Quantum Algorithms on NISQ Devices

With the small qubit devices now becoming accessible across various hardware and cloud platforms, it is imperative to find useful tasks for the devices to perform. Such devices are known as NISQ - Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum - devices. In this regime of a few qubits, we expect the physical qubits to be noisy in the absence of sophisticated error-correction or fault-tolerant coding techniques. Therefore, it is important to understand and identify qubit algorithms that are of interest in the immediate future or near term, capable of running usefully on NISQ devices. In particular, we are interested in qubits encoded in optical modes via the Gottesman-Kitaev-Preskill scheme.

Intern: 
Eli Bourassa;Ilan Tzitrin
Faculty Supervisor: 
Hoi-Kwong Lo
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Ontario
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