Source code for mitiq.benchmarks.utils

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"""Utility functions for benchmarking."""
from typing import cast, Union

import numpy as np

from cirq import (
    Circuit,
    depolarize,
    DensityMatrixSimulator,
    NoiseModel,
    SingleQubitGate,
)

SIMULATOR = DensityMatrixSimulator()


[docs]def noisy_simulation(circ: Circuit, noise: float, obs: np.ndarray) -> float: """Simulates a circuit with depolarizing noise at level NOISE. Args: circ: The quantum program as a cirq object. noise: The level of depolarizing noise. obs: The observable that the backend should measure. Returns: The observable's expectation value. """ circuit = circ.with_noise( cast(Union[None, NoiseModel, SingleQubitGate], depolarize(p=noise)) ) result = SIMULATOR.simulate(circuit) rho = result.final_density_matrix # measure the expectation by taking the trace of the density matrix expectation = np.real(np.trace(rho @ obs)) return expectation