Dimensional Expressivity Analysis, best-approximation errors, and automated design of parametric quantum circuits

Lena Funcke, Tobias Hartung, Karl Jansen, Stefan Kühn, Manuel Schneider, Paolo Stornati

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The design of parametric quantum circuits (PQCs) for efficient use in variational quantum simulations (VQS) is subject to two competing factors. On one hand, the set of states that can be generated by the PQC has to be large enough to contain the solution state. Otherwise, one may at best find the best approximation of the solution restricted to the states generated by the chosen PQC. On the other hand, the PQC should contain as few parametric quantum gates as possible to minimize noise from the quantum device. Thus, when designing a PQC one needs to ensure that there are no redundant parameters. The dimensional expressivity analysis discussed in these proceedings is a means of addressing these counteracting effects. Its main objective is to identify independent and redundant parameters in the PQC. Using this information, superfluous parameters can be removed and the dimension of the space of states that are generated by the PQC can be computed. Knowing the dimension of the physical state space then allows us to deduce whether or not the PQC can reach all physical states. Furthermore, the dimensional expressivity analysis can be implemented efficiently using a hybrid quantum-classical algorithm. This implementation has relatively small overhead costs both for the classical and quantum part of the algorithm and could therefore be used in the future for on-the-fly circuit construction. This would allow for optimized circuits to be used in every loop of a VQS rather than the same PQC for the entire VQS. These proceedings review and extend work in [1, 2].

Original languageEnglish
Article number575
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2022
Event38th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, LATTICE 2021 - Virtual, Online, USA United States
Duration: 26 Jul 202130 Jul 2021

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Research at Perimeter Institute is supported in part by the Government of Canada through the Department of Innovation, Science and Industry Canada and by the Province of Ontario through the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. L.F. is partially supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, National Quantum Information Science Research Centers, Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage (C2QA) under contract number DE-SC0012704, by the DOE QuantiSED Consortium under subcontract number 675352, by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement PHY-2019786 (The NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions, http://iaifi.org/), and by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics under grant contract numbers DE-SC0011090 and DE-SC0021006. S.K. acknowledges financial support from the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation under project “Future-proofing Scientific Applications for the Supercomputers of Tomorrow (FAST)”, contract no. COMPLEMENTARY/0916/0048. M.S. acknowledges the funding by the Helmholtz Einstein International Berlin Research School in Data Science (HEIBRiDS). P.S. acknowledges support from Agencia Estatal de Investigación (“Severo Ochoa” Center of Excellence CEX2019-000910-S, Plan National FIDEUA PID2019-106901GB-I00/10.13039 / 501100011033, FPI) )„ Fundació Privada Cellex, Fundació Mir-Puig, and from Generalitat de Catalunya (AGAUR Grant No. 2017 SGR 1341, CERCA program).

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