Scientists develop first quantum algorithm to characterize noise across large systems

August 10, 2020

Noise is the main obstacle to building large-scale quantum computers.

To tame the noise (interference or instability), scientists need to understand how it affects an entire quantum system.

Until now this information was only available for very small devices or subsets of devices.

Work by develops algorithms that will work across large quantum devices.

They demonstrate this by diagnosing the noise in an

Dr Harper said: "The results are the first implementation of provably rigorous and scalable diagnostic algorithms capable of being run on current quantum devices and beyond."

Dr Harper is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sydney Nano Institute and part of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems.
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DECLARATION

This work was supported in part by the US Army Research Office, the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS), the Government of Ontario, and the Government of Canada through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) and Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Industry Canada.

RESEARCH ARTICLE available on request.

'Efficient learning of quantum noise', , DOI: 10.1038/s41567-020-0992-8

Authors: Robin Harper1, Steven Flammia1,2 and Joel Wallman3,4

1 Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems, School of Physics, University of Sydney

2 Yale Quantum Institute, Yale University, USA

3 Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada

4 Quantum Benchmark Inc, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

University of Sydney

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