2\beta)$ equivalent to $U_1(2\beta)$?

As far as I know the single qubit gate $$ e^{i\beta\sigma_z} = \begin{bmatrix} e^{i\beta} & 0 \\ 0 & e^{-i\beta} \end{bmatrix} = e^{i\beta} \begin{bmatrix} 1 & 0 \\ 0 & e^{-i2\beta} \...
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Bipartite states whose coefficients are entries of a unitary matrix

I've been trying to solve this question It seems that in order to show it has unit length, we must show that $$ \frac{1}{d} \sum_{m, n=0}^{d=1} \lvert U_{m, n}\rvert ^2 = 1 $$ I've tried searching ...
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Initial assumption of the unitary that allows us to estimate the label function

You can find the paper here , in which they describe the architecture of a QNN that can be used to learn binary functions and correctly classify unseen data. They say that for each binary label ...
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Find the decomposition of the following matrix into two level unitary matrices [duplicate]

Find the decomposition of the following matrix into two level unitary matrices: $$ \frac{1}{2} \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 1 & 1 & 1\\ 1 & i & -1 & -i\\ 1 & -1 & 1 & -1\\ ...
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Could someone give an example of this pic?

This is a picture from Wiki(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_logic_gate). Can someone give me a simple example by using two qubits?
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How can I fill a unitary knowing only its first column?

I have a unitary matrix that I want to construct. I only care what happens to the first computational state, so the first column is specified. So far, I've been assigning each question mark to a ...
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How to prove that a matrix is an arbitrary unitary?

My goal is to prove that I can synthesise arbitrary unitary from two components. In the end, I find a matrix with the form \begin{equation} \mathbf{W}_j=\begin{pmatrix} |\alpha|2\cos{(\phi_{...
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How should I understand the change of qubit's basis as a rotation?

I have a little difficulty with understanding. How do I properly visualize the change of qubit's basis as a rotation? Let's say that we have classical basis vectors, $|0\rangle$ and $|1\rangle$. Now, ...