qml.taper

taper(h, generators, paulixops, paulix_sector)[source]

Transform a Hamiltonian with a Clifford operator and taper qubits.

The Hamiltonian is transformed as \(H' = U^{\dagger} H U\) where \(U\) is a Clifford operator. The transformed Hamiltonian acts trivially on some qubits which are then replaced with the eigenvalues of their corresponding Pauli-X operator. The list of these eigenvalues is defined as the Pauli sector.

Parameters
  • h (Hamiltonian) – PennyLane Hamiltonian

  • generators (list[Hamiltonian]) – generators expressed as PennyLane Hamiltonians

  • paulixops (list[Operation]) – list of single-qubit Pauli-X operators

  • paulix_sector (llist[int]) – eigenvalues of the Pauli-X operators

Returns

the tapered Hamiltonian

Return type

Hamiltonian

Example

>>> symbols = ["H", "H"]
>>> geometry = np.array([[0.0, 0.0, -0.69440367], [0.0, 0.0, 0.69440367]])
>>> H, qubits = qml.qchem.molecular_hamiltonian(symbols, geometry)
>>> generators = qml.qchem.symmetry_generators(H)
>>> paulixops = paulix_ops(generators, 4)
>>> paulix_sector = [1, -1, -1]
>>> H_tapered = taper(H, generators, paulixops, paulix_sector)
>>> print(H_tapered)
  ((-0.321034397355757+0j)) [I0]
+ ((0.1809270275619003+0j)) [X0]
+ ((0.7959678503869626+0j)) [Z0]

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