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"""Utility functions for benchmarking."""
import numpy as np
from cirq import Circuit, depolarize, DensityMatrixSimulator
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(depolarize(p=noise))
rho = SIMULATOR.simulate(circuit).final_density_matrix
# measure the expectation by taking the trace of the density matrix
expectation = np.real(np.trace(rho @ obs))
return expectation